Bill Derry

Singer Guitarist from Seattle, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Bill Derry performs adult contemporary acoustic music. People have said he sounds like the bluesy energy of the Rolling Stones mixed with the layed-back storytelling of Jimmy Buffett or the Zac Brown Band. His acoustic performances have been enthusiastically received throughout Puget Sound, at Whistler B.C., Sun Valley and Napa Valley. Bill has also performed extensively at the wineries around Seattle and at restaurants, bars, weddings and private parties throughout the Northwest. Depending on the venue, Bill performs solo, as a duo, trio or full band.
While he plays mostly adult contemporary pop he likes to mix in a little acoustic classic rock, blues and jazz too. Bill's original music includes a similar mix of styles. His play list extends from the 50's through current music.
If it's a ski bar Bill will play more rock, roadhouse blues or soul for dancing. If it's a winery it will be a mellower mix of "island escape" music and maybe a few jazz standards. So, whatever your party or event, Bill can play appropriate music.
For weddings, Bill often performs an acoustic set for the cocktail hour and then the full band for dancing at the reception. He has performed the wedding march and recessional on classical guitar for the actual wedding ceremony.

"Your PLaylist was amazing" - Sloop Tavern Yacht Club

"Hi Bill, We were very flattered and honored to have you perform for us at Milagro. We think you were great and fit the restaurant concept very well. We will definitely consider you for live entertainment in the future.” - Ardie Sameti General Manager Milagro Cantina, Kirkland, WA

Partial Song List (not including originals):

Take Me To Church - Hosier
Everybody's Talkin At Me - Nilsson, Fred Neil
Shape Of You, Make It Rain - Ed Sheeran
Knee Deep In The Water, Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Follow Me - Uncle Kracker
Last Dance For Mary Jane - Tom Petty
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Drift Away - Dobey Gray, Uncle Kracker
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Beautiful Wreck - Shawn Mullins
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Wagonwheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Into The Mystic, Moondance, Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Daughters - John Mayer
Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues - Danny O'Keefe
Five Days In May - Blue Rodeo
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Mister Jones - Counting Crows
Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson
Home - Philip Phillips
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffet
Thrill Is Gone - BB King
Blues As Blue Can Get - Delbert McClinton
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Fly Me To The Moon
Girl From Ipanema
God Bless The Child
Stormy Weather
Stir It Up, Is This Love - Bob Marley
Rude - Magic

A partial list of performances (over 100) includes:

Hops and Props event for the Museum of Flight (3)
Taste of Tacoma
Bite of Seattle
University Street Fair (3)
Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville
Clubs and restaurants
Profesional conferences
Weddings and private parties
Taste of the Nation at South Lake Union
Community festivals
Central Markets at Mill Creek and Shoreline
ski bars in Sun Valley, Whistler and Crystal Mountain
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

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Bill was amazing. Everyone loved him. We had a garden party and his music’s, style and approach helped set the atmosphere for the event. He played songs from his library that were perfect for our garden party. He came early to set up and was very professional. Friends remarked that Bill was a great addition to the event and I am pleased we found him. We will book him again! Bill ROCKS!

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He was great for our Office Party on a Friday afternoon.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2018
Dec
7
Bertelson Winery
Conway, WA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Dec
14
Snorting Elk Saloon
Crystal Mountain, WA
8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Dec
15
Snorting Elk Saloon
Crystal Mountain, WA
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2019
Jan
1
Snorting Elk Saloon
Crystal Mountain, WA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Mar
17
Snorting Elk Saloon
Crystal Mountain, WA
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Nov
2
Port Gardner Winery
Everett, WA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Oct
20
Sloop Tavern Yacht Club
Ballard, WA
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Oct
18
Bistro 76
Edmonds, WA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
15
Private Party
Port Gamble, WA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Sep
2
Anniversary Party
Camano Island, WA
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Aug
12
Private Event
Edmonds, WA
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran
Take Me To Church
Hosier
Make It Rain
Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars
It's 5 O'clock Somewhere
Alan Jackson
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Tom Petty
Knee Deep In The Water
Zac Brown Band
Rude
Magic
Aint No Sunshine
Bill Withers
Back To The Island
Leon Russell
One Man Band
Beach Music Guitar
Beach Music One Man Band
Pop One Man Band
Rock One Man Band
Singer Guitarist
Proms
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Bill Derry will also travel to Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Port Gamble, Suquamish, Edmonds, Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Bremerton, Kingston, Lynnwood, Poulsbo, Redmond, Everett, Port Orchard, Renton, Indianola, Silverdale, Woodinville, Keyport, Vashon, Issaquah, Olalla, Rollingbay, Snohomish, Hansville, Kent, Mukilteo, Seabeck.
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