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Deraps ~ Rock Recording Artists Special Guest On 2/9/2023

Deraps is a new "Classic Rock" style young band (all in their twenties) composed of Jacob

Deraps on lead guitar and lead vocals, Josh Gallagher on drums and background vocals, and

William Lachance on bass. Jacob and William were both born in a small city named St-Georges,

up in Québec, Canada, and have been friends since high school, being part of the same music

program. Josh was born in Australia and met Jacob online through their Van Halen covers on

YouTube. Jacob won the Dweezil and Frank Zappa Fellowship Award in 2016 and got to play

with him on stage many times, he was also featured in the official Van Halen News Desk

several times for his accurate Van Halen covers and ability to capture Eddie Van Halen's sound

and feel. In the summer of 2017, Josh flew to Québec from Perth, Australia to do a small bars

and festivals tour with Jacob and William and that's when the band was formed. The first time

Jacob and Josh ever played together was with legendary band Toto at their soundcheck, right

after picking Josh up from the airport to go see Toto's concert in Montreal. In 2020, Deraps

signed a worldwide record deal with German label Metalville Records and went on to release

their debut album on June 17 2022. This self-titled explosive hard rock debut album from the

Canadian-Australian power trio brings together 11 songs full of energetic rock 'n' roll riffs,

polished guitar solos and perfectly tuned harmony vocals. Deraps capture the sound and

essence of rock 'n' roll in their music. The band's sound leads directly back to California's

Sunset Strip of the late 70's, when a new generation of bands rocked the global scene, led by

Van Halen, who heavily influenced the members of Deraps. Already in 2020, the band's first

independent single "Sex, Drugs & Rock N' Roll" was voted song of the week in Classic Rock

Magazine (UK), and 2 years later the song ‘’Veins of My Heart’’ was part of the same

magazine's feature "the eight best songs of right now". Their debut album received rave reviews

worldwide, including Japan, the U.K, Germany, France, Holland, Canada and the

U.S.A., and was even picked up for sale by Van Halen’s Official Store.

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