Dave Derby

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Dave Derby
Occupation(s)Songwriter, Producer, Composer
Associated acts

Dave Derby is an American songwriter, recording artist, producer, and composer.

Derby has composed and produced music for film and TV.[1] He was a founding member of The Dambuilders, Brilliantine, and Gramercy Arms, has released solo records, and played bass in Lloyd Cole's band The Negatives.[2]

His band Gramercy Arms released the album "The Seasons of Love" in August 2014 on Reveal Records. The album received a positive review in The Wall Street Journal.[1] A video was released on YouTube for the album's song "Beautiful Disguise" which featured Lloyd Cole and Joan Wasser on lead vocals.[3]

Gramercy Arms is a revolving collective of mostly New York based musicians and artists. Derby is main songwriter/producer. Members include various artists from notable bands Luna, Elk City, The Dambuilders, Guided by Voices, Shudder to Think, Joan as Police Woman, Mascott, Sparklehorse and A Girl Called Eddy, and notable artists Lloyd Cole, Joan Wasser, Tanya Donelly, Matthew Caws, Doug Gillard and Kay Hanley.[citation needed] The album was co-recorded by Derby and mixed by Thom Monahan.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Fusilli, Jim; "With a Little Help from His Friends", The Wall Street Journal, 19 August 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2019
  2. ^ Perry, Jonathan (2007-08-17). "Dave Derby is still going strong - The Boston Globe". Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Beautiful Disguise", Folk Radio, YouTube. Retrieved 5 June 2019