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4/12/2023 6:27 pm  #1

Derek Smalls

Name: Derek Smalls

Real Name: Derek Albion Smalls

Aliases: None

Occupation: Bassist of Spinal Tap

Identity: Public

Legal status: Citizen of the United Kingdom

Place of origin: United Kingdom

Marital status: Divorced

Known relatives: None

Group affiliation: Spinal Tap

Base of operations: United States

First appearance: "This is Spinal Tap" (mockumentary film, 1984)

History: Derek Smalls is the bassist of the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap. He is portrayed as a laid-back and easy-going musician who serves as the band's backbone and provides the steady rhythm for their music. Derek is known for his deep voice, impressive bass skills, and cool demeanor.

Derek is often seen as the calming influence within Spinal Tap, balancing out the eccentricities of his bandmates. He is known for his dry sense of humor and sarcastic remarks, adding wit and comedic relief to the band's dynamic. Derek's bass playing is a fundamental part of Spinal Tap's music, providing the band with a solid foundation and groovy rhythm section.

Powers and abilities: Derek Smalls does not possess any superhuman powers. However, he is portrayed as a skilled bassist, known for his technical skills and ability to hold down the rhythm section of the band.

Equipment: Derek typically uses a variety of bass guitars and amplifiers during Spinal Tap performances, known for his iconic "Skully" bass guitar. He also wears elaborate costumes and accessories on stage, often reflecting the band's exaggerated rock and roll image.

Weaknesses: Derek's laid-back and easy-going nature may sometimes result in him being overshadowed by the more outspoken members of Spinal Tap. He may also face challenges with assertiveness and standing up for himself, as seen in his past relationships and interactions with the band's manager, Ian Faith.

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