Derek Sellers is a professional musician based out of Memphis, TN. He grew up in Cullman, Alabama, where he learned to play the guitar & piano. Derek played, sang and led worship at his church throughout his teenage years. After graduating from Good Hope high school in 2006 he began studying music at Wallace State Community College. In 2008 he transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). There he received a Bachelor’s of Music Technology, with a focus in guitar performance. While at UAB he studied classical and jazz guitar. Now, Derek has been a professional musician for over 12 years - playing weddings, corporate events, local venues, parties, church services and so much more.
Derek Sellers is a professional musician that specializes in live entertainment for all of your wedding & event needs. Music can be provided for a wedding ceremony, wedding reception, or any other event. Whatever the need, solo acoustic, acoustic duo, or full band - Derek can provide it. Derek will personally help you find the best solution for your big day and will guide you through the entire process with ease.
Relationship Status: Single
Occupation: Worship Leader
Hometown: Cullman, AL
Current City: Memphis, TN
Fav. Vacation Spot: Smoky Mountains
Fav. Dessert: Ice Cream
Hobbies: Sim Racing, Bowling, Gardening
"Derek and his band were phenomenal!!! Not only are they amazing musicians but they know how to read the crowd and get them involved. Derek was our first wedding vendor we signed and in fact he helped give us advice on finding other wedding vendors. He is super personable and runs everything very professionally so the booking and coordinating process was a total breeze during a high tension time. We cannot stress enough how awesome it was to have such amazing wedding experience with great live music during all the highlight moments. We highly recommend Derek for any event."
"The one thing I cared about at my wedding more than anything else was that every guest enjoyed themselves and Derek and the band made sure of that! From the moment I walked into the reception to when we left, people were dancing! The music was absolutely amazing and they really do know how to get a crowd going! We danced the entire time and some of my favorite pictures are of the guests dancing because you can tell how great of a time they had. I got so many compliments on the band and if I could go back I'd choose them again in a heartbeat! Derek made everything so easy from us booking them all the way to the day of. He was so flexible and really kept our best interests at heart. THANK YOU Derek for everything! It was the best night of our lives!"
"Derek was absolutely amazing! From the easy booking and payment to calling me the week of to make sure we were on the same page - I can't speak highly enough of him and the band. We had some unplanned events (rain and moving the ceremony suddenly) and he was super accommodating and did everything he could to help. He also offered to help with the ceremony mics and charged an incredibly fair price compared to what I had been quoted by someone else. If you want a party, you've found the right guy. Everyone loved the music choices and how fun he made it. I will use him again no doubt!"
"My husband & I first saw Derek play at a bar and after seeing him a few times at various places, we immediately knew we wanted him to play at our upcoming wedding. We went with the duo with keyboard & drums. Derek was extremely professional throughout the entire process and the final product was fantastic. We received numerous compliments on our music choice and had multiple guests tell us how surprised they were that 2 people could produce such great volume/quality music. The prices are definitely fair and the services are well worth the money. The music selection is excellent and enjoyable for all ages. I would definitely recommend Derek Sellers to anyone needing music accompaniment for any event. I know that I will keep him in mind in the future should the need arise again!"
"Derek was absolutely superb. This was the first year we had live music, and it really elevated our event. He was exactly what we were looking for- the focus was not on him, but every now and then you'd stop and say "I love this song!" and continue to socialize. He was absolutely perfect, and sounded WONDERFUL. I highly recommend him for any kind of event you are having. He is able and happy to mold his set list to what you are looking for. (without needing his hand held!) Absolutely wonderful."
"Derek Sellers was absolutely one of the best vendors we booked for our wedding. From the beginning of the planning process to the end of our reception he was exceptionally kind,
accommodating, encouraging and professional. Weddings or any major events are always stressful, but Derek was one vendor I knew I would never have to think twice about. The talent that Derek and his band share is beyond amazing! Everyone has asked me where we found Derek and has told me how wonderful they think he is! A good number of our guests told us that Derek and his band were the best live band they had ever heard at a wedding. I would highly recommend Derek and his band for any event! I'm so grateful for his help in making our special day even more special. Thank you so much, Derek! "
Derek and the band performed outside at the Brookwood Live event and many of us from the Birmingham Ballroom/Swing Dancing and Zydeco dance world attended. They were fabulous and made the evening so much fun! Not only did they provide great dance music of various styles, they also threw in some music you never hear other bands play. The Amy Winehouse arrangement of Valerie???!!! Get outta here! Chris Stapleton's version of Tennessee Whiskey? Fabulous! Bluesy at times, pop/bar-covers at others, lots of great Motown. If you want to not only dance, but listen to some really talented musicians and a great singer - hire these guys!