Derek Rutherford: Music

Links to Derek's music – solo, duo, trio and bands


Derek has played in bands since the 1970s and is a veteran of many recording sessions and gigs. Currently Derek plays solo gigs with a focus on finger-picking blues and story songs; as a duo with Chris Smith – Delboy and Dave – renowned across the region for their wild nights full of fun; playing acoustic originals with “Home Grown Boy” Sid Harvey and local bluesman Steve Kent; with Cheltenham legend Gordon Wood in The Gordon Wood Band; and also with the amazing and very highly regarded rock’n’roll swing band Red Hot Boogie featuring top class musicians from Gloucester, Ledbury, Hereford, and Leominster.

This site showcases some of Derek’s songs, and some of his performances with others.