Born in 1977 in New York, Derek Gruen is a performer and musician. He formally trained as a furniture designer at Parson’s School of Design and often incorporates this skill and aesthetic into his music projects. 

In 2001 Gruen joined Scissor Sisters as the lead guitarist. Performing under the name Del Marquis, he has completed four albums and undertaken four world tours with the band. 

Between 2008 and 2009 Gruen created several EPs under his own name. His collective Slow Knights released its debut album in 2013.


Recent Thoughts


Rather than seeing shame as a negative experience, the song is about embracing unequal terms that are the basis for human relations.


  1. 4 Apr 2013
    Derek Gruen features in a project.