Here's a little bit of information about me,
- just for you.
I am a true country girl at heart who loves the simple country life.
I was raised in the small country town of Balaklava in South
Australia just north of Adelaide.
I am the kind of girl who loves life and gives everything and
anything a go. I love the outdoors and all it has to offer but i am
also a very traditional person who enjoys patchwork, needlework
and other hobbies..
Country Music, Rock'n Roll and pretty much most genres of music were played in our home growing up and i have a love for them all. I am especially fond of the classics from George Jones, Crystal Gayle, Tammy Wynette and also from the more modern singers George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba, Lorrie Morgan, The Judds, Martina McBride, Sara Evans and Pam Tillis (Just to name a few).
I began singing way back when I was around 14years old and yes I was absolutely terrible and extremely nervous. Safe to say I never sang again for quite a while. I still had the love for music and I started a family country band called 'Misty Mountain', with my sister and brother. I entered many talent quests on our travels and have a cherished collection of trophies - including the Len Wakefield Memorial Award from 1996.
Over the years we travelled all around South Australia performing at many different venues and functions. Some of the places we performed at were Warooka, Avon, Owen, Peterborough, Carrieton, Yongala, Barmera, Gawler, Adelaide, Uerelia, Clare, Blyth, Kapunda, Port Augusta, Dublin, Greenock (plus many, many more).
We met some truly amazing people and some I can say are still friends today.
I gave country music away for a number of years due to many reasons, my life changed and I had a true doubt of whether I was actually any good and if it was worth pursuing country music anymore. I soon realised that country music was part of me, in my blood and I really missed having fun, entertaining and meeting new friends.
Which I guess leads me to where I am today.
Now I am a solo artist who loves to keep everyone on the dance floor, after all if your not dancing or tapping your feet then I'm not playing the right stuff. I play a great variety of good traditional and modern country songs that everyone can dance and sing along to like:
Blanket on the Ground, Every Little Thing, Let me be there, Bartender Blues,
Pick Me Up on Your Way Down, These Boots Are Made For Walkin,
Silver Wings, Blame it On Your Heart, Crying Game, just to name a few.
I hope you have enjoyed reading a little
about me and I look forward to meeting
you somewhere soon. Derani xx