For over three and a half decades, Derrick J has been a legendary and highly esteemed entertainer, captivating audiences with his exceptional talent. Known as “The Golden Voice,”
“King of Romance,” and “The Crooner,” he has made an indelible mark on the world of music.Romance lies at the heart of Derrick J’s music and is the key to his enduring success. Renowned for his timeless themes of love and longing, he has mesmerised audiences of all ages with warm and passionate performances. His meticulous vocal ability has consistently captivated listeners, earning him the title of a true artist. Derrick J has graced the stages of prestigious 5-star hotels worldwide, including renowned establishments like Hilton, Oberoi, and Ramada.
Leveraging the power of YouTube with over 200 TV clips garnering more than a million hits, Derrick J secured a contract to perform at the illustrious Las Vegas Hilton, a dream for any entertainer. Recently, he showcased his talents aboard the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, one of the largest in the world, as part of the Royal Caribbean cruise line.
Derrick J made his musical debut in 1974 on the nationally televised show “New Faces,” hosted by Bert Newton, receiving the prestigious “Bert Newton’s Encouragement” award. This marked the beginning of his highly successful career as an entertainer in Australia. Over the next 15 years, he became a household name, regularly appearing on various television shows nationwide and becoming a sought-after entertainer worldwide.
Beyond his musical achievements, Derrick J has showcased his multifaceted talents in acting, playing roles in popular shows like “Neighbours,” “Kath & Kim,” “Newly Weds,” and “We Can Be Heroes.” He has also featured in commercials for prominent brands such as Heinz and Aust Post and appeared in lms like “Gross Misconduct” alongside Jimmy Smits.
For many years, Derrick J hosted the award-winning “Sri Lanka Morning Show” on Channel 31.
Derrick J’s remarkable journey has been recognised and documented by Channel 7 in a show called “Times,” delving into his success and popularity in Australia, showcasing his impact on the music industry.
As a highly sought-after performer and recording producer, Derrick J’s schedule remains hectic. Whether performing at corporate and private events, imparting his knowledge to young artistes, or providing guidance in their musical direction and promotion, he is widely respected in the music industry.
Derrick will be featured as Guest Artiste backed by the Redeemers with the Award – winning group All- 4-One at the live concert at the Nelum Pokuna on December 23.