G’day! I’m Warren Derwent and welcome to “This Is Warren Derwent”.
“This Is Warren Derwent” is a Country Music blog designed ‘not only’ to facilitate the sharing and discussion of my own music online, but Country Music in general. So please feel free to comment, re-blog, and submit any relevant, non-defamatory Country Music material or news you may have that ‘does not’ infringe copyright.
Perhaps the blog will also be a way of staying in touch with the many friends, artist’s, musician’s, writer’s and fans I’ve been lucky enough to meet over the years in Country Music.
Some history; After winning Star Maker in 1992, I released the hit singles ‘Back of Beyond’ and ‘Eye’s of Love’ which led to a Best New Talent nomination at the 1993 Australian Country Music Awards.
I continued writing songs and released the EP ‘ME SO FAR’ in 1998, along with subsequent singles produced by Guitarist Stuart French, songs like ‘My Father Is My Friend’, ‘Our Future’s Shorter Than Our Past’, ‘As Good A Chance As Anyone’ ‘Over The Year’s’ and ‘It’s For Me To Know Honey & You To Find Out’ have all been released on the NFS (Not For Sale) Label and received strong radio airplay in recent years.
The 2009 Tamworth Country Music Festival marked a return to the live performance scene, with an appearance at the 30 Years Of Star Maker Anniversary Concert. I received an enthusiastic reception from the capacity crowd at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, and also made appearances at the Toyota Country Theatre and the Buttercup Open House Concert at the Tamworth Town Hall .
Stemming from the success of the recent single ‘It’s Starting To Tell On Me Now’ and live performances in Tamworth and at the inaugural 2009 Canberra Country Music Festival, things are continuing well. I’ve recently released a new EP ‘BACK OF BEYOND’ which is now available for purchase on iTunes
I’m currently a member of the Canberra Country Music Association (CMAC) and often perform at their monthly walk up concerts. I continue to write songs and record and I’m currently designing a web-site, a blog and planning a long awaited debut album.