Chris is now working, playing, and touring with Motown Legend Stevie Wonder and Pop star Icon Rihanna.
Dafnis Prieto´s arrival in the U.S has been compared by to that of an asteroid hitting New York.
Born in Colchester, Essex, Rowntree was born to musical parents – Susan, a viola player, and John, a sound engineer at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). He attended the Gilberd School, Colchester during the week, and the Landermere Music School, Thorpe-le-Soken, at weekends, where he studied percussion. He played percussion with his father in the Colchester Silver Band, a brass band.
Véritable icône de la batterie moderne, Dave Weckl a porté le style fusion à un nouveau niveau lorsqu'il a intégré l'Akoustic Band de Chick Corea, dans les années 80.
Derrick started drumming in the 1960s, at the age of six, banging furiously on the kitchen floor with two of his mum's coat hangers, to a beat on the radio. Even at this early age Derrick knew that drumming was the one thing he really wanted to do.