About Derek St. Holmes: In Riverview, Michigan, Derek received his first guitar for his eleventh birthday. He started his own neighborhood band, played for all the high school dances and perfected his craft. In 1974, Ted Nugent first became aware of Derek's band, Scott, as he opened for an Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent's band) show. When the Amboy Dukes broke up, Nugent's road manager, Phil Nicholson, contacted St. Holmes about auditioning for Nugent's new project. St. Holmes was hired and the band of Ted Nugent with Derek St. Holmes, was launched and started immediately on an extensive U.S. tour. Traveling and performing nearly 300 days a year, they played with other popular bands, such as Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, Van Halen and Black Sabbath among other greats rocking out hits such as, "Stranglehold," "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Free-for-All."