Brian Delaney, originally from St. Louis, MO, has been a fixture in the New York City music scene since moving there in 1994. He is currently the drummer with Melissa Etheridge. Brian has played/recorded with artists of all styles and flavors, including The New York Dolls, Lucy Woodward, Delta Goodrem, David Johansen and the Harry Smiths, Earl Slick, Buster Poindexter, Peter Cincotti, Patti Austin, Michael Brecker, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Wu Tang Clan and many, many others. He has also played with NYC blues legends Bill Sims, Pat Cisarano, Jerry Dugger and Craig Dreyer.
In 2015, Brian collaborated with David Bowie on his highly acclaimed musical, Lazarus.
Brian received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the world-famous University of North Texas, where he played in the renowned Lab Bands. He studied with teaching greats Ed Soph, Robert Schietroma and Ron Fink and was a member of the acclaimed University of North Texas drumline. Since then, he has appeared on and/or produced hundreds of albums, demos, jingles and soundtracks as a drummer/percussionist/composer/producer.
He has played all over the world, including the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Netherlands, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Israel, China, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, and seemingly every city in the US.
He has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Jonathan Ross Show (UK), CanalPlus (France),The Henry Rollins Show (IFC) and Soundstage (PBS).