Derek Sherinian

He has been called the “King of the Keys”. The Godfather of Shock Rock, none other than Alice Cooper, christened him the “Caligula of Keyboards”. He is the one and only Derek Sherinian. Since the age of five this renowned progressive rock keyboardist, composer, and producer honed the skills of his craft, and eventually earned himself a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. His introduction to the world of professional musicianship began with a tour with drummer extraordinaire Buddy Miles before he secured gigs backing Alice Cooper and KISS on the road. In 1994 he accepted the honor and challenge of touring with the highly regarded and technically astounding prog-metal Dream Theater. Sherinian put his extensive musical skills to the test throughout his five year tenure with the group, after which he departed with the determination to bring his own musical ambitions to life. In addition to his solo work, he began the instrumental supergroup Planet X in 2000, and recorded with Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen, and the now-defunct jazz-fusion supergroup Platypus. In 2009, Sherinian co-founded the hard rock supergroup Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Glenn Hughes. Though the group disbanded in 2013, the project nevertheless produced four acclaimed albums, all of which overflow with his pristine and pummeling “guitaristic” keys. Shortly after, Joe Bonamassa extended an invitation to Sherinian to become a fulltime member of his band. Since August of 2013, this master keyboardist has brought aboard his considerable and fierce abilities to Bonamassa’s exhausting, worldwide touring schedule. Check out Derek’s site here:  http://dereksherinian.com/

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