|Birth name||Derek Gruen|
|Also known as||Del Marquis|
August 31, 1977 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Disco, alternative, pop|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar, keytar, guitar synth, vocals, organ, synthesiser, electric piano|
|Associated acts||Scissor Sisters|
Born in New York City, he was introduced to the Scissor Sisters in 2001 at the insistence of a friend who, at the time, was dating Jake Shears. He originally dismissed the band when he first saw them perform at The Cock, a New York City gay bar. His subsequent membership of the Scissor Sisters is mainly due to his late reappraisal, and is primarily owed to his reply to the band's advertisement in a newspaper for a guitarist.
On Halloween 2008, he began releasing solo material, starting with the song "Hot House Shadow," only available with a digital film from his official site. The video was made by Embryoroom, the same team who made Kuvaputki. Further to this, on November 6 it was announced that Del was to digitally release a series of solo EPs, with one to be released the first Tuesday of every month from December 2008 to April 2009. These will contain collaborations with Joan As Police Woman and Basement Jaxx. The first EP, titled "Hothouse," was released on December 2. The "Runaround" EP will be released in September 2009,[dated info] and includes remixes from Baron von Luxxury and Lifelike.
Del appeared as a guest vocalist and guitarist on the October 2009 single "I'll Sing Like Billy MacKenzie in Heaven" by Portland, OR electronic pop group Microfilm.
- Scissor Sisters, Ana Matronic, Jake Shears, Del Marquis, BabyDaddy & Paddy Boom (2004-11-27). We Are Scissor Sisters... And So Are You (DVD). Brighton Dome: Umvd Labels.
-  IMDB listing for Kuvaputki
-  Video page of Del's official site.
- "Scissor Sister Del Marquis to Release Solo EPs"
- "Forty under 40: Entertainment". The Advocate. 1 June 2009.
- Scissor Sisters Message Board
- Official Myspace Page
- Official Scissor Sisters Site
- Del Marquis at the Internet Movie Database
- Underground Illusion - The Ultimate Scissor Sisters Database
- Embryoroom Official Site