Fans Were Shocked to See Celeb Guitarist Justin Derrico on ‘The Voice’
Recently, The Voice fans have recognized a member of the show’s band! It’s Justin Derrico, P!nk’s right-hand man and touring guitarist. He’s also played for the likes of Beyonce, Robin Thicke, The Calling, and more. Though he’s been a member of The Voice band for many seasons, he’s recently been more front and center. That’s when fans took notice online!
Justin Derrico talks about his experience on The Voice here:
Justin Derrico has been a friend of Paul Mirkovich for years. Paul was the musical director for Cher and P!nk, which is how they met, and is now musical director for The Voice. So when Paul started on The Voice, he recruited Justin to join him. Paul offered and Justin said, “Yeah, cool!” even though he was nervous about playing on television. He had never done anything like that before and it was a lot of music to learn in a short amount of time.
Justin said he couldn’t read music very well when he first started working on The Voice. This was difficult for him because he had to memorize all the music they were playing. And it was a lot of music! But over the course of time, they figured out a process that worked for the band. And now, Justin says they are a “well-oiled machine at this point” when it comes to arranging and charting the music. He says the whole experience has made him “a 50 times better musician.” Playing with the best in the business will do that! Justin Derrico is the only guitarist up until the Live Rounds, when another guitarist joins him.
After going on tour with P!nk and missing a few seasons, he’s returned to The Voice for every season since. Justin Derrico is insanely talented! It’s crazy to think that the experience seemed daunting to him before he started. Now, they have it down to a science! Justin still tours with P!nk and if you look closely, you’ll see him on The Voice this season too.