Derek Allan

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Derek Allan is a songwriter and country music artist from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Biography
“Derek Allan” Gabrish is a songwriter and country music artist from Pittsburgh, Pa. On his father’s fortieth birthday when Derek was ten years old, his mother came home with three guitars; one for his father, one for his brother, and one for him. Since that day, Derek has had a passion for exploring many different types of music and during his teen years took an interest in hair metal. In fact, the first song Derek ever played live was “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard at an eighth grade pep rally. Artists like Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Poison contributed significantly to his songwriting style and some of these influences can still be heard in his music today. In high school, Derek began developing his performing skills by playing local parties and high school events. At the same time he pursued high schools sports and won several tennis titles at a regional level. Always maintaining a strong focus on academics, Derek set aside performing while attending Penn State University to pursue a career in Finance. During his time at Penn State, he developed an interest in physical fitness which led to him participation in several natural bodybuilding competitions and to create ironmeals.com, a website for healthy eating. After graduating Penn State, Derek was employed by a Pittsburgh based investment management firm as an analyst and began a career in municipal fixed income. He earned a Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a highly revered industry designation that requires rigorous study and a significant time commitment. Following completion of the program, Derek reinvested his extra-time back into music. In 2013, Derek recommitted himself to songwriting, which he had done during his high school years and in college. Derek wrote several pop songs but found that he was drawn to the sounds of modern country, which he feels mimics the sounds of some of his favorite hair-metal bands. He also found that he could relate more to the music’s hardworking, down to earth heritage. In 2014, Derek returned to the stage, performing at various Pittsburgh open mics, songwriting contests, parks, and local bars. He also joined local and regional songwriting groups and is contributing his first professionally recorded track, “Tattoo”, to the 2014 Pittsburgh Songwriter’s Circle Album releasing in November 2014. In the summer of 2014, he joined Pittsburgh Pop Artist, Jordan York, as the special guest on the Jordan York Magic Mystery Park Tour which led to several song collaborations that are expected to be released in the fall of 2014. Derek is always focused on hard work and constant improvement and hopes that one day it will pay-off in the form of memorable songwriting.

Location
New Kensington, Pennsylvania

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Get Adobe Flash player Live Show
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Get Adobe Flash player Sunday Session 1
17:20
Get Adobe Flash player Sunday Session 2
15:18
Get Adobe Flash player Live Show
19:14
Get Adobe Flash player Songwriter Session Live
25:29

User Reviews

Review by Brooke Brooke
Great show Derek! :)
Posted on Nov 23 2014
Review by Domenic Domenic
Great tunes bro!
Posted on Nov 23 2014
Review by Dgasparich Dgasparich
Great song! =)
Posted on Nov 23 2014
Review by Lindsey Lindsey
Perfect ending to a Sunday evening. Great music!
Posted on Nov 23 2014
Review by Lindsey Lindsey
Nice Christmas performance! Happy Holidays!
Posted on Dec 21 2014
Review by Domenic Domenic
Nice Christmas Show Derek! Always nice to see you perform!
Posted on Dec 21 2014
Review by Dgasparich Dgasparich
Liked it a lot, and most inspired by the song whiskey!
Posted on Jan 11 2015
Review by Lindsey Lindsey
Loved all the songs!
Posted on Jan 11 2015
Review by Jennie Jennie
I think he did a great job. would love to see him go far.
Posted on Jan 11 2015
Review by julianamarieg julianamarieg
Great show!
Posted on Jan 11 2015
Review by steve steve
Great set!
Posted on Apr 19 2015
Review by jusluv4u jusluv4u
Great tunes! I would watch and listen again.
Posted on Apr 19 2015
Review by Domenic Domenic
One of the best shows yet! Awesome tunes Looking forward to the next performance!
Posted on Apr 19 2015
Review by Jennie Jennie
Derek everything was amazing awesome. He never ever disappoints. He is such a incredibly talented singer/ songwriter. He will without a doubt in my mind go far.
Posted on Apr 19 2015
Review by Dgasparich Dgasparich
Future country music superstar
Posted on May 31 2015

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