- 10 Oct 08
Musicians Pat Clafferty, Amanda Claxton, Eoin Young, Darren Nolan and Fiachra McCarthy pay tribute to their friend and comrade-in-arms, the late Derrick Dalton.
I first encountered Derrick as he strode onstage with Hey Paulette circa 1989 in the Underground venue on Dame Street and strapped on his Rickenbacker guitar. His playing immediately grabbed my attention. Without question he was the finest pop guitarist I’d heard with the exception of Johnny Marr. We found that musically we had a lot in common. A year or so later myself and Jill Hahn were talking about putting together a band. We bumped into Derrick in McGonagles. We asked him if he knew a bass player. “I’ll do it,” was his quick reply.