Happy Birthday Derek!

Posted By Derek Nance on Feb 28, 2014 | 5 comments


Earlier this week, it was a special day for the Brothers, it was Derek’s birthday!!
If you have been reading the blog for a little while, you likely have noticed that Derek is a critic of using schtick in a performance. However, even Derek is guilty of this.

I hope you enjoy Derek playing the classic quartet “Pick a Winner” as a young teenager.

Luckily since this video was recorded, Derek no longer parts is hair and has a much better tan. My favorite part is when they count aloud as part of the performance. I remember being at their rehearsals, and no matter how many times they ran that section somebody would jump the gun.

Has anybody else used counting out-loud as part of the show to secretly (and obviously) help the musicians with entrances?

Cover Photo: Derek playing bells in Disneyland with Ben Brown and Betsey Garfinkle from Tintabulations in 2008.