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Deric Dyer:

Keith Olsen

September 18, 2014

dude lost track of you--- we should talk soon

Gigi Golfetto (GigiSax)

May 7, 2014

Hello! You sound wonderful compliments! That opening has your mouthpiece? What kind of reeds do you use? N °? Thank you! All the best!


September 20, 2013

I was very lmpressed through youtube. Thanks very much for your good sax playing. Specially in two songs with Joe Cocker, 'unchain my heart & sorry seems to ~' . Tonight I was indulged deeply in your sax sound. Thanks once more. From your South Korean pan.

Susan & Michael

July 8, 2013

LOVE LOVE LOVE the RM video! Amazing! Congratulations!


July 8, 2013

About 15 minutes ago, your favorite 7 year old came running up the stairs with Renaissance Man. When I went into his room, he was blasting the tunes and dancing! He clearly recognizes greatness! We all think of you often!

Dionisis Dimos

July 8, 2013

Hi there, I'm a collector from Greece. I recently found a rare album which was released in 1982 by Gregg Jackson. I enjoyed the self titled song "One for the road". Great song with fantastic voice of Gregg Jackson and with your saxophone. I'm looking info for the other musicians, because the vinyl on the back cover mentions the musicians with no last names.
Best Wishes

Gail & Richard

May 24, 2013

Deric, we can't express in words how much we LOVED your concert the other evening. It was the BEST!!


May 19, 2013

Hi Deric! I want to upload an audio or video playing "you can leave your hat on" as the live version in Dortmund 1992! gorgeous!

Donald Ichton

May 11, 2013

Lizzie and I are anxiously looking forward to the 22nd. Should be one heckuva show.

Rosemary Hayton

February 2, 2013

Hi Deric, my name is Rosemary Hayton and I live in the U.S.A. Have been listening to you play the sax in several videos and God has truly given you a gift from birth up. I just can't get enough of listening to you Deric play the saxophone. I to was born with music in my soul. I would love to get a CD of your own Deric if you have a collection of songs with you playing the saxophone? Just can't get enough of listening to you Deric Dyer. I can tell from watching you play music, it really comes from your heart..

sharon & rich

December 19, 2012

Ok, so Little Drummer Boy at the Buzz Ball was OUT OF THIS WORLD. We were in awe, what a treat that was. I used to think I played the saxophone, but nope, not even close. Thanks very much for the inspiring performance.


September 2, 2012

Awesome! a live performance at the concert in Dortmund in 1992 on the song you can leave yor hat on, I can not stop listening to you! I do not understand music, but you're a phenomenon!
a greeting from the Canary Islands, Spain


September 2, 2012


Diane Petrelis

August 12, 2012

Glad to look you up!

Peter Lembo

August 2, 2012

Hope all is


July 2, 2012

Thanks for all your kindness over the yrs. w/ Joe Cocker. Always enjoyed you as part of the band. Being a friend of Joe's,you always made me feel welcome,which ever city I showed up in o/side of Detroit! LOL! All the Best to you always! Lorri (MI)

griselda peralta

March 25, 2012

i love deric you are the bes sax man in the world your performance in the joe cocker sow in dortmund is so wonderful, thanks for all deric yur music is magic!!!! GRISELDA.

MoeJoe Marino

March 18, 2012

Great to see you @ Ryles with Toni & Mike last night : ) Glad we had a chance to chat:)!


March 6, 2012

Good blog .


December 22, 2011

Hi Deric,

Season's Greetings and best wishes for the New Year!

Hope you like your Fanpage. ;)



December 15, 2011

Hey Deric, was at the Buzz Christmas Ball last night. You were amazing, what a gift. Thanks very much for your performance. Merry Christmas.

Rich Cormier

October 3, 2011

I just wanted to say Hi from someone who thoroughly enjoyed doing sound for you and the rest ofthe American Standard Band for several years. I remember your band in Bermuda and how we were all so happy when you decided to join the group It's great to see you and Cliff still doing gigs.

emiro benavides

September 28, 2011

por favor si puede usted enviarme lecciones de sobreagudos que lo he visto en varios videos, le agradesco


July 29, 2011

Hello my name is Claudio I'm sorry Brazilian do not speak English good English, I am a student of tenor sax and watched a video with your joe coker would be possible to send via imail that arrangement in the music that you solou sorry Seems to be hardest word for there I shall be very grateful I have a musical ear to hear and play if you can send thank my imail is I use here in Brazil Encore and sibelius 5



Julian Petrocelli

July 12, 2011

Hey Deric:
Both the music world AND the world at large have been mourning the loss of the great Clarence Clemmens last month...saying that no one will ever be able to 'fill his shoes' and that 'The E Street Band' will never be the same. That may be true.....BUT....there's YOU, Deric.
I've seen you play for Tina and Joe and you are also a musical genius with extraordinary talent. I just finished watching the 'Live in Rio' concert you did with Tina in 1988. It's ALL right there!
Tina...and YOU! There's NO doubt in my'll be hearing from Bruce down the road. YOU ROCK, Man! And I SALUTE YOU!
I hope you get to read this. I 'Googled' you as soon as the 'Rio' concert was over....because I just HAD to give it up to you!!! My very best, Julian


May 10, 2011


You were fantastic! Greetings from Greece.


Lisa Flanagan Walsh

April 9, 2011

Your parents and my mother lived in Chateau de Ville in the 70s. You and I dated once or twice. My mother recently passed away and I am in possession of some demo tapes that she and Eric had recorded. Thought you might be interested. Let me know

Stevie B

February 17, 2011

Hey Deric! Thank you for the CD. I still have it in my car and love listening to it. Keep in touch!

Bill Pendray

January 29, 2011

Love your stuff Deric. My goal is to be able to play like you someday. You are the "King" of R&B sax.( I study all your work,past and present).Also love your new smooth Jazz stuff. I sent you an e-mail through your contact item on your web-site,but don't know if you got it.I would love to hear from you,if possible.I think I know some people in common with you.Waitng to get on the list to get your current playing calender . I might want to take a trip to Boston someday. Cheers.... Bill Pendray Victoria,B.C.,Canada

Sia Spence

September 28, 2010


I just want to say that it was more than a pleasure to have met you last weekend. It was an honor to have performed with you. Please keep in contact, and please get me that info about the vocals whenever you can.

Stay in touch and keep up the good work! :-)


Alan V. Raczka

August 7, 2010

I enjoyed your performances with Mitch Chakour this past Thursday night. I will buy some of your mp3's, but would prefer CD's. Where can I buy your music?


June 16, 2010

Hey Deric! You were great Saturday night when I saw you at Greendales-love your music! See you again soon when you play with Marty!


Barbara Tannaccio Gannon

April 18, 2010

I'm not sure if you'll remember this far back :)Bob Moll and I were just talking of all the good times we had when you all played at his club, Gulliver's, in Smithfield many years ago.Best band and group of guys - Then you were off with Joe Cocker. We had great times back then. I remember all the many baseball games we watched together Deric back in Worcester.
Congrats on a long successful career.You always had that incredible soul.


February 4, 2010

Derek, sitting here working at the computer, and I am listening to Blue Soul, one of my all time favorites! David is still hanging in there.
How are you doing?
Be well

tom hurley

January 24, 2010

sorry i ment to say your mums younger brother

tom hurley

January 24, 2010

hi man we have never met i am your cousin .your mums younger tom is my dad i met your mum when she came to leicester many years ago i was only a child you have my email address now if you would like to catch up and have a chat that would be good take care cous tom hurley


January 10, 2010

greetz from holland, still sounding great!!


December 29, 2009

I still have a Promo Copy of American Strandard Band's Island Records release from 1979. It is good to see you are still at it.

Beth Thomas

December 13, 2009

Your playing exudes so much passion and fun!

Teri Rickert- Rorrio

December 9, 2009

Hi Deric,

Are you ready to step back in time .... way.... back 1977, American Standard Band, the place "Daivds" in Manchester, CT . I was 19. Damn I'm old.

Fondest memory of A.S.B., the time the entire band, including Richie, came to my mom's for dinner, I cooked lasagna, talk about groupie pressure. LOL
Saddest time for all A.S. B. followers, the farewell party we threw before you left to tour with Joe C. in Australia. We were so excited and proud, but new A.S.B. would never play at Davids again.

Wondering how much of a groupie I was.. way back when. There were 4 of us that would pretty much travel just about anywhere to see
A.S.B. play. From CT, to Vermont, Mass.& New Hampshire. During this time I kept a photo album, 1977 to when A.S.B. starting touring with J.C.. I think I have a few photos from when you played with the Shaboo All Stars in Willamantic, CT.

I am glad to see you are doing well.
I am enjoying the site and look forward to purchasing your latest CD.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.


December 1, 2009

nice. looks cool!


September 14, 2009

Thank you! I would now go on this blog every day!
Thank you


September 10, 2009

Hi there,
Interesting, I`ll quote it on my site later.
Have a nice day


July 9, 2009

Cool site goodluck :)


April 30, 2009

Here you can find everything you need

For real


April 14, 2009

Wonderfull great site


March 7, 2009

Hello to all ! Greetings From Poland. very Good Page !

Jim and Judy

January 26, 2009

Hi guy's this is Jim from Lowell and Cancun hope you all had a great time and made it back ok. Great site Deric!


January 19, 2009

Hi, i'm schoooler

I’m new to the forum and just saying hello.


January 5, 2009

A great resource - many thanks!

john King

December 30, 2008

Hey Deric, I gazillion years ago I carried equipment for you and The Reflectors--Big Chucie L and me, that is. I just wanted to say hi. You were always so darn kind. I will never forget you insisting I get equal share or so of the skinny money the band made at a club on Mass Ave. Also never forget a story you told me about what your Dad had taught you, and that is always wish the best for others and never be jealous or envious of their success. Don't expect you to remember me but I figured I'd say hi and wish you the best. John King

silke kolb

December 29, 2008

I wish you all the best for the future an a happy new year. (Remeber on J.Cocker) !!!


November 18, 2008

good guest page.
thank you.


November 13, 2008

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September 29, 2008

Thank you!Your site is very nice


September 26, 2008

hey i find you again, smile its really really a long time ago....we meet as during JOE´s Tours you remember...

Nancy Reid

August 10, 2008

As you can see, as soon as I got home from the concert held in Abington with Joe Bargar, I had to visit your website. Awesome!

I knew when I heard you that you were something special. After reading your bio, I feel pretty good about my judgement. Can't wait to hear your CD.

Hope to hear you in person again...I think the folks in the Abington audience now realize what a really good musician sounds like. We were so fortunate that you were free to play with Joe Bargar and the Soul Providers for our summer concert.
Thanks for doing what you do.
Nancy Reid

david nava

June 1, 2008

i,also saw you with joe your sax playing and your percussion playing is a favorite of mine too


May 5, 2008

Ive admired your playing since i saw you on TV with Joe Cocker. Absolutely fabulous.


Danny Hollis

May 4, 2008

Hey Derek!!!! nice website...drop me an e-mail...


April 20, 2008

Hello I am a soviet that I called on this site I very like here

Peter Lembo

April 2, 2008

You're ...........SIMPLY THE BEST


March 28, 2008

would love to go see you play , where and when, let me know , been awhile alls good, hope to hear from you

January 7, 2008

message for Deric we used to worked together with Joe Cocker, please pass on my New year wishes to him and his family
all my good wishes Doreen Chanter


December 3, 2007


Linda & Alex Popp

November 5, 2007

We absolutely loved Blue Soul! Good stuff!

Linda Popp

October 31, 2007

I am going out to get that CD. Most impressive!

Lisa K

October 19, 2007

..and just think-I knew you when. You still sound wonderful. Glad to see all is going well.
Give a shout if you ever play Philly.

Jennifer Drew

September 20, 2007

Good morning,
you are Anne's homepage! Yes,we are now connected-what a treat! So, I listen to sax when I log in-very nice. I admire you-you have a gift.
Just wanted to say hello and hope to see you soon!
Take care,

Bob Horne

July 28, 2007

Let me know next time your in Atlanta.


July 17, 2007

Many are still mesmerised by the introduction lead in you did with the saxophone for Paradise Is Here during your tour with Tina Turner on her Break Every Rule World Tour. People are still commenting on it whenever they watch that segment on the Internet! Thank you.

Al Gates

May 15, 2007

I was privileged to hear you with Joe Cocker a few years back and was amazed. May your music output continue. Thanks

jason douglas

May 2, 2007

hi deric, jay here from ireland. great site with some really great sounds,very impressive sax playing. i was wondering if i could get the tunes from scullers on cd and anything else you have, also iam going to see al green and joe cocker in malahide castle in dublin on the 01/07/07. will ya be blowing your sax with the man himself mr JC? also whats your set up? i have a buescher big b true tone it has a great big fat sound, i use an otto link 6* can you recommend a mouth piece for the altissimo register. much appriciated, Jay.


April 25, 2007

Hey Deric!!! Love the page! The photos look great talk to you soon

Lori Dolby

April 19, 2007

Great sax, Deric! Yes, please keep us Boston people in mind. Would love to hear you in concert.

Jayne DesLauriers

April 4, 2007

Hi therre....

Wondering if Deric will be performing in the Boston area in 2007? Also wondering if he ever considers playing for special events/private parties.

Thanks much,


manny papanicholas

March 7, 2007

Send me your address or e-mail so I can send you a cd of you and cotton. Good seeing you with joe mack.

Rick Mapperson

March 6, 2007

Greetings from Down Under. having enjoyed your work with Joe Cocker for many years this website is a great find. Are you ever coming to Australia? Hope So!!!

Jim Kruglak

January 19, 2007

Hello Deric,

My name is Jim aka "Saxman" Kruglak
Ive been playing sax since I was 8 yrs old
im now 46
you are one of my major influences as far as sax players.

Im now in a local boston cover band called "Good Question"

I have been messing around with different mouthpieces and reed strengths to get the best sound
I use University Music in Lowell to buy gear
there the only place close to me besides having
to go into Boston to Rayburns.

I have an original Selmer Mark VI tenor circa 1962
I use a Ponzel #2 mouthpiece with a Rovner ligature
and Rico royal #3 I get a pretty fat sound
but cant seem to keep the High notes in tune

I would like to ask you what you use for gear,
and also about the wireless mike set up.
and lastly
do you give lessons?

thank you

Jim Kruglak

January 19, 2007

Ive been playing the sax since I was 8 years old
Im 46 now. and play in a local boston cover band
as far as tenor sax styling goes, your my major influence
thanks for making the tenor an important part of rock and roll


January 11, 2007

Big thnx. So interesting.
I wish you prosperity
Best wishes. Lisa.

silke kolb

October 27, 2006

hei deric i hope you remember on me it was during the Joe cocker Tour some years ago. What are you doing at the moment? Where do you live you are sometimes in Europe? I´m very glad to hear from regards Silke

Raúl Gualtruzzi

October 17, 2006

Hi, this is for the deric fans.

Can somebody help me to have the deric cds, because i am from argentina, and here its impossible found that,

this is my mail:

write me, hugs to everibody!

Raúl Gualtruzzi

October 16, 2006

Hi idol!!! How are you Deric, I hope that you are well. I write you from Argentina, I listen you for first time with Joe Cocker, and since there, reallt I am aroused fanaticism of your saxo. I play the tenor sax since i have 12 years, now i have 20 years old.

Well, a big hugs for you!!!.-
From argentina, Raúl Gualtruzzi.

PD: How can have a signed picture of you? You can send me one? You would fulfill a dream!

mi adress is:
General Paz 1588
Bragado (6640)
Buenos Aires, Argenina.

Jeff and Anna

October 11, 2006

Great Sax Player, Keep it up Deric. Nice!!!

Susanna Shirlock

October 9, 2006

Hi Deric!
I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed your performance at The Grog Restaurant in Newburyport this past Sunday evening. I am a fairly new fan and have purchased several CD's after hearing you on Jordan Rich's program on WBZ. Three friends and I drove up from Connecticut for the weekend and we specifically went so that we could listen to your music. You are all such talented performers and it was an honor to be part of the audience. Thank you so much! Hopefully, you will be performing again in the New England area. My best to you.

Tim Reny

September 27, 2006

Deric - My good friend Martha C. was on top of her game at the Parker House as expected, but you, your bandmates and Christine are what really made the evening memorable for me. What a great surprise and pleasure to hear and feel your music (at a political rally no less) ... you left me wanting more! Thanks again for the CD - I listened to it all the way home and shared it with my boys the next day. Are your earlier ones available for purchase? Hope to catch you at one of your upcoming gigs with my significant other ... and to help persuade Martha and Tom to have all of you back for an encore at her victory celebration in January. Best regards, Tim

Jeanine Coyne

September 24, 2006

Incredible Deric....just finished watching and taping you. "Stand By Me" just blew me away. I know great music when I hear it..........Brian and I watched will always have our love and support.......forever :)

charlie mclaughlin

September 2, 2006

not only a great sax player,but a good friend!
and a fine ROOFER!!

Ivan Beavis

September 1, 2006

Hello from London. Tall thin Cocker man with white beard always at Cocker shows in Europe says hello. We miss you over here!

Catherine Reinold

August 29, 2006

My husband is Jim the canteen guy. Our favorite is Heart and Soul have played it twice a day since you gave it to us. Marie

Jeanine Coyne

August 9, 2006

My favorite sax player ever! And also an incredibly down to earth and all around nice guy! It's been a real pleasure to have met this talented musician!!!


July 25, 2006

thanks for the cd awesome ,you rock.I can't stop playing it!

Jane E. Doyle

July 25, 2006

Dear Deric,
I had the pleasure of meeting you at the Grog when Nicole Nelson performed a few Sundays back.
You very graciously gave me your CD/No One's Sleeping. I have enjoyed it immensley. It receives constant play. You are ON FIRE!! Look forward to seeing you again!
Jane e.

Rich MacElhiney

June 29, 2006

Hey Deric,
It was so great to see and hear you Tuesday night. The band sounded tight and the energy was infectious. Great groove on " Use me up"
I look forward to your next gig.
Regards to you and the family.

Robert Banks

June 28, 2006

Heard you on Sunday Morning Blues and really wanted to see you last night...but I missed it. Let me know when and where for your next gig.


June 27, 2006


June 27, 2006

Hey Deric, looking foward to our night out on the town with you. You do realize that we're coming out on a school night but we know that it will be well worth our exhaustion tommorow. Your fan club at Krauss Dermotology.


June 26, 2006

It was great to see you again, Deric. All the best.

David Skinner

June 25, 2006

Hey bye,

Good to see you in Bda. Sorry I didn't get to hear more of your set, but what I did manage to catch sounded great. When you get a chance send me your e-mail address and the pic of us the last time we had a session at Ann's birthday. If you send me your phone number I'll let you know in advance when I'll be in Boston, and hopefully we can catch up.

Best to the family,

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