I always felt comfortable working with Derek. I always felt it took a bit of nerve recording your own songs. Would they be good enough? Would your mates take the mickey after listening to them? Derek took all that away with his friendliness and professionalism. He is sadly missed by all the muso’s that worked with him. Th Th Thanks Derek. x
This is the second part of the biography of Derek Tompkins, and if the first is to go by then this further volume will be even more fascinating as Derek's more modern work within the music industry is remembered. Having visited Beck Studio and 'felt' Derek's presence, let alone heard the fruits of his labours, particularly with the band Bauhaus and its members (recording collectively and individually) to mention just one, I'm going to be really interested to learn more about the pioneering and exacting craft that Derek exuded. It's a great deal to support this book; please do so.