Derik Nelson

Derik Nelson
& Family

October 21, 2016

Velvety Three-Part Vocal Harmonies

"Very good, nice harmonies."
             - David Crosby (Crosby, Stills and Nash)

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THE FAMILY SOUND

Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Derik Nelson & Family's signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. Siblings Derik, Riana, and Dalten have been performing together since childhood. They’ve garnered over 3 million views on YouTube, and toured over 40 locations across the West Coast U.S.A. to raise money for music education. Derik has appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee,” among other shows.

Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience like no other, featuring pristine sound, a state of the art light show, and an integrated 20-foot video display. Derik’s interactive “clones” are featured throughout the show on the 5 screen video "wall." The multiple "Derik clones" paint an expansive wall of sound of limitless sonic possibilities by each playing many different instruments. This innovative technical marvel uses the latest in audio/video technology to take audiences on an aural and visual journey through time, space, an impressive array of landscapes, weather conditions, and musical "settings."

DERIK singer, songwriter, producer, audio engineer. Singing voice heard on FOX’s “Raising Hope” and “New Girl,” CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother,” and NBC’s “Go On” and “The Voice.” Bachelor of Science from University of Southern California, where he helped to shape the curriculum that became the Popular Music Degree program. Awarded the Brian Wilson Music Scholarship for songwriting and received first place in the Indie International Songwriting Competition for his original song, “The Way It’s Gonna Go.”

RIANA vocalist, press, management. Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. Casting Associate for FOX’s “Empire.” Onscreen vocalist for Renee Zellweger’s pilot “Cinnamon Girl.” Lead vocalist for Princess Cruises. Managed summer program for Disney in China teaching children 5-7 years old. Marketing, social media, business strategy and visual arts are her passions in addition to singing.

DALTEN vocalist, video/light/tech designer. Attended Arizona State University with an extensive musical theatre background. Appeared on several episodes of television’s “Glee.” Conceptualized, designed, filmed, edited, & executed over 150 separate videos in perfect sync, to create visual "immersion" to the musical experience.