Derek Sharp

Derek Sharp
Derek Sharp
Birth name Derek John Sharp
Born March 28, 1965 (1965-03-28) (age 46)
Origin Fort William, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupations Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Years active 1979 — present
Labels Quantum Records(record label), MapleMusic Recordings

Derek Sharp is a Canadian rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has been a member of several bands, but he is best known in the US as the current lead singer of The Guess Who, a position he has held since April 2008.


Derek was born in 1965 in Fort William, Ontario. Canada and moved to Toronto, Ontario in the early '70's. His first band featured himself and flamenco guitarist, Jesse Cook. From 1989-1991, he was the guitarist with successful Toronto group Mad About Plaid. He played on their second release and hit song "Camera". From 1992-1996 he played in Toronto band, "Backstreet", featuring Gary Breit (Bryan Adams) and Charlie Cooley (Manteca) He has worked with Sass Jordan, Red Rider, Bobby Curtola, Alannah Myles, Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and Jeff Healey. He is married to singer-songwriter Sass Jordan;

The Guess Who

He was invited to join The Guess Who and accepted in April 2008, following previous lead singer Carl Dixon's automobile accident in Australia which left him unable to perform.

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Preceded by
Carl Dixon
Lead singer in The Guess Who Succeeded by

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