SPB: What do you parents think of your music?
Derek: Honestly, both of my parents love Sneeze much much more than my older bands, haha. They're finally happy I'm in a band that doesn't just "scream bloody murder." Sometimes they're a little iffy on the lyrics ‘cause now they know I do drugs, drink excessively, smoke, and isolate myself buuuttttt they buy all the records and I send them all our new material for feedback. It still blows their mind that I tour the world without a manager and all dates booked amongst ourselves.
However, they do think our tours are equivalent to a Motley Crew one but what’s the harm in letting them think that? When growing up, my parents always bought new tapes and cds which I always listened too. Bands like Nirvana, Gin Blossoms, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains. It's something we bonded over and continue to this day.