Derek Mount is an American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and producer with a truly diverse portfolio. Mount has written and played on an impressive palette of art, including significant releases in pop, rock, indie, funk, hip-hop, orchestral music, electronic music, and more.
As a songwriter, Derek has co-written eight number-one hits and fifteen top-ten songs across various radio formats. He has also released three albums under the moniker of his dynamic compositional project, Brique a Braq. Mount's songs have been used in feature films (NBCUniversal, Lionsgate), commercials (Nokia, Target), television programs (CMT, MTV, VH1), retail stores (Journey's, Forever XXI), sporting events (ESPN, WWE, NHL, CBS, etc.), corporate presentations (BMW, Wells Fargo, KCRW), and much more. Propelled by an ambitious work ethic, he has scored several independent film projects from tour buses, hotel lobbies, and studios around the world, including a recent collaboration with partner Riley Friesen on several custom soundtrack pieces for RGH Entertainment's animated feature film "Postman Pat: The Movie."
He is best known as the bombastic, multifaceted guitarist and background vocalist for the electro-dance-infused rock band Family Force 5. The group has performed thousands of shows worldwide, including appearances at some of the world's most prestigious tours and festivals (Sonisphere, Bamboozle, Warped Tour US & UK, AP Tour, etc.). FF5 has sold several hundred thousand albums to-date, charted over forty million collective YouTube views, and garnered considerable recognition in the press (Rolling Stone, Billboard, Spin, Pollstar, AP Magazine's Live Band of the Year, Yahoo's "Who's Next," etc.).
When he is not on tour, Derek plays guitar at various local churches, and he also teaches online guitar lessons to aspiring students spanning the globe. Mount lives with his wife Sarah, and is a passionate fan of football, basketball, podcasts, grilling, and patterned socks.