02/27/22 The Motowners At Collins Park
Derrick Hadley the producer of the group was born in Manhattan New York. He attended Dillard School of The Performing arts in Fort Lauderdale and his musical background was deeply rooted in a family tradition of providing music to the community. His maternal grandmother attended New England Conservatory in Boston during the roaring 20’s. His mother an accomplished pianist and a choral music teacher had the biggest impact on his early artistic vocal development.
The vocal power in his voice was developed and nurtured while singing gospel in the youth AME church choir from as early as 13 years old. Derrick has mastered various styles ranging from Broadway to Motown, along with R&B, Jazz, and traditional pop tunes. His vocal versatility has given him the ability to perform for a vast variety of stles from different backgrounds.
He spent the majority of his earlier entertainment career performing in off Broadway shows and performing his one man singing act which he developed after working for the Songs of Broadway company from 1987 to 1994. In 2007 Derrick Hadley co founded Black Swan Special Events with his wife Revella Hadley; a personal chef. The combination of Derrick’s 30 years of experience in entertainment and his wife’s event planning and catering experience has granted the company the opportunity to be a one stop shop provider in the field of entertainment, event planning and catering services.