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I'm a 32 year old musician and filmmaker from Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently fronting the alternative rock band, New Van Goghs, and promoting our debut album, "Stargazing At Noon". Still open to collaborations, however, if the project is right.

If you want to hear more of my solo tunes, just search for "Derek Grote" on band camp. I'm posting a free song a day there in 2019 in support of my new double album, "Twin Suns Eclipse", which- like "Stargazing"- can be found on most of the major digital music platforms.

If you like what you hear, get in touch. Cheers!

Screen name:
Member since:
Mar 25 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Suede, The Sex Pistols, Radiohead, The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Abba, Tegan And Sara, The Strokes, Kate Bush, Sigur Ros, U2, Enigma, Sparklehorse, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Air, Bjork, The Rolling Stones, John Barry, Dua Lipa, Sandy Denny, Supergrass, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Rammstein, John Williams, Mogwai, Travis, Angelo Badalamenti, Julee Cruise, Anuna, Michael Jackson, Mina Mazzini, Jeff Buckley, Bat For Lashes, The Knife, Lady Gaga, M83, Scott Walker, Fever Ray, The Swell Season, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, Blur, Beach House, The Verve, Jane Birkin, Alain Goraguer, Kasabian, The Runaways, Pulp, Massive Attack, Neil Young, Beck, PiL, Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Texas, The Vines, Interpol, Mos Def, Royksopp, France Gall, Portishead, Louis Armstrong, David Bowie, Sia, TOPS, Dead Confederate, Muse. The Prodigy, Tom Jones, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Mercury Rev, Todd Rundgren, Julian Casablancas, Deodato, Serge Gainsbourg, The Sugarcubes, Billy Idol, Tears For Fears, Oh No Ono. Harry Nilsson.


enough stuff to jam out.