Hi, I’m Derek. I currently play bass in Gwen Stefani’s band, and have also toured with artists such as Shania Twain, Air Supply, Shakira, Daniel Powter, Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers, Victoria Justice, Dancing With The Stars, among many others. I moved to LA in 1997, and have since made my living as a full-time studio and touring bass player, enjoying a career based on versatility, professionalism, positivity, and integrity. I’m eager to share some of my experiences with you, and look forward to helping you navigate your way through the constantly-changing landscape of today’s music world.

Ask Me About

  • How to break into a music scene and create opportunities for yourself to tour with major acts such as the ones I’ve listed above.
  • Any aspect of the bass guitar, including: tone, techniques, setup and instruction.
  • Recording bass tracks for hundreds of independent clients in my home studio.
  • Working on your project, and how I can play bass on your tracks by recording remotely and sending you completed files.
  • What it takes to become a studio bass player, including some of the technical aspects of remote recording.
  • Career guidance in the ever-evolving music industry.
  • Navigating the Los Angeles music scene.
  • Any of the bands or artists with whom I have worked. 

Credits

  • Live bass player for Gwen Stefani, including current Las Vegas residency.
  • Previous engagements include Shania Twain, Shakira, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Daniel Powter, Air Supply, Victoria Justice, Dancing With The Stars, Aly & AJ, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, Greg Rolie, David Pack, Paulina Rubio, Christina Aguilera, Poe, Lari White, Alejandra Guzman, Siedah Garrett, and many independent artists/bands.
  • Television/Live appearances with Christina Aguilera, Lari White, Alejandra Guzman, Jennifer Paige, Gregg Rolie, David Pack, Jeff Golub, Roman Arkhipov, Rachael Yamagata and Bonnie McKee.

Additional Skills

Home StudiosProducerProductionBass GuitarPerformance and TouringLive PerformanceTouringVocals / Vocalists / SingingBackground Vocals

Derek Frank

Bass Player. Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Shakira.

$2.50 / minute

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Derek Frank

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Timezone: Pacific Standard Time (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada); Tijuana
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