Brian MacLeod (American musician)

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Brian MacLeod (born April 27, 1962) is an American recording drummer and songwriter. He has been a member of Group 87, Wire Train,[1] Toy Matinee, and the "Tuesday Music Club" collective along with Sheryl Crow's acclaimed album Tuesday Night Music Club. MacLeod lives in Southern California.


MacLeod grew up in Sunnyvale, California and attended Fremont High School from 1972 to 1976.[2]

He is a member of The Scrantones, the group credited for performing the theme to the American version of the TV show The Office (set in Scranton, Pennsylvania).[3]

He has performed with many other artists, including Madonna, Leonard Cohen, Tears For Fears, Seal, Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Kevin Gilbert, Jewel, Stevie Nicks, Ziggy Marley, Tina Turner, Roger Waters, Rosanne Cash, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile,[4] The The, John Hiatt, & Grace Slick.[2]

MacLeod's songwriting credits include: "Everyday Is a Winding Road", "Strong Enough", "A Change Would Do You Good", and "Shine Over Babylon" with Sheryl Crow; "Waiting for Love" with Pink; "Under a Cloud" with The Bangles & "Supermodel" from the film Clueless; "Queen of Compromise" with Tears for Fears.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Biography: Wire Train". AllMusic. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "The Musicians". Archived from the original on October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  3. ^ West, Steve. "Office Convention 07: Look-Alikes and the Scrantones". TV Blend. Archived from the original on October 3, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  4. ^ direct, artist. "Exclusive Cover Art and EP Reveal: Adam Zwig's "Stones, Bones, and Skin"". ARTISTdirect. Retrieved October 28, 2019.