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About Derek Cochran

Ted Derek Cochran was born November 11, 1961 at Parkersburg WV.  

Derek started taking piano lessons at the age of 14. Not really wanting to play music by other artist he would compose his own music. Since then he has been composing and writing his own music. Derek also played the bass in his family's band.

He is known as the storyteller of music because of his unique way of writing music. 

He has written music for Vanessa Maria and co-written with Big Rich Tha Don.

Derek's first album was released in 1992 titled "The Hands of Time" under the artist name DC Project and a country album titled "I'm Over You" which is no longer available.It wasn't until the 2000's that Derek recorded and released new music under the name of DC Project.




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Famous people Derek is related to.

Vanessa Maria

Vanessa Maria (Cochran) is Derek's little sister. 


       October 4th 1963 - October 12th 2014

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin is Derek's 7th cousin once removed.


Francis Scott Key

Francis Scott Key is Derek's fourth cousin five times removed.