"Derek has cut his own hair since he was 13!"
Born and raised in a small town just outside Hershey Pennsylvania, Derek developed a taste for music and theater at a young age. Through the years he has picked up piano, clarinet, tuba, baritone, saxophone, guitar and bass. He's directed, produced, and performed in over a dozen musicals and was a cast member of Sight and Sound Theaters, a 2000 seat venue with a 300’ wrap-around stage in Lancaster County. After moving to Tampa, he developed the concept for #NoFilter and since has performed hundreds of shows throughout Florida and The Keys.
Chaz Robinson is a Singer-Songwriter, Model, and Professional Jump Roper from Indianapolis, IN. This two-time Grammy-Ballot-recognized singer has appeared on America’s Best Dance Crew, MTV’s MADE, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, & Disney’s Shake It Up. When his international hit "Love Will Come Back Again" went viral, with over 4 Million downloads, he signed to Spectra Records and moved to Orlando to record his debut album, "Chaz." After headlining The Summer Music Celebration at Walt Disney World, Chaz was touted "an explosive singer" by the Huffington Post.
"Chaz is a two-time World Champion Jump Roper!"
"Matt is left handed but plays guitar righty!"
Matt Simmons, guitarist for #NoFilter, is a Florida native. This statement usually elicits two responses, “wow," and then “aw,” in that order. Matt has no problem living where you vacation, however. Before joining #NoFilter, Matt played with local favorites The Paper Stanleys and 80’s party band The Griswolds. As a young man, Matt had hopes of having a career in some sort of respectable field until, at age 15, he was pulled onstage to play guitar in front of 20,000 people at a sold out U2 concert. He’s been on the stage ever since.
Originally hailing from the Northeast, Natalie started her career touring and recording with several bands from NY, CT, RI, and MA. In addition to playing countless stages all across the country in various metal, rockabilly, and punk bands, she has been a cover model for multiple tattoo magazines and has appeared in several movies and documentaries. After many gratifying years of playing in the New York music scene, she decided to relocate to Tampa Bay and, soon after, joined forces with #NoFilter, where she is currently enjoying one of the most fun chapters of her musical career.
"Years before becoming a full-time musician, Natalie worked as a union electrician!"
Eric T., a native from the island of Cuba, has been honing his skills in music from a very young age. Starting out in musical theater, choir, classical and jazz ensembles, Eric forged a voice that resembles Robert Plant, Sammy Hagar, Axl Rose and others. Eric also plays guitar, bass, and is well versed in the art of recording engineering.
In his spare time, he is a photographer, videographer and car enthusiast
Ramsey Clark is a Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer, and Entertainer, who has been performing in cover bands for eight years -- touring extensively all over the world in countries like Morocco, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, & Bahrain. His electric personality and high energy translate into an unforgettable experience. Ramsey is one half of the band “Will N' Ray” who's viral video earned 5 Million views on YouTube. This Summer, they be released their Official Album! After many years overseas, he has decided to come back home and join #NoFilter!
"Ramsey geeks out on Evolutionary Psychology."
"His YouTube channel has reached over 5 million views!"
Will Nacar, is a Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Music Producer from São Paulo, Brazil. In 2018, Will was accepted by the academy and became a voting member of the Latin Grammys, after his nomination as a producer in 2015. As a performer, his YouTube channel called "Will N' Ray" has reached over 5 million views and they are releasing their debut original album in 2019. Will has won several competitions as a Songwriter and Performer. In 2013 he won the most prestigious Music Festival in South America called “CMI” with the song “Em Outras Memórias.”
Matt Duarte kicked off his career in 1996, playing guitar, bass, singing, writing and producing his and other artists’ music. He is highly influenced by 70's rock, funk and the Brazilian Tropicalia music. With over 20 years of experience on stages and in recording studios, Matt has released three albums of his original music, and is highly passionate about bringing the groove to every project.
Natalie DePergola has been playing drums for 12 years and performing professionally since the age of 9. At her current age of 21 Nat ‘s endorsements include Ddrum and Zildjian. She studied with John Blackwell at the age of 12 and has deep roots in funk and jazz fusion. Aside from performing, she is involved in the Grammy Museum Music educational program based out of LA as a mentor to students of all ages. She also is the teacher of “Noisy Womxn” an all girl drum club.