ISBN #: 978-0956798602
Page Count: 266
(Taken from back of book)
Derek dreamt of becoming a professional musician from the first time he picked up a guitar following a talent contest disaster. Thought of by his friends as being the person most likely to make the big time he turned professional but was continually side tracked from stardom by the need to earn a living from music.
His journey takes him all over the world from private gigs for the rich and famous to the roughest pubs. Starting in the late sixties when heavy rock was born, through to the 1980's and 90's when discos and electronics decimated live music in dance halls.
An amusing and heartrending story of perseverance showing how the road to success can lead us down the strangest of paths.
Derek “Nemo James” Newark takes us on an autobiographical journey through the ups and downs of trying to make it as a professional musician. Along the way, he finds himself doing everything possible to make his dream come true, no matter how far off the path it takes him. His will to succeed never falters and eventually, he finds his peace with the music of his life.
As much a tribute to the musicians’ struggle as it is a picturesque travelogue, Nemo James actually led a charmed life amid the world’s most glamorous places. He paints pictures of the towns and their people that make them live on the page. A very straightforward autobiography, but written with humor and charm.