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Rollercoasting With Dennis Derby

by Dennis Derby

Laugh, cry, think and be happy as Dennis sings a variety of his very own songs about lying politicians, heroic soldiers, street beggars and the like and of course, love!
Genre: Rock: Country-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Can You Spare Some Change Mate
3:02 $0.99
2. Please Don't Shoot the Busker
2:47 $0.99
3. Radicalised
3:03 $0.99
4. George Bush Blues
2:25 $0.99
5. You Gotta Vote
3:02 $0.99
6. Cheapside
4:03 $0.99
7. Never Smile At a Crocodile
2:04 $0.99
8. Big Society Bull
2:14 $0.99
9. Killing Machine
2:38 $0.99
10. Road Too Long
2:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
'Rollercoasting with Dennis Derby' (Copyright Dennis Sleigh a.k.a. Dennis Derby)

Here’s a variety of songs that might make you, hopefully, laugh, cry, think and be happy. Dennis has been performing his music since the very late fifties in hundreds of mainly British venues with dance bands, skiffle, rock 'n' roll and close harmony groups and more recently, solo. Having heard Big Bill Broonzy on blues records, he began playing lead guitar.

Since the sixties he's been writing songs, which are about lots of situations in all of our lives because we are all affected by the yin and yang of our own worlds. Some of these words might seem surprising, but life out there is just like that for many of us.

For much of the seventies Dennis lived alone in a bedsit, his marriage in ruins and times were bad. In the eighties he had very successful businesses but the nineties bought major health issues and he suffered brain damage and some disability along with the loss of almost everything.

He thanks the N.H.S. for giving him the oxygen that brought him back from the shakes in 1992. He also thanks his wonderful open heart surgeon, Mr. Peek for sorting out the internal workings of his damaged heart in 2008. To get over it all, Dennis dusted off his guitar and went back into the studio to put his thoughts down to music and his life began again as a performer.

A few of the songs are about lying politicians, heroic soldiers, street beggars and the like, along with love, of course! Dennis has performed on many stages but has also busked down there on the streets. When you are performing your music alone, in the dark, around midnight with your back to the wall, in city centers it has to be for the fun of it! He’s gigged alongside film and TV stars and even a recording artist from Brooklyn New York, but doesn’t need to name them ‘cause that’s not necessary.

He's also performed his music and poetry at the Derby Quad and some of his poetry has been published. The songs can be downloaded from Amazon, iTunes, Cdbaby and some are on YouTube or his own website: where there is more general information, including maybe a poem or a short story about his visit to the London Troubadour.
Dennis always supports Children’s Hospice U.K. a.k.a. Together for Short Lives and hopes you might too.

Big thanks to Takumi Sekiguchi Sloan for his music, photography, and technical brilliance.
Also to Spekti Jim and Chris White of Stuck Records for their great help along with John
Gill and Jim Muston and Jimmy Crawford for photography and wise words.
If you enjoy the music and can spare the time, please tell your friends.



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