Rocking Toronto: Derek St. Holmes Ignites The Rockpile

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Derek St. Holmes perform live for the first time at the Rockpile in Toronto. As a long time fan of Ted Nugent’s work, I was eager to experience Derek’s solo material as well as some of Ted’s classics. It was an incredible night of music and energy!

A true master of his craft, Derek treated fans of all ages to an unforgettable evening of classic rock and roll. Accompanied by Dale Harrison (award winning drummer of the Headstones), Dylan Hund (award winning bassist), and Michael Hund (hall of fame guitarist), Derek delivered an awe-inspiring performance that was part of his latest tour.

The set list featured some of Ted’s best-known songs like “Stranglehold”, “Cat Scratch Fever”, “Just What the Doctor Ordered”, and “Hey Baby”. Derek also performed a number of his own tunes from his days as a member of Whitford / St. Holmes – “Standing in the Rain”, “Catch My Fall”, and “Hot for You”. Fans of classic rock were also treated to a rendition of Joe Williams’ fittingly titled “Baby, Please Don’t Go”. Derek finished up the night with Nugent staples “Snakeskin Cowboys” and “Stormtroopin’” which sent the crowd wild!

At every moment of the show, Derek had the audience in the palm of his hand. The crowd was singing and playing air guitar to each song as he delivered classic rock vibes with his scorching guitar solos and heartfelt vocals. He truly put on a masterful performance that I won’t soon forget!

If you’re a fan of Ted Nugent, you owe it to yourself to see Derek St. Holmes live when he comes to a city near you. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed – it’s a night of high energy, nostalgia, and great music.

The Setlist is down below and don’t forget to leave a comment 🙂

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Derek St. Holmes Setlist The Rockpile, Etobicoke, ON, Canada 2015

One thought on “Rocking Toronto: Derek St. Holmes Ignites The Rockpile

  1. Surprised you said the first time at the horseshoe , for a music lover like yourself , hard to believe , saw ronnie earle there 20 years ago , thats a guitar player , your love of shredders , re your review of malmsteen concerns me , i find its noise , give me clapton , beck , page , santana , mahavishnu john , jimmy , wes , charlie christian , joe pass with oscar , t- bone walker and prince , this is music my friend , timeless , classic , shredders are just dust in the wind.

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