"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 appearanced 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!"