Bass player Derek Frank began teaching as a visiting instructor at Musicians Institute in 2012. Aside from teaching, Derek keeps himself busy occupying the bass position with soft rock hitmakers Air Supply, country-pop superstar Shania Twain, LA-based rock band The Dirty Diamond, groove-centric soul/blues band Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, the resident band every Wednesday at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, amongst many other gigs with LA-based independent artists and bands.
Past artists he has toured with extensively include: Victoria Justice (2012-2013), Russian artist Roman Arkhipov aka “Troy Harley” (2012), Ambrosia lead singer David Pack (2011-2012), Jeff Golub (2011-2012), Mindi Abair (2010-present), Dancing With the Stars (2007-2009), Aly & AJ (2006-2008), and Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express (2002-present).
One-off performances, including TV shows with: Poe, Alan Parsons, Siedah Garrett, Gregg Rolie Band, Alejandra Guzman (Mexico), Siavash Ghomayshi (Iran), Christina Aguilera, Bonnie McKee, Rachael Yamagata, Keb Mo, Peter White, Chris Standring, Lari White, and Jennifer Paige, in addition to many performances with lesser-known but equally talented artists and several independent band projects.
Derek also keeps himself busy in the recording studio, laying down bass tracks for many different artists, bands, composers, and producers over the years. Check out the SOUNDS and DISCOGRAPHY pages of his site for more info. Derek also has a website dedicated to his recording studio, where he provides solid bass tracks to clients all over the world via the internet. For more info, please visit BASSTRACKSONLINE.COM
When not on tour, Derek splits his time between his homes in Los Angeles, California and Mammoth Lakes, California, where he lives with his wife, Annette, dog Penny, and cats Ringo and Sherwin.