Derek Gonzales

Session Guitarist

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Guitarist that can nail just what each song needs, from simple indie riffs, ambient parts, funky grooves, to complex jazzy-prog and more.

Derek has been a guitarist for two decades. He attended Souza Lima Conservatory (a Berklee Global Partner) for a year and completed his degree in Popular (non-classical) Music - Electric Guitar in 2015, from Santa Marcelina College in São Paulo, Brazil.

His musical experience includes extensive study of several genres, such as Rock (from classic rock to metal, from progressive to alternative), Brazilian music (MPB, Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz), Funk/Soul/RnB, Blues, Pop and also Jazz. Derek is currently a member of a Funk/Soul band called Discopia and the leader/singer-songwriter of an upcoming Indie Pop/Progressive Rock project. Over the years, he has played in many bands, including covers with Flip the Coin and original music with Brunna Buzollo, in venues in São Paulo (Manifesto Rock Bar, Café Aurora, Gillan's Pub, Praça Victor Civita, and others), and tours in the state of Minas Gerais.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Strokes
  • Pink Floyd
Gear Highlights
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Telecaster
  • Analog drives and Line 6 M9 for effects
  • Carvin V3M Tube Amp.
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