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Jazz-Pop Duets and Live-Looped, Electro-Infused Serenades for the Soul…

Helen-Thea (Keys, Samples/Percussion, Vocals) and Derek Deon (Guitar, Vocals) comprise and ever-evolving duo that wields lush, live-looped keyboard and guitar tones alongside harmonious vocal arrangements and electronic drum samples to provide a charismatic performance that is atmospheric, yet difficult to look away from...




Helen-Thea Marcus is a classically trained singer, pianist, composer, and actress, who’s vibrant and theatrical presence is a naturally occurring phenomenon on stage. Fueled by Jazz, Electronic Music, and Hip-Hop, she finds delight in live-looping her keys and triggering sampled electronic percussion to stack pillars of sound beneath the heart and soul of her vocal performance.

 Currently, Helen-Thea is exploring electronic production in her music and working with local EDM and Hip-Hop producers. She draws on over twenty years of vocal training to sing captivating hooks and tasteful harmonies that color the tracks and introduce blended musical styles. 

Instagram: @htbeatz



Derek Deon is a songwriter, performer, and recording artist based in Ashland, Oregon. Being a producer who enjoys using the studio and the stage as a sonic canva, he enjoys somber, sensuous music, and copious amounts of reverb and delay in his guitar and vocal tones. As a performer born out of DIY ambitions, house venues, and a soft-spot for sappy pop songs, Derek Deon provides audiences with a soulfully vibrant energy that aims to make them swoon. 

Derek Deon's debut LP, Floating in the Backseat While the World Goes by, boasts thematic and polished production, driven by a sense of nostalgia for long drives home in the backseat of his grandparent's car, layered beneath unapologetically blunt feelings of longing, insecurity, possession, and comfort; of romance through the lens of adolescence and novelty.


Studio Chemistry

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Late in the summer of 2017, Derek recruited Helen-Thea to track piano and vocal harmonies on his first single, When We’re Older and Free. Not long after, Helen-Thea left the states for a year to study music and theater abroad in Spain. Shortly after her return home in the summer of 2018, they reconnected musically with duo performances and sets with the Vaughns


On-stage Chemistry