Over the last three years, the VHND has kept up with three young musicians who’ve been performing excellent Van Halen covers, but always having to do them long distance, as two of them live in Québec, and one lives in Australia. This summer, however, they all got together for the first time — to perform several gigs as the Jacob Deraps Band! Watch their latest Van Halen cover, “I’m The One,” above.
Guitar & Vocals: Jacob Deraps (age 20)
Drums: Josh Gallagher (age 21)
Bass: William Lachance (age 20)
Jacob tells VHND: “My favorite Van Halen song to play! We didn’t care being a power trio and missing a few vocal parts, we definitely had to play this song and we did it the way we could, hope you enjoy! This song is one of the toughest Van Halen songs to play, it’s something on guitar itself, but while singing it’s a whole new world!”
Jacob and Josh have been featured on VHND previously for their incredible covers of “Loss of Control” “On Fire“ “5150” “Outta Love Again” “Runnin’ with the Devil” “Ice Cream Man.” Jacob is sponsored by Ernie Ball Music Man and Germino Amplification.
Keep up with guitarist Jacob Deraps via his Youtube channel, his NEW Facebook, & Instagram.
Keep up with drummer Josh Gallagher via his Youtube channel, Facebook, & Instagram.
Keep up with bassist William Lachance via his Facebook.