Famous Bands from Derby

Famous Bands from Derby

Joining your first band is an exciting process for any musician, meeting new people and getting into a practice routine and helping each other improve whilst covering and creating the music you love to play. Eventually, things will start to get a little more serious, you'll create your first EP, then a full album and begin attracting fans and playing on some of the biggest stages. Drum Lessons Derby embraces its ambitious students but we never let you get too far ahead of yourself. There's work to be done first and you don't succeed at the drums without failing over and over first. Practice makes perfect and Practice takes hours. This is true for any successful band and Drum Lessons Derby have researched the stories of two of Derby's biggest. Have a read and see what it takes to make it to the big time.


Lost Alone

Lost Alone were a rock band formed in Derby active between 2005 and 2014. They were frequently played on Radio 1 most commonly by Zane Lowe in his late night show. They performed at festivals including T in the Park and Reading Festival and supported famous bands such as Enter Shikari, My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds To Mars and Paramore. At Drum Lessons Derby we believe that students should aim to follow in the steps of bands just like Lost Alone and dream of playing on the big stage in front of thousands of people at festivals just like Reading festival and T in the Park - and remember, your teacher dreams of their students making it to the big time as well.

The group released 3 Albums which all received good reviews as well as being nominated for best newcomer in the 2007 Kerrang Awards.


The Trinity Band

The Trinity Band is a 5-member hip-hop group from Derby who entered the national spotlight through BSkyB's "Must be the Music" reality tv show. All members had been involved in music, particularly gospel music at the church they attended.

What is most notable about their success however is the road they took to success. They started from the bottom, where two cousins James Dawkins, who plays the drums and Craig Dawkins met rapper Obe Watson at a musical church workshop and soon after recruited singer and bass guitarist Pete Sharpe. They began writing their own R&B/Hip-Hop songs and first gained media coverage performing a live two hour broadcast on Radio 1Xtra in 2006. 

The Trinity Band performed for Prince Charles and Jools Holland at The Princes Trust music festival at Kensington Palace and also performed in 2009 at Fuse Festival. Following this, the group were working to reach the next step and entered Sky1's Must be the music competition, where they attracted national attention by reaching the semi-finals. 

The Trinity Band are an example of a professional work ethic in music. Achieving success in music is by no means an easy task, and at Drum Lessons Derby we cannot empathise enough how almost anyone can climb to success if they put the hours in. Your teacher will go the extra mile to make your lessons fun for you, and if you can meet that by going to extra mile to learn and practise, then you put yourself on the same path as The Trinity Band - and maybe one day you could repeat their success.


Photography: Christian Bertrand

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