H O P E - Deric Dyer
Deric was born in Ireland and lived in England until he was 11, his father, a trumpet player, moved his family to Bermuda in 1967 and that’s when Deric’s musical career started. Meeting Cliff and American Standard in the spring of 1975, he joined the band and move to America later that year. Two years later ASB became Joe Cocker‘s band. Playing in the horn section with the legendary Bobby Keys, Deric learned quickly the art of playing Rock/R&B sax. This proved to be a valuable lesson for what was to come. Leaving Joe after a couple of years, Deric decided to work the Boston music scene, playing and recording with many of Boston’s best bands, all highlighted by recording with Rick Ocasek of The Cars for his solo album. His second life changing opportunity came in January 1987...auditioning for Tina Turner. He spent two years touring as part of Tina’s Break Every Rule World Tour. Tina was paired with Joe Cocker on Summer festival shows in Germany. Deric rekindled his friendship with Joe and wasn’t home long when the phone rang with Michael Lang on the other end asking if Deric would like to re-join Joe and the band for his Unchain My Heart World Tour. Deric jumped at the chance to relive that special moment in his career. Deric toured with Joe in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s. Deric also performed with Belgium’s Night of The Proms which reunited him with Tina band mate and best man at his wedding John Miles. He also performed with Roger Hodgson, Al Jarreau, Tony Hadley and Andrea Bocelli. In October of 2012 Bermuda called and asking Deric to be apart of The John Lennon Double Fantasy Bermuda Tribute Concert. Working with Maxi Priest, Biggie Irie, Roy Young, Uzimon and many amazing Bermudian artists celebrating the music of John Lennon. Deric was also asked to return in 2013. Deric has also spent many year‘s working on his own solo career, releasing five CDs and I live DVD, both recorded to a sold out crowd at Scullers in Boston.