Sunflower South is Duffstuff Records’ premier female vocal group. Their sound appeals to a wide range of music lovers. Sunflower South mixes the style of natural acoustic soul with inspiring lyrics and easy listening grooves. Watch for their debut single; “Hold me up”, which will be released early summer 2021.
Shanna Wylie delivers a sweet soulful yet universal vocal tone. Shanna is no stranger to the major music industry; as her talents landed her a solo record on the “Waiting to exhale”(starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett) major motion picture soundtrack. At the age of 15; Shanna Wylie was discovered by Superstar; Whitney Houston; then exclusively signed to Whitney Houston’s Management company (Nippy entertainment). Shanna is currently focused on her new inspirational music career!
Derek DeGrate is a world renowned songwriter/recording artist/music producer. Derek recently put his solo career on hold to focus on songwriting and production.
Derek DeGrate is an American National and International inspirational songwriter, vocalist and musician;. Derek DeGrate serves as CEO of his own record label; DuffStuff Records (which got its name from the childhood nickname of Derek DeGrate; "Duff". Derek DeGrate has one Son. Derek DeGrate was born into a musical family; which his two brothers are part of the multi-platinum R&B vocal group; JODECI and Father is a world renowned gospel artist; who also pioneered contemporary gospel music television with a show titled: "Right on"; in the early 70's under Pat Robertson's 700 club.
From 1992–1997 Derek DeGrate was a member of the gospel trio; Don DeGrate and strong tower, (which were signed to the major label; Homeland Records (a division of Word Records) which Derek served as tenor vocalist and songwriter for the group. During the 5 years Derek worked with the group; the group released 4 studio albums; titled "I'm going on", "Sold out", I just wanna testify" and "Transformed". Within those 4 albums; Derek DeGrate wrote nine songs for the group. Derek DeGrate has been featured with Don DeGrate and Strong Tower in the popular world-wide televised video of Bill and Gloria Gaither; Homecoming video; "Revival"; Which still airs today on TBN and PBS. Apart from his vocal and songwriting work, Derek DeGrate has also been credited on several music projects as Bass Guitarist and Bass composer (including a Bass guitar composition on JODECI's "The show-the afterparty-the hotel" 1994 album and the Motion picture Movie Soundtrack; "strictly business" (which the movie starred Halle Barry and Tommy Davidson). between the years 2002–2014 Derek DeGrate released three solo contemporary gospel/christian solo albums; "The Other Brother", "The other brother part 2 and "Moving forward" (which were released on his own label; DuffStuff records.