Montreal based singer/songwriter Derek Orsi pushes the boundaries of Alt Rock with his unique blend of melodic hooks, odd time signatures and social satire. His music is an eclectic movement of wild frequencies, honest in its design and fuelled by the creative engine of the subconscious.
His debut LP Fallen Angels will be released in 2021 and is supported by the single Faire La Fenêtre. The record crosses the bridge of indulgence with instrumentation ranging from violas and pianos to distorted guitars and 808s. Fallen Angels was conceived as a studio project between Derekʼs gigs as a producer but has quickly materialized into a powerful living organism.
Derek jumped on the scene in the early 2000s as the guitarist for the Nu Metal outfit The Shannon Index. The band released a self-titled EP in 2001 and built a strong grassroots following with radio play in the US and Canada. He later joined forces with Funk Rockers Kamikaze Baby and released an EP with the band in 2006 titled Identity Crisis. After several Canadian tours, Derek left the band to pursue a career in record production.
He opened the Freq Shop recording studio with long time friend Dave Traina in 2011 and has engineered, mixed and produced records for The Damn Truth, We Are Monroe, The Franklin Electric, Mountain Dust and John Jacob Magistery. Heʼs also had the pleasure of working alongside Juno Award winning producer Jean Massicotte and Grammy nominated producer Brandon Friesen in Los Angeles.
Derek moonlighted for over a decade as an Alt-Pop DJ on the Montreal club scene and his unique style landed him several performances at Osheaga's Artist World.
Songwriting and performance have always been Derek's greatest passion. Having produced original content for years, Derek decided it was finally time to share his music with the world. He released his first single Crash & Burn in May 2020.
Music is the language of the soul and Derek unapologetically strives for honesty, integrity and individuality in all his productions.