James Delaney: Keyboards
James Delaney was the keyboard player of choice for most discerning musicians and bands in the rock scene in Dublin in the seventies and eighties. Bands like Stagalee, Rob Strong & the Rockets and the Red Peters blues band were quick to snap up such a precocious and exciting young talent.
His career and reputation hasn’t slowed down any since then and he remains the go-to keyboard player for individuality, creative flair, a great groove, an intimate acquaintance with a wide range of musical styles... all delivered with real panache and ‘character’.
James has been described as ‘eccentric’ by some... a euphemism which covers a lot of territory!
But his focus is always on the music and he generally eschews most modern distractions which aren’t strictly relevant... and which he considers a waste of time... like social media.
He steadily built a reputation over time which did not escape the notice of notable luminaries like Paul Brady, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Henry McCullough, Clannad, The Waterboys, Davy Spillane, Mary Coughlan, Eleanor McEvoy, and Sharon Shannon to name but a few...
James has toured and/or recorded with these and many other fine artistes.
He is also a song writer and has worked as Band Leader in Dublin’s famous Abbey Theatre.