Derek Avia has been in the music industry over 35 years performing with renowned local, national and international artists as a guitarist and backup vocalist.
Derek now performs as an acoustic solo act called Mister A playing cover interpretations from different genres, and catering to all types of musical tastes.
Mister A is a small, compact, funky and unobtrusive act that incorporates the use of a loop station covering genres from commercial classic rock, R&B, pop, funk, jazz and reggae.
Derek is also an ex-graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), majoring in a Jazz performance degree on guitar, decades ago.
|Unchain my heart – Joe Cocker
|Kyrie – Mister Mister
|Steal my kisses – Ben Harper
|The lazy song – Bruno Mars
|Message in a bottle – Police
|Give me the night – George Benson
|Englishman in New York – Sting
|Valerie – Amy Winehouse
|I shot the sheriff – Bob Marley
|Still haven’t found – U2
|Better man – Pearl Jam
|Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
|Free fallin – John Mayer
|Just the two of us – Grover Washington Jnr
|Memories – Maroon 5
|Tip of my tongue – Johnny Diesel
|3am – Matchbox 20
|Forever now – Cold Chisel
|Fly like an eagle – Seal
|No women no cry – Bob Marley
|Lay your love on me – Roachford
|What’s going on – Marvin Gaye
|April sun of Cuba – Dragon
|Dancing in the moonlight – Thin Lizzy