Derek Hames

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Derek Hames is a Texas-based record producer, singer, songwriter, and musician.

Biography and Career[edit]

Born October 13, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas to radio icon Randy Hames and wife Cindy Hames. Derek moved to Houston at an early age and began as a teenager playing in area bands Three-Car Garage, Clockwork Orange, and Red Scare with current Randy Rogers Band guitarist Geoffrey Hill before writing, producing, and releasing an album with college-rock band Potter's Field in 1997.

Shortly after moving back to Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for college at TCU, Derek co-founded American rock band 60 Foot Sammy in 1999. After being nominated for Dallas Rock Band of the Year,[1] the band worked with Grammy-nominated British record producer John Ravenhall and released their debut album, "Falling From Five Stories," internationally on London-based label Right Recordings.[2] Their single, “Do I,” garnered airplay on BBC Radio and developed a worldwide cult following.

After stints in Texas bands Threewise, E-Flat Johnny, and New Southern Democrats, Hames formed Rampart Recordings in 2009 with fellow Sammy veteran and audio engineer John Shelton and father/Marconi Award winning broadcaster Randy Hames (formerly Irv Harrigan of KILT-FMs Hudson & Harrigan Show in Houston).[3]

As a record producer, Hames is currently working on Rampart’s two debut artists: Dallas-based country artist Blu Swayze [4] and Houston’s indie roots rock band The Railbirds.


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