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Derris Lee

Derris Lee

Derris Lee, the son of pastors/praise-and-worship leaders, has been exposed to various music genres such as gospel, songo, contemporary Christian music and reggae. His love for percussion was passed down from his father, who is also a drummer. The melodic voicings he hears come from his mother who sings.
At the age of seven, Derris performed on stage in church for the first time on a Pearl Export Series kit. He would ‘air drum’ all throughout elementary school, a habit that earned the ridicule of his peers; however, the same peers showed their admiration by imitating Derris when he became one of the most talented percussionists in his hometown and would perform at local events.
By the age of 19, Derris had the privilege of performing with musicians who had worked with Trent Cory, Kevin LeVar and Kierra ‘Kiki’ Sheard. His most recent accomplishment was his work as the keyboardist/band director for two-time Stellar award-winning artist, Ree. He feels blessed to have been given the gift of music and is grateful to be a part of the Soultone Cymbals family, whose cymbals have such rich, earthy tones that enunciate the expression he feels as he plays.

My Soultone Set: 

14” Gospel Hi-Hats
16” Gospel Crash
22” Gospel Ride
17” FXO Crash