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The Circle

“The Circle” is an anthem to breaking out of life’s daily grind. It’s applicable in so many life settings. I wrote the words venting my personal frustrations and as a pep talk to overcoming them. The song started out as a guitar riff that I kicked around for a while. One day, I took it into the studio and we jammed it as a band. It just seemed to fall into place and it’s now one of my favorite songs to perform live.

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Derek Adam
Derek Adamhttps://www.derekadammusic.com/
Derek Adam is a NYC-based rock band with country influences. The band was formed in late 2021 but really started in a small town in Upstate New York many years ago where Derek grew up. He was surrounded by music at a young age. Guided by his parent's music collection, he developed a deep affection for classic rock and outlaw country. He picked up the guitar at the age of 10 and was quickly playing along to all his favorite tracks. He played in local bands throughout high school and gained a reputation as a formidable guitar player. By the time he graduated, it had become clear that music was his career choice. He went on to attend Crane School of Music where he became classically trained on the guitar and learned the fundamentals of writing music. After honing his skills for 4 years at the university, Derek set his sights on NYC. He moved down to the city and began his climb. He started from the ground up by networking with former college friends while making new acquaintances in the industry. Although a writer at heart, his live shows have quickly gained a strong following. Since releasing his debut EP and follow-up singles early in 2022, Derek has played throughout the NYC area to an ever-growing fanbase.  In the studio, Derek is just as much at home and constantly growing as a musician. He recently had the privilege of working with the Grammy-winning producer, James "Jimmy T" Meslin, of Dream Theater notoriety. This was a milestone as Dream Theater's John Petrucci has always been a strong influence on his guitar playing. Jimmy's influence can be heard on Derek's EP, "Silver Lining" which is laden with guitar-driven anthems that show off his rock and roll influences. Most recently Derek paired up with Kyle Berry, Luke Bryan's former guitar player, to work on new material. Their sessions at Red Panda Recording and with Richie Cannata from Cove City Studios lead to a return to roots for Derek that produced  "The Road I Know” & “In the Dark”. Although it's early in his career, he constantly talks about the good fortune that has fallen upon him. Derek has his feet firmly on the ground while reaching for the stars. " I'm nothing without the love and support of my friends, fans, and loved ones. For this, I am forever grateful. With them at my back, there's nowhere to go but upward."  

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