Thank you for taking the time to visit the website of DHicksMusic and we hope that you share our page with all of your contacts. Derrick Hicks, born in Vicksburg, MS and raised in the Austin, Tx area, multi-instrumentalist proficient in piano/keyboard, drums and bass guitar with a strong focus in Gospel, Jazz, Neo-Soul, Funk and Fusion genres. At this time, Derrick is pursuing his purpose of positively impacting and encouraging others through music.
“Derrick Hicks is an outstanding Multi-Instrumentalist with superior command of each instrument in his arsenal. His work ethic, professional manners, ability to sight read, musical director experience, along with his God given natural talent make him an asset to almost any music project or major production. His skill set make him one of the regions favorites and is often the go to guy to connect with regions top musician’s. He is my first choice of Keyboardist for my live performances. He is my first choice in a studio musician, because of his ability to play keyboards, organ, bass and drums at a professional level of execution and proficiency. I have worked directly with Derrick Hicks in performing numerous private events, concerts and studio sessions in the Greater Austin Texas Region.” - James Johnson, Recording Artist, Studio Owner, SongWriter/Arranger. - Suite 8 Records Experience with Derrick Hicks.
Derrick knew that he was destined to be a musician. From the early years of playing drums since the age of 5, receiving his 1st drum kit from long time friend and drummer extraordinaire Jason Meekins, to now being fluent in multiple instruments, the calling over his life was to touch and inspire whoever he came in contact with through music. At the age of 16 years of age, with the guidance of Steve Greer, Derrick learned his first song on the keyboard, "I Ain't Mad At Cha" by Tupac.
The experiences and privileges of being surrounded by the top musical acts in Austin, Derrick has been afforded the opportunities of playing with or sharing the stage with national gospel recording artists (Shirley Caesar, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Mississippi Mass Choir, CeCe Winans, Jonathan Nelson, VaShawn Mitchell, Beverly Crawford, etc), internationally known saxophonist Kyle Turner and many local artists such as Jack Burton Trio, Courtney Santana Music, Saxophonist James Johnson, Toni Ringgold Music, Moontower Entertainment, The Nightowls and many more.
While enjoying life to the fullest with his wife Tawny and 2 sons Ayden & Amare, Derrick Hicks is in the process of completing his first solo instrumental project, a collaborative jazz/fusion hymn project with James Johnson, as well as, introducing his premier wedding and party band Nu Standard. Please stay tuned for additional information regarding the release of all projects. For additional questions and/or booking inquiries, contact DHicksMusic at 512-337-2786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.