ABOUT The Brian Drux Project

UNCONVENTIONAL BEGINNINGS

In the 70’s and 80’s Brian played in a few successful bands, regularly playing around the NYC area circuit sharing the stage with notable acts such as Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis and the News and Clarence Clemmons. He also appeared on National Television and had songs in the motion pictures Critters and Quite Cool, but soon life took a turn and Brian focused on his non musical career and family life.

 

Now with his children grown, Brian is now back at it with new fervor and life experience creating amazing music with his band of all star musicians. If you would like to hear the story of how exactly Brian made the transition from Dad to Rocker in his own words, connect with us on Facebook Messenger.

BRIAN DRUX

The 70’s and 80’s were such great time to be exposed to music. This was before Classic Rock was old enough to be classic. I consider myself lucky to have grown up during this time, and to have been exposed to such a wide range of influences. From the rock grit of The Stones and Tom Petty, to the R&B grooves of Ike and Tina Turner and Sly and the Family Stone, to the soulful vocals of Al Green and Curtis Mayfield, these were the records I cut my teeth on.  They continue to inspire me and my music today. I believe I have put together a project that pays homage to my roots while retaining my own sound.

LONG ROAD ALBUM CREDITS

Long Road is The Brian Drux Project’s most recent album. To learn more about the album or to purchase click here.

Ron Saint Germain: Producer

Ron’s work has amassed over 100 gold and platinum awards, selling well over a quarter billion units, garnering 19 Grammy nominations with 14 wins and numerous American Music and MTV Awards for the artists he has worked with. He’s also mixed live and recorded in venues from CBGB’s to the 1980 Winter Olympics, Ronald Reagan’s Inauguration Ceremonies and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 

He has had over 30 number 1 dance remixes (many with mixing partner Francois Kevorkian) such as “Hot Hot Hot!!!” and “Why Can’t I Be You?” from the album Galore by The Cure, “Lucky in Love” and “Just Another Night” from the album She’s the Boss by Mick Jagger, “Solid” from the album Solid by Ashford & Simpson.

 

Among some of the most notable artists he has worked with are Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Ashford & Simpson, Mick Jagger, U2, Muse, Bad Brains, Living Colour, 311, Tool, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, Creed, The Cure, Ziggy Marley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foreigner, Kraftwerk, Duran Duran, Nels Cline, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Jackie McLean, Ben Goldberg, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, The Last Poets and numerous others.

Mike “Metal” Goldberg: Producer

“Mike mixed Johnny Winter’s last record “”Step Back”” which won a Grammy for Best Blues Album 2014.

 

He has also worked with Aerosmith, Ritchie Blackmore, Leslie West, Doro Pesch, Glenn Hughes, Slash, Dee Snider, Jonny Lang, Hugh Mccracken, George Small and Jack Douglas.

Joe Gaswirt: Mastering

Known for digitally remastering hundreds of CDs for famous artists, including the Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Helen Reddy, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Blues Brothers, and Yes. His remasters have been critically acclaimed.

Steve Kolakowsky: assistant engineer

Brian Drux: Guitar/ Vocals

All songs on the record are written by Brian.

Brian Dunne: Drums

Drums on Modern Day, Simple Things, Shine and Ship Has Sailed.

 

As the drummer for Hall & Oates for the last 7 years, Brian has toured the world and appears regularly on Daryl’s House, recording shows with Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Sammy Hagar, Aloe Blac, Gavin Degraw, Cheap Trick, Todd Rundgren, Amos Lee and others.

 

Brian endorses: D.W. drums, Evans, Sabian and Vic Firth

 

http://www.briandunnedrums.com/about.html

David Anthony: Drums

Drums on Heartbeat, Long Road, With These Two Hands, Darkness, BAM, Where Did We Go Wrong

 

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Dave began his percussion career working on classical projects with Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) and on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, “Movin’ Out.” Dave has performed also performed with Jackie DeShannon, Patty Smyth (Scandal), John Popper (Blues Traveler), John Waite (Bad English), Debbie Gibson (solo artist / songwriter), Joan Osborne, Darlene Love, Dennis Deyoung and Billy Joel,. Showing his versatility, Dave is the Drummer on The Weeklings first album, The LP’s, The Motor City Revue Dave lives with his lovely wife Patty and three daughters in Northern New Jersey. In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family.

Gregg Hollister: Bass

(bassist, vocalist and songwriter)
Has toured recorded or performed with Al Kooper Richie Havens Ron Dante Tommy James The Rockspurs Paul Schaefer Max Weinberg Bernard Purdie Phoebe Snow Ian Hunter Ticco Torres Joey D Vicki Sue Robinson Anthem Masayoshi Takanaka Terry Silverlight Ben E. King  Cory Daye Tom Verlaine Paul Schaefer Richard Lloyd to name a few.

 

Gregg has been procured to work with producers such as Ron Saint Germain Andrew Loog Oldham Stan Vincent Ron Dante Tommy Mottola Al Kooper Jimmy Wisner Gerry Thomas Terry Knight and others.

 

Commercial work includes jingles such as Sony Kodak Budweiser Lifesavers Mars Candy Club Med Yamaha Motorcycles GM Ciba Geigy Schering Plough and Hertz.

 

Tv and film work includes work for PBS the made for TV CBS documentary Julissas Hands (the craigs list killer) movie work such as the Bad Lieutenant and the Driller Killer with Joe Delia/Abel Ferrar and countless musical projects supplying background vocals including Austin Powers movie trailers and Grownups with John Stamos.

 

Gregg has been signed to and recorded on numerous record labels such as Anthem on Buddah, The Rockspurs on Djm The Daryl Canada Project Atlantic Illogical Poetry Midlantic Future Band Laurie Roulette Sony Japan Eastworld Spring Records Saint Clair Our Fathers Music Business Cameo Parkway and RCA.

 

Current solo projects include independent projects watching the time go no turning back Take No Prisoners (Marco De Sade) Trax Live (Daryl Canada Project) Gregg D. Hollister greatest hits and Under the Covers Hollister and Friends with a new project in the works.

 

https://soundcloud.com/ashleki https://www.facebook.com/Hollister-and-Friends-297845020313680/

Benny Harrison: Piano, Hammond, Mellotron, Keyboards

LUES DELUXE and CAN’T FIND MY WAY HOME…Joe Bonamassa

LIVE AT THE BITTER END….Tommy James and the Shondells

THE VIEW w Kristen Chenowith

AOL CONCERTS LIVE..Kristen Chenowith

HBO Around the World in a Day w/ Robert Wuhl

Benny has performed with Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Corey Glover, Will Calhoun, Carmine Appice, Joe Lynn Turner, Peter Criss, John Fogerty, Rick James, Flavor Flav, Tommy James, Simon Kirke, Bernard Purdie, Will Lee, Brian Dunn, Paul Shaffer, JJ French, Bernie Williams, John Stamos, Rob Papparozzi, Ronnie Spector, Nick Jonas, Hiram Bullock, Micheal Cartellone, Kenny Aronoff, Jerry Shirley, Charley Drayton, James Genus, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson…..

Jimmy Leahey: Guitars

http://www.jimmyleahey.com

Dennis Collins: Backgrounds vocals

As a much in demand singer, Dennis Collins has recorded and performed with other great artists such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Patti Austin, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, George Benson, Celine Dion, David Bowie, Al Jarreau, Billy Joel, Sting, Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Marc Cohn, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Blue Man Group, and many others. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/little-ghetto-boy-single/405164494 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/every-soldier-has-one-prayer/285026182 https://itunes.apple.com/tt/album/island-life-a-pina-colada-collection/336936729

Curtis King Jr.: Background vocals

https://www.curtiskingmusic.com/

Joe Delia: Piano

So far, Joe Delia has two gold records and one platinum.  He is known internationally for his blazing blues piano onstage and his more than 30 feature film scores.

 

After being one of the first Muppets on the Ed Sullivan Show, Delia was signed to RCA Records in his early teens with the legendary Sid Bernstein as his manager.  From there he leapt straight into success in the studios of New York City, writing, producing, and playing with such varied artists as Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, The Crystals, Chuck Berry, Little Eva, The Isley Brothers, Phoebe Snow, Pat Benatar, The Left Banke, Cory Daye, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Bellson, Grace Slick, Paul Hipp, and Dave Edmonds.  Outside the studios, he has played live with Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Delbert McClinton and Chad Smith.  Delia has also partnered on albums and tours with Kim Larsen, David Johansen, Richard Belzer, and Max Weinberg.

 

Joe has scored numerous documentaries and 30 feature films, including classics “Ms 45”, “Bad Lieutenant”, “No Looking Back”, and “King of New York” with Chris Walken, Harvey Keitel, Madonna, Jon Bon Jovi, and Patti Scialfa, among others.  The current list is at Internet Movie Database https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0217137/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

Joe regularly plays live, sometimes in Europe but mostly in the Hamptons, Rockland and New Jersey and is currently scoring a film for an Abel Ferrara film with Willem DeFoe.

Frank Elmo: Saxophone

Bob Ferrel: Trombone

Vinnie Cutro: Trumpet

Ada Dyer: Background vocals

Brenda White-King: Background vocals

Dave Eggar: Cello

Jonathan Yudkin: Strings