Derek Lee Goodreid began his songwriting in his twenties as a confessional exploring his own battle with PTSD, anxiety and depression with punk acoustic influences. After moving to Norway for love, Derek’s music and lyrics evolved. Influenced by Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash and Robert Johnson. Derek’s blues-inspired rockabilly won his newly formed band, Howling Light, a place to compete at Notodden Blues Festival and several festival gigs in Norway and established venues such as Cafe Mono and Buckley’s Blues and Roots Bar.
Since then, Derek has released four solo albums, returned to his hometown of Perth, Western Australia.. Derek continues to write, record, and perform his own particular brand of Americana, Outlaw Country music, Blues and Rock with his howling vocals, red, hot rocking guitar, and a heart of gold. A combination of fingerpicking, footstomping acoustic and electric original blues songs written from a heart that’s been bruised, battered and broken on many occasions here at home and overseas.