Delaney Blue lives and works in Paris, the city he calls home where he lands in after London and Amsterdam.
Without missing a beat he becomes part of the city's bohemian rock scene of the 80's. His lifestyle and personal taste for all things sleazy leads him to cross paths and work with the seminal NEW YORK figures Johnny Thunders & Stiv
Bators. It takes two to tango they say and right on cue. His long standing friendship and collaboration with Daniel Darc (Taxi Girl) comes to a climax when he writes and co-produces Darc's 'Nijinsky' album produced by Mirwais.
As the 90's wear off, he launches the Pure Sins, a fresh outlet for his new songwriting vistas. The band leaves behind two eponymous albums. Equally at ease in an electric outfit or as singer songwriter in the urban folk tradition. His signing to the Le Maquis label offers him the chance to release a collection of songs ('Stranger in your heart' album) that range from Vegas style epic ballads and power pop with a glam edge to low key acoustic torch songs that play host to a number of musician friends from both sides of the Atlantic.
The following years he concentrates in composing film scores: Fleur Albert's Paris backstreets drug drama 'Stalingrad Lovers' and Panos Koutras' runaway boys social epic 'Xenia', hailed by critics and public 'Xenia' earned him the nomination for best film score of the year.
He is currently putting the final touches on his next album of American 'gospel noir' and 'high lonesome' style songs, 'The Hurting Kind’ release forthcoming in early 2021.
Started in 1998 by Philippe Pierre-Adolphe, Le Maquis quickly became one of the few independant french labels very creative on the international scene. In fifteen years, Le Maquis produced more than 200 albums alternating cult artists, new emerging and talented bands and thematic compilations originals and unreleased. On the catalog, we find artists as important and diverse as Alan Vega, James Chance, Lydia Lunch/Big Sexy Noise, Dee Nasty, The Neon Judgement, Trisomie 21, Hifiklub, Jake Ziah, Delaney Blue, Metropolitan Jazz Affair and anthologies such as Cocktail Molotov (imaginary soundtrack of May 68), Berlin 61-89 Wall of sound (Thirty years of German rock and electronic music), Free Africa (50 years of independant African music) and Cannabissimo (Electro and rap music under influence). 2020 Le Maquis Act II.
After a short period of recovery, the mythical label is making his come-back and publishes three albums on the row, one of them is from the English band Average Sex, the new sensation of British indie rock. Musical resistance goes on…
Créé en 1998 par Philippe Pierre-Adolphe, Le Maquis s’est très vite imposé comme l’un des labels indépendants français les plus créatifs sur la scène internationale. En quinze années, Le Maquis a produit plus de 200 albums alternant artistes cultes, nouveaux groupes émergents et talentueux et compilations thématiques originales et inédites. Au catalogue, on retrouve des artistes aussi importants et diverses que Alan Vega, James Chance, Lydia Lunch/Big Sexy Noise, Dee Nasty, The Neon Judgement, Trisomie 21, Hifiklub, Jake Ziah, Delaney Blue, Metropolitan Jazz Affair et aussi des anthologies comme Cocktail Molotov (bande son imaginaire de Mai 68) Berlin 61-89 Wall of sound (trente ans de rock et de musique électronique allemands), Free Africa (50 ans de musique indépendante africaine) et Cannabissimo (musiques electro et rap sous influence). 2020 Le Maquis Acte II. Après une courte période de convalescence, le label mythique fait son come-back et publie coup sur coup trois albums dont le groupe anglais Average Sex, la nouvelle sensation du rock indie British. La résistance musicale continue…