Fans and friends of Derek Browne, the hardworking founder and lead singer of dDub are urged to donate to a recently established Givealittle campaign.
Only 48, Derek became suddenly ill and was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer in November 2018. His wife Veronica is now caring for him full-time.
Very much to the fore of the live scene in the early 2000s, the seven-member dDub toured NZ extensively over 15 years, releasing two successful albums. dDub bassist and long time friend Matt Shanks says Derek had begun work on a new solo album mid last year, recording at The Lab along with himself and drummer Alistair Deverick.
“The demos sound fantastic. Derek is an amazingly gifted and prolific NZ songwriter who speaks to people’s hearts. He’s written a ton of unreleased songs – including a solo album recorded back in 2010 that is still unreleased.”
The Givealittle page is asking for help to cover the medical and associated costs, hoping to give the musician popularly known himself as dDub the best of life possible, some joy and to ease the financial stress.
Donate via Givealittle