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THE BAND

Through hard work, dedication, and their high energy shows TRADEMARK has secured sponsorship from Peavey and Jägermeister. They have also shared the stage with national acts such as Rodney Atkins, The LACS, and Bad Company, while also being listed as a "Fan Favorite" of the Jimmie Rodgers Festival by the Jimmie Rodgers Festival committee. TRADEMARK is currently working and playing shows in support of their new, self-released album: "A New Season." With the release of "A New Season," TRADEMARK has set their focus on expanding their reach beyond the Southeast through live shows, radio, and media.

TRADEMARK has become one of the Southeast's premier Country Rock bands based on their live shows, modern rock swagger and Southern charm. The band brings raw energy to the stage, along with a production setup that includes intelligent lighting and video screens. Due to the band's live shows, and the rapport that grew between fans and the band, fans started describing the band as the "Motley Crüe" of Country. After several years of playing clubs in the Jackson, MS area, TRADEMARK made some personnel changes, focused on a desire to grow its fan base while creating original music, and hit the road in 2011.

Now a huge draw from Memphis to Biloxi and from Mobile to Monroe, TRADEMARK has become one of the region's top Country Rock acts.









Extended Bio

TRADEMARK was founded in 2005 by lead vocalist and frontman, Charles Derrick. He knew that music is what he wanted to do for a living since he was a boy. From 2005 to now, TRADEMARK has been blessed to be able to go from a small local band to a Southeast regional band under the direction of Charles Derrick, with a little help from his mentors, strong support from TRADEMARK fans (some who are known for traveling long distances to see the boys in action), and former members who helped build the TRADEMARK name. While there have been various line-up changes in the band through the years that TRADEMARK has been together, one thing has remained the same: the desire to grow a business and give TRADEMARK fans the very best show possible. This desire led to finding bassist Griffin Hardy (Palo Alto, The Heartless Villains, Gary Burnside, and Cadillac Funk) in 2010 during a transitional period for the band. Griffin has been playing since he was 11 and gigging since he was 16. Griff, as the boys call him, has proven to be a great asset to the band as a whole, and as a talented musician who holds down the bottom end of the rhythm section while directing the band musically to higher levels of musicianship. After Griffin joined in 2010 some major changes happened in 2011 which proved to be a trying time for TRADEMARK. Two of the members, one being a longtime member, decided to pursue a new musical direction.

While it was shocking to the remaining two members of the band, their drive and determination set them on a course to find the right people to replace the members who had left. The search for new members led to the doors of guitarist, Elijah Wegmann and Drummer, Chas Henry. Elijah first started playing guitar for his church, and had various fill-in spots for bands in his hometown of Jackson, MS before going to school at Ole Miss in 2010 and finding TRADEMARK in 2011. Chas started off playing drums in church where his dad was a pastor. He had quit playing for a few years before picking up the sticks again in 2006 and playing for various bands until TRADEMARK sent the invitation to join. When Elijah and Chas joined the band, Charles and Griffin quickly understood the blessing in disguise they were given. It took some longtime fans a few times of seeing the "new guys" before it was realized that something magical was happening. This new line-up of TRADEMARK hit the road in the summer of 2011 and has seen a steady increase of attendance at shows, all the while upping their game and making new fans along the way. The new line-up has allowed TRADEMARK to grow into a new direction in their cover material and their original music. They are known for being the Motley Crue of country." Elijah first started playing guitar for his church, and had various fill-in spots for bands in his hometown of Jackson, MS before going to school at Ole Miss in 2010 and finding TRADEMARK in 2011.

Chas started off playing drums in church where his dad was a pastor. He had quit playing for a few years before picking up the sticks again in 2006 and playing for various bands until TRADEMARK sent the invitation to join. When Elijah and Chas joined the band, Charles and Griffin quickly understood the blessing in disguise they were given. It took some longtime fans a few times of seeing the "new guys" before it was realized that something magical was happening. This new line-up of TRADEMARK hit the road in the summer of 2011 and has seen a steady increase of attendance at shows, all the while upping their game and making new fans along the way. The new line-up has allowed TRADEMARK to grow into a new direction in their cover material and their original music. They are known for being the Motley Crue of country." TRADEMARK has risen to become one of the fastest growing bands in the Southeast, and with the BIG show they have it is no surprise. This big show from Mississippi delivers wild antics and a giant light show, with video added just recently. With this band's power and energy, you are definitely in for the ride of your life. The band is now touring the Southeast. "Friends don't let friends miss a TRADEMARK show"





Pick up our new album "A New Season"

The album "A New Season" is now available on all digital outlets (iTunes, Google Music, Rhapsody, Spotify, etc) and CD's are at all shows!


Did You Know?

We are also on CMT.com Click the picture to the right to see us on the most popular country music network in America.

We are also on Reverbnation.com. Click Here to see videos, hear tracks, and keep up with the hardest working band in the South.

SHOWS

A New Season - Tour Dates
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The Guys

Charles Derrick
Lead Vocals / Mastermind
It all started for me back in 2005, working hard just trying to keep a band together until I met these guys back in 2011. It’s been a special ride learning a ton about myself, the band, and the direction of our future together. Nothing showcases that more than our album, “A New Season.” It’s been an awesome ride so far, and with the growing fan base we have: it’s going to be an awesome future.
Griffin Hardy
Bass / Mischeif
I am I. I come from a long line of hell raising and good times in the hills of NE MS. I really like history and the origins of man. I like women’s MMA and the movie Red Dawn – The 1984 version. I have been in music for nearly two decades now, and I have experienced way more than I could have ever dreamed. Always attack with love and never stop working towards your goals.
Lukas Elijah
Guitar / Ladies Man
I was born November 6th 1990 in Jackson, Ms. My most vivid memories as a child are of me and sister playing outside; riding bikes, skateboards, scooters, we also spent a lot of time with our dogs, Coco and Princess. Since my parents home-schooled me and my sister through high school through a program at TTU, we were together all the time and she and I were best friends. I have always held a strong interest in primitive weaponry. As a boy, i spent much of my time building long bows, slingshots, boomerangs, and cross bows. I was also an avid hunter. Learning how to throw a knife was one of my proudest moments. Even though i took piano lessons in elementary school, (which i hated) i didn't really get into playing music until i was 14 years old when i discovered the guitar. When i started out on this new journey my dad taught me the chords and strumming pattern to a Johnny Cash song. I remember then going to the library and in the children's section finding a book called "Discovering the Guitar."  After spending years playing guitar in church, it was finally time to say goodbye to family and friends and i went off to college at Ole Miss to start a new leg in this life's journey, but music, like an old faithful friend would not leave me alone. I just had to play. This desire led to me searching for a band to play with, in this process i found the band Trademark who just so happened to be looking for a guitarist. So here i am on the front line, walking that fine line between country and rock n roll.
Chas Henry
Drums / Salesman
Growing up as the son of a preacher/pastor who was a military man shaped me in many ways. Yes sir/No Sir, Yes ma’am/no ma’am, please and thank you along with manners are deeply ingrained within me. I have an obsession with Haribo Gold Bears. Feel free to bring me a bag anytime you come to a show. I have to say thank you to Charles, Griffin, and Lukas for being such awesome band mates and business partners. Those guys have great hearts and are brothers to me. Most of all I want to say thank YOU for stopping by and looking us up. We couldn’t do what we do without YOUR love and support. As much as I love the music and my brothers; I have met some great fans and built lifelong friendships with some of you. Thank you for believing in us and sharing that belief with others. The bottom line: I guess you could say, I’m enjoying the ride.

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The Buzz

Hear what others think of Trademark and "A New Season".

"Mud on the Map' is a mixture of rock guitars and tight harmonies with distinct southern vocals. Trademark is definitely not afraid to let you know what part of the country they're from."

Tommy Burton - Jackson Free Press

"Trademark absolutely blew the doors off at the 2013 Jimmie Rodgers Festival in Meridian! They lit up the crowd like a backyard bonfire. These guys are the real deal! True professionals on and off stage. It was a pleasure to work with them."

Josh Taylor - Jimmie Rodgers Festival

"Some of the most genuine honest hardworking guys in the business. Don't be afraid to talk to them they love their fans as much as the music they play!"

Brian Ervin - Musician, CEO of Brianervin.com

“Trademark is a country band who isn’t afraid to rock ‘n’ roll. Trademark is ready for the next level.”

Sheena Barnett - Daily Journal

“Everyone go follow @trademarkjams great band that did awesome at Pops tonight! They are coming out with some original music so stay tuned!”

Skylar Laine - American Idol Season 11

"Trademark is the most amazing band I've heard in a while. All their talents combined makes for one heck of a show. I've had the pleasure of introducing my boyfriend to their music and he is now a fan of theirs. I love u guys!! Congrats on your new album"

Tammy young

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Peavy
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Dixie Party Productions

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