Featured artist at the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival and currently playing venues nation wide, Derek F. Smith is one of the hottest solo acts to come out of the Fraser Coast. Winner of the 2015 Spirit of Bundaberg 'Battle of the Bands’ Derek brings a raw energy and emotion to every performance, he leaves it all on the stage!
He’s shared the stage with artists such as Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi), You Am I, Lee Kernaghan, Stonefield, Jared Porter and James Blundell to name a few.
Performing a strong mix of originals and covers Derek’s music is inspired by artists like Mumford & Sons, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, Green Day and many more. His Debut EP 'Enlightened Monkey' featuring 5 original songs and 13 track live album 'Live at the Federal’ have been welcomed with rave reviews by listeners worldwide.