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About Derrick Lee Murdock

Derrick Lee Murdock (aka Dock) was born in Philadelphia and began playing the bass at 17.

While this might be considered late in some playing quarters, Dock's passion for the instrument - driven by a love of the music of Bootsy Collins, Kool, Larry Graham, Geedy Lee, James Jamerson, Stanley Clark and many others - meant that he soon honed his craft to perfection.

In 1994 Derrick left Philadelphia and moved to LA where his skills on the bass were quickly noted and he landed his first high profile role, playing bass with Sheena Easton. He went on to perform and tour with a host of other high profile and talented performers including Tom Scott, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Will Smith, Jim Carey, Bill Cosby, Michael Bolton, Aaron Nevill, Denise Williams, Solomon Burke, Patty Austin, Dr Dre, Rose Royce, BB King, Chuck Berry, Peter Framton, and Huey Lewis. Recently Dock has played with The Jazz Crusaders, The Kevin Eubanks Band and Jeff Lorber

Dock even landed some work in the movies as he performed on one of the soundtracks for the Power Rangers, but his biggest role is arguably as the bass player with The Tonight Show band. Being part of this huge US TV show means that he is seen and heard by millions of people on a daily basis. Dock continues to perform and tour and is a huge fan of RS210, RS212 and RS410 as well as the RH450 of course.

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