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Hometown San Diego, CA
Genres Singer/Songwriter, Rock
Band Members Derren Raser (Solo) | When playing with full band, ... » more
Achievements Grand_prize Grand_prize Grand_prize Partner_prize Partner_prize Best-of-20 Best-of-20 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Derren Raser (619) 865-9865
# Years Experience Performing Live: 9
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 15
Market Draw: Home Market: 51-75; San Diego: 76-100; Los Angeles: 31-50; Orange County: 0-30; St. Louis: 0-30; Kansas City: 51-75; Nashville: 0-30; Portland: 0-30; Seattle: 0-30; Denver: 0-30; New York: 0-30; Chicago: 31-50; Indianapolis: 0-30; San Francisco: 0-30; Santa Cruz: 0-30; Santa Barbara: 0-30; Lawrence: 0-30; Oklahoma City: 31-50
Venue History: Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
THE VIPER ROOM - Los Angeles, CA
Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
The Living Room - New York, NY
The Bitter End - New York, NY
The Cutting Room - New York, NY
The Soiled Dove Underground  - Denver, CO
Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA
House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
Czar Bar - Kansas City, MO
The Basement - Nashville, TN
bluebird cafe - Nashville, TN
12th & Porter - Nashville, TN
Casbah - San Diego, CA
Room5 - Los Angeles, CA
Blossom Music Center - Coyhoga Falls, OH
Schubas - Chicago, IL
Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL
George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, TX
Cousin Andy's Coffee House - Carbondale, IL
UC DAVIS - Davis, CA
Porter's Pub - La Jolla, CA
Opener Experience: John Mayer; Hanson; Greg Laswell; Ben Taylor; Tyrone Wells; Garrison Star; Erin McCarley; Jay Nash; Sonya Kitchell; Gregory Page; White Buffalo; Tom Fruend; Arnold McCuller; Elizabeth & The Catapult
Similar Artists: John Mayer, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joshua Radin, Elliott Smith, Civil Wars, Jason Mraz, Indigo Girls
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: The Retelling EP—2012; Home In This Direction LP—2010; Derren Raser - Live In Solana Beach EP—2009; King Of I'll Tell You Next Week LP—2005; LIVE EP—2002


*Born and raised in Kansas City, Derren Raser undertook the Southern California music scene and emerged with his Midwestern sensibilities intact. He recently released his award-winning new album "Home In This Direction," and currently in the midst of...








Roots Finals Grand Prize Winner December 2017
Pop Finals Grand Prize Winner April 2016
Roots Finals Grand Prize Winner August 2015

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Call this correcting an injustice. A few years ago, I wrote a glowing review of Greg Laswell's Through Toledo, at the end of the year even garnering it with the coveted Frank Gutch Jr. Album of the...

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Written by Frank KocherSan Diego's Derren Raser has been developing his folk-pop chops for several years, releasing an album with the Derren Raser Band in 2005. Now, the singer/songwriter is back...



Technical Requirements

Solo -

  1. direct box - for acoustic guitar
  2. vocal mix - vocals

Full Band -

  1. Derren - Direct box, vocal mic
  2. Normal backline for Bassist & Drums (and electic guitar - somtimes included)
  3. Instrument mic for string player

If part of a regular tour stop amps and drums will be provided by players.  If a fly-out show, backline will be required.

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