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A 1-2 minute song about anything!


30 per unit - Virtual OK - Posted Mar 15, 2017

I will personally handcraft a song for you, either for yourself, or to give to another as a funny gift, or outpouring of your soul :) I can give you it as an audio file, a simple YouTube video, or even perform it for you virtually over Skype.

It could be a serenade about ducks, an angsty venting to the person that rejected you, a beautiful ballad to your soulmate, or perhaps even just an intricate instrumental, so feel free to give as descriptive instructions as possible - a topic, theme, mood, if it's addressing someone, lyrics if you have any, etc. - and I will put it together with guitar, piano, or other instruments depending on what kind of song we're going for!

I'd play it in my own Derek-genre, which is kind of singer-songwriter-ish. There's a weird variety of influences: Phoenix, Jack Johnson, Flight of the Conchords, Streetlight Manifesto, Walk The Moon, The Killers, and of course, Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco. If you desire the song to be in a specific genre, please give me a song to model off of since your genre may not be one I'm experienced with writing in, so give me extra time as well for me to familiarize and polish it.

You can also just leave it as open ended as you like and leave it to my interpretation, but then it'll for sure be in my own style!

Training & Qualifications

Let's make it clear that I'm a total amateur, but I've had piano lessons over the course of ten years in my youth, and I've been singing since I was born, so I have definitely played and performed quite a lot, and I have also been practicing songwriting for the past several years, although mostly with Pop, Rock, and Punk.

Availability & Preferences

I'm free on weekends, but weeknights could work, too, if given a heads up. At least a week of time would be nice depending on the complexity of the project. If it's simple, then perhaps 1-3 days.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Derek

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Jan 12, 2018
He was very kind and even though I end up canceling the service, he was very understanding.
Apr 07, 2017
Derek has really great musical talent! I love the project we've been working on together and look forward to see where it goes. It's been such a pleas...ure to work with him and plan to do it again really soon! show more
Mar 25, 2017
Derek made an amazing song-lyrics, melody the works! could not be more impressed!
Tukk provided unit of Doodle "Anything!" Dat quality tho. for Derek
Mar 22, 2017
Derek is a pleasure to work with and is pretty friendly!


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About Derek Gladstone

Fresh Mechanical Engineering undergraduate from UCI that's career driven yet still figuring things out. Currently working as a technical recruiter at Camden Kelly and doing music and YouTube on the, so it's pretty clear I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing still. Regardless, I love to sing, play piano and guitar, and rock out on the daily, so whatever activities ranging from jam sessions to riff offs, I am all down for it! Aside from those big key points, I also play basketball, game on the PS3 and 3DS, and get my occasional Netflix fix in when I have the time (which is rarely now that I'm working qq)show more

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