Derek Walton is a singer, songwriter, native Philadelphian and New York City resident. In February 2016, he graduated from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) College of the Performing Arts in New York City. He is an alum of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), where he was an honor student majoring in vocal music.
Derek’s soulful vocals have been compared to such artists as John Legend, Otis Reading and David Ruffin. He is a New Age R&B artist whose urge to bring a different sound to the industry is refreshing and fascinating. His profound and reflective lyrics prove that the 18-year old is beyond his years.
Derek, a former back-up singer for BriaMarie, has been cast in independent productions, high school musicals, recitals, and concerts. In 2014, he performed in New York City with Philadelphia's own The Roots to celebrate the band's partnership with Kellogg's.
In October 2013, Derek was the recipient of the Good Citizenship Award sponsored by The Youth Work Foundation.
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Derek Walton will perform an acoustic set Saturday, June 21 at the Franklin Institute (222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103) starting at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m. The event is FREE and part of Make Music Philly, celebrating Make Music Day on the first day of summer! Join us in Franklin Hall (where big Ben sits in the entrance)!
Jul, 26 06:00 PM
Join us for the indoor/outdoor barbeque event presented by Laff Out Loud where Derek Walton will be performing on Saturday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m. ***Tickets are $25. Contact us to purchase!***