Dennis DelGaudio began his musical career and his association with the guitar at the age of thirteen. As a young, talented, aspiring musician he formulated his first band, Queste and later created his second band, The Blue Scoobies, which performed together for twelve years. He has also recorded and performed with various other solo artists/bands including The Turtles and Peter Noone. Dennis holds a BA in music from Hofstra University. His teachers include Jeff Tillman and Bill Zito in guitar and Joe Rubin in voice.
He has co-written the featured songs for two independent films. “Class of ‘83”, released in the fall of 2004, as well as, “Pope Dreams”, was released in the fall of 2005. He has also co-written and performed for various jingle houses in New York City and most recently co-wrote/performed the theme music for two CNBC shows, “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch” and “Conversations”. He was the lead guitarist in the hit Broadway musical “Movin’ Out” from its inception, throughout its amazing three and a half year run, and is featured on the cast album. In the spring of 2006, he was the Musical Director for the limited engagement/London production of “Movin’ Out” at the Apollo Victoria Theater. Dennis is currently living in Brooklyn and working in the New York City area. He has played guitar in the Broadway productions of “Jersey Boys” and “Grease”. In July of 2008, he performed with Billy Joel for the historic final performances at Shea Stadium, which led to him becoming a member of Billy Joel’s band during his nationwide “Face To Face” tour with Elton John.
Most recently, Dennis has established an independent record label, Young Pals Records International, with his writing partner, Ayhan Sahin. The label released a song and accompanying video for former American Idol star Norman Gentle. The song, “Bitch Slap!” was written, recorded and produced by the duo with Dennis playing all the guitar and bass tracks.