About James Delia ( o}===;;;™
Born in the early ’60s, James Delia was given a guitar at the age of 5 years old. Growing up in the best era of Rock & Roll History his influences were many. From the likes of Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, Van Halen, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughn, ZZ Top, Albert Lee, Danny Gatton, Roy Clark, Jerry Reed and more. At the age of 13 his first pro gig was playing guitar for an Elvis impersonator group.
His passion for music led him into the world of studio production at a young age, working as an audio engineer, arranger and as a music producer for over 30 years.
In the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s, the original groups he was part of were often acclaimed for their musicianship and performances. The most notable groups were Broken Sylense (cir. 1985-87), Theater 99 (cir. 1988-90) and Fragile Jane (cir. 1990-94). In the late 1990s he started touring professionally as a sideman (guitar) for various artists, as well as an audio engineer, and traveled the world. Often called upon by various artists because of his musical mind and ears, as well as knowing how to get the best possible performances from the artists “in the can” or in a live performance.