On September 18th, 2020, veteran Los Angeles touring/session bass player Derek Frank will release his first solo album in over a decade. Aptly titled "Eleven Years Later", this follow-up to his 2009 release "Let the Games Begin..." is an exploration in organic instrumental groove music drawing influence from many genres; Funk, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Southern Rock, and 70's soundtrack music are all strongly represented.
‘Eleven Years Later’ is not a "Bass" album per se, but rather an interactive and collaborative effort between Derek and several of his close friends and musical cohorts. This team includes Joshua Ray Gooch on guitar (Shania Twain), Ty Bailie on keyboards (Katy Perry), Randy Cooke on drums (Ringo Starr, Colbie Caillat), along with a special guest appearance by guitar hero Joe Bonamassa and a handful of other notable musicians from Derek's various circles.
Derek enlisted the legendary Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Sting, Wilco, Tedeschi Trucks Band, etc.) to produce, record, and mix the album at his Southern California studio "PLYRZ", a veritable playground of vintage instruments and analog recording gear. Recorded start-to-finish in less than two weeks, this sophomore release of Derek's is an eclectic representation of his many musical influences, all wrapped up in an overall sound that is oh-so-seventies.
Derek is currently serving as bass player with both Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain, and is in the midst of residencies with both artists in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theatre (shows are currently on hold due to the pandemic). Derek has also toured/performed with: Air Supply, Shakira, Daniel Powter, Mindi Abair, The Boneshakers, Victoria Justice, Palaye Royale, Dancing With the Stars, Aly & AJ, Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, and many others.
Pre-orders for "Eleven Years Later" will be available on all digital download and streaming platforms on August 31st, 2020, and the album will officially be released on September 18th.
Special edition USB drives (packaged with souvenir 8-track tapes) will be available via his website, and a 2-disc vinyl release will be available in October.
For more information, visit www.derekfrank.com