Hi, I’m Derek Strange.
I opened The ARtSTATION in May of 2014. Having been privately teaching guitar for about 10 years, it was the perfect opportunity to establish a central base, and with it being ideally located at Haymarket, I grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
The ARtSTATION has since grown into a multi-artistic hub, being home to a luthier’s workshop and music production studio. Also being home to web content development and video production.
The ARtSTATION is also the current set for Turn The Big Light On, which is a new show dedicated to the music scene, both in the music itself and all issues surrounding the industry.
To me, original song writing is a glorious and spectacular world. A world that’s worth a whole life’s efforts and dedication. It’s not easy, it will drive you crazy at times, but it’s what I love most in life (other than my family, of course). Currently I play guitar, sing backing vocals (some lead), and am a co-writer in Baba Yaga, a 5-piece band playing our own version of folk fusion music.
I also want to collaborate with other artists to create original works. If you are a songwriter, and are looking for someone to record/collab with on your material, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’m well up for it!