Derek co-wrote and performed the award-winning theme song to the popular CBS TV show, "Rules of Engagement." He also wrote and performed "City Girl" a track from his latest album which was chosen for a compilation CD featuring Jack White, Adele, and other top recording artists. http://www.starscrashingcars.com
His latest project is Stars Crashing Cars which is the recording and performing moniker for songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Derek Schanche. "Lie To The Sun" is his brand new album filled with an indelible brand of melodic rock that made his previous band, Senor Happy, one of the most frequently licensed bands by network television programs. Derek's heart-on-his-sleeve writing style, passionate vocals and innate ability to craft catchy, instantly memorable pop/rock songs - with plenty of loud guitars - recalls the best of Alex Chilton, Paul Westerberg, Jeff Tweedy and Elliot Smith, among others.
Derek also owns http://westcoastguitarlessons.com and gives private lessons.