Derek Frank has made a name for himself since arriving in Los Angeles in 1997. With an ability to split his creative time equally between live appearances, touring and recording; he has become one of the most in-demand bass players on the scene, and as such was recruited by Gwen Stefani for her multi-date Las Vegas residency in 2018/19.
Having recently completed a tenure as a member of Shania Twain’s touring band, Derek keeps himself busy with pop-icon Gwen Stefani, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, singer/songwriter Daniel Powter, LA rock band The Dirty Diamond, and the Soundcheck Live resident band, based at the legendary Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood.
In addition to hundreds of sessions with independent artists, bands, composers and producers, Derek’s recorded credits include the artists Juan Gabriel, G.E.M, Brian Auger, Jennifer Paige, Jonatha Brooke, Cassie Davis, and Mindi Abair. He has also worked with producers including Todd Rundgren, Neal Avron, Steven Slate, Gustavo Farias and Gregg Poree, and his bass tracks can be heard alongside legendary musicians including world renowned drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and world class piano player Joe Sample.