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Derek: Renowned Entertainer,


and Ukulele Banjo Player


– A True Artist – 

Derek, a versatile performer with a rich background in music and drama from Liverpool Crane Studios, brings a unique blend of talent to the stage. Specializing in Musical Theatre, Variety, Music Hall, and various entertainment genres, Derek stands out as a true artist.

– George Formby Tribute Performances and more –

Derek is particularly celebrated for his captivating George Formby Tribute performances, skillfully singing and playing the ukulele banjo. Transporting audiences to the enchanting era of 1940s Wartime Entertainment, his act adds charm to corporate events and private functions, and graces Music Hall Shows. Derek’s fantastic impersonation skills don’t stop at George Formby; his Winston Churchill and Tommy Cooper acts are uncanny.

– TV and Radio Appearances –

Derek’s exceptional talents have earned him recognition on both TV and Radio, showcasing his widespread appeal. His performances seamlessly blend nostalgia and entertainment, offering a magical experience for all.

Experience the captivating magic of Derek’s performances, a journey through time that resonates with audiences across various platforms. Book him for your event and let the nostalgia and entertainment come alive.

“Humorous Entertainment”

“Thank you for bringing back happy memories of watching George Formby on stage and his many films. I can safely say that all the members of the Club thoroughly enjoyed your humorous entertainment, banjo playing and singing.”

– John Mitchell, Chairman. Malpas Supper Club, Market Drayton

“A Special Guest”

“Thanks Derek! You were great as a special guest artiste with your variety act and George Formby tribute in our ‘Those were the Days’ show at Leeds City Varieties Theatre”.

– Liz Coggins, On Stage Productions



“We were extremely pleased with our entertainment. EVERYONE enjoyed Derek giving his George Formby Tribute. Derek came to the venue early and greeted the members as they arrived – which pleased them enormously! I think the members enjoy an entertainment rather than a serious talk – called escapism!”

– Stockton-on-Tees Ladies’ Luncheon Club