Justin Christopher Derrico was born May 26, 1982 in Long Island, New York. He then moved to Charlottesville, Virginia with his family when he was 6 years old. At the age of 15 he developed a strong passion for the guitar after listening to music legends like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Looking to emulate his idols, Justin set out to become a guitar hero himself.
Justin moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and went to the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood. While attending MI, he auditioned for The Calling and after a call back or two, he landed the gig.
After touring with The Calling, Justin played with international artists such as VV Brown, Robin Thicke, and Lil Wayne.
While on tour with Robin Thicke, Justin got a call to audition for Grammy award winning artist Pink. After an initial 3 song audition, Justin was hired and soon found himself playing in front of 125,000 fans in Budapest just one week later. Since then he has toured with Pink as her lead guitar player for the past 8 years.
In addition to playing lead guitar for rock band Lexington Queen, Justin’s also credited for playing with global acts like Tina Turner, The Pussycat Dolls, and Beyonce.
In 2011 Justin became part of the house band for NBC’s hit US TV show The Voice.
Now, Justin Derrico has unleashed a beast of his own. His debut album, “Boldly Going Nowhere”, is available to download now at Jam Track Central and iTunes, alongside official backings and performances of some of the main album tracks