Derek Downham


From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Derek Downham is an accomplished songwriter/producer that possesses an inspired voice with both power and dexterity. A formidable multi-instrumentalist, Derek has recorded and played live/toured with many of Canada’s finest bands and artists.

He has also performed/recorded with (in no particular order): The Beauties, Don Felder (The Eagles), Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar), James Burton (Elvis Presley’s guitarist), Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, George Harrison), July Talk, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Serena Ryder, Gracie, Sarah Slean, Boots Electric (Eagles Of Death Metal), F. Scott & The Nighthawks, Nels Cline (Wilco), Redd Volkert (Merle Haggard), Cindy Cashdollar, Junior Brown, Kellie Loder, Jenn Fiorentino, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Whitehorse, Sam Roberts, Lights, Paul Quarrington (Whale Music, RIP), Hugh Dillon, Kyle Riabko (Columbia), Colin Cripps, Paul Pigat, Amos Garrett, Brent Mason, Trophy, The Beautiful Unknown, By Divine Right, Hayden Neale (Jacksoul), Sloan, Jason Collett, Kim Stockwood, Jully Black, Tomi Swick, Treasa Lavasseur, Dru, Graph Nobel, Jeen O’Brien, Amy Millan (Stars), Ron Sexsmith, Shaye, Samantha Martin, Esthero, Kurt Swinghammer, Justin Rutledge, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Blair Packham, Arlene Bishop, Sebastian Grainger (Death From Above 1979), Revival Dear, Ivana Santilli, Matthew Barber, Jeff Healey (RIP), Emm Gryner, Scott Anderson (Finger 11), Damhnait Doyle, Stratochief, Holy F*ck, Beans (Warp), Elliott BROOD, The New Kings, Micheal O’Grady, Andy Stochansky, Danny Michel and many more.

He’s played on The Late Show with David Letterman, he’s got a Juno (Canada’s Grammy), he’s shared stages with Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Tommy James and The Shondells, The Tragically Hip, The Four Tops, Alejandro Escovedo, Drive-By Truckers, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Sarah Harmer, The Stills, The Weakerthans, Metric, Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers), The Sadies, Squeeze (UK), Matthew Good, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Big Sugar, Andrew Bird and Billy Talent, just to drop a few notables.

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