Ben Deily

Ben Deily

Ben Deily in 2009
Background information
Origin Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Genres Rock, alternative
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, guitarist; advertising copywriter, Associate Creative Director
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1986–present
Labels Taang!, Boss Tuneage
Associated acts The Lemonheads
Varsity Drag

Ben Deily is an American musician and songwriter, most famous as one of the founders, writers and lead singers (along with Evan Dando) of the Boston-based alternative rock band The Lemonheads.

Advertising career

After leaving the Lemonheads to complete his degree in English & American Literature, Ben graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 1994. Since then he has worked in the advertising industry—as a copywriter and as an Associate Creative Director—while living in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Maine.[1] Deily’s work has won several Clio Awards, Addy Awards, inclusion in the Communication Arts Advertising Annual, and other advertising industry honors.

According to The Boston Phoenix, Deily presently lives and works in the Boston area,[2] where he and his wife Lisa Deily frequently perform with their current band, Varsity Drag.[3]

Post-Lemonheads Performances with Evan Dando

Deily's band Varsity Drag has performed with The Lemonheads, sharing a bill with them at New York City's Bowery Ballroom in June, 2009.[4] At the 2010 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, Deily joined Dando on stage for an acoustic performance of several of their early Lemonheads songs.[5]

During 2013, Deily joined the Lemonheads on stage for several shows: first for a single song ("Amazing Grace") in Chicago in April, and then for a short set of songs during a series of dates around New England during July—including the "Outside the Box" festival (where Lemonheads shared a bill with Boston bands Buffalo Tom and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones).[6]

Reported collaboration with Ryan Adam

In September 2012 it was reported in a variety of sources (The Guardian, SPIN, pitchfork, NME) that Ryan Adams would be producing and playing on a Lemonheads “reunion” album of sorts to feature Adams, Deily, Dando and long-time friend and collaborator Juliana Hatfield. [7] Though it seems that some recording was actually accomplished (per posts to Ryan Adams’ Twitter feed, since deleted) no further developments have been reported.


The Lemonheads

Blake Babies


Varsity Drag

as Ben Deily


External links

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