About Derek,  Derek Jason's career started in 1967 after spending 12 years in the Royal Marines, the fact that his repertoire includes many American names, and that he is also a multi-lingual vocalist led him to cabaret and cruise bookings, this took him all over the world, The highlight of this being to top the bill for a month at the famous "Titos" in Palma, Majorca.

Then with an offer he couldn't refuse, to join the "Rockin' Berries" in 1976, This challenge to front an already established top of the bill comedy group was something that gave Kudos to his career.  prestige bookings where the outcome taking him throughout Great Britain including the London Palladium and two number one pantomimes, one with Cannon & Ball the other with Les Dawson.

Derek has great respect for Bruce Forsyth and he jumped at the chance of twice appearing with him on the "Generation Game".  the audience fell about as Derek did his Bruce Forsyth impression and the outcome was sensational comedy with the real Bruce.  other television appearances to mention a few was Boon, Who do you do ?  The upper Hand, Stay Lucky,  Woof, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, The Krankies, Pebble mill at One, and many others.

Derek left the "Rockin' Berries" in 1983 to become a solo act again, he has a strong personality, much warmth and is a determined professional. Combine these assets with over a hundred Impressions, ranging from James Mason to Worzel Gummidge, and the ability to have an audience high on comedy one moment, bathed in pathos for another and listening to a well sung balled the next and you have a performer who can excel at all levels of the business.

In 1987 Derek played the part of Gippetto in Pinocchio, he very much enjoyed playing this roll for two reasons ; it was an ambition to get into the field of character acting and the other was that he played alongside his talented wife Beverley, who played Pinocchio.

In 1988 he was resident in cabaret with his own floor show, which included Beverley as one of the three dancers, at the Copthorne Hotel, Birmingham.  The theme was the roaring twenties, and Derek Excelled as the God Father, and other characters ranging from James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G Robinson

In 1989 Derek starred in Dick Whittington as Idol Jack at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.  Derek became a born again Christian along with his wife Beverley in 1993; Using the talents the Lord gave him he has performed in Gospel shows and ministered through outreach.

He now puts all his talent and energy into teaching others to sing, play the guitar, and Keyboards, from children of 8 Yrs to the older generation what ever age !!!.

 

Derek is also a Co-producer at
Meadow Farm Recording Studio,
And can arrange recording sessions for you
With backing musicians and backing tracks etc.
  
Derek Bottom Centre in this     
photo of the Rockin' Berries