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 Washington DC based North Jersey native Brian Shanley has been playing drums since age 6 and spent his formative years studying under a variety of NYC and NJ based instructors while performing in regional and state ensembles.  In High School, Brian won the prestigious Modern Drummer Magazine Scholarship and later attended James Madison University.  While studying at JMU, Brian performed in the University jazz and concert ensembles, as well as with several rock bands around town, which lead to Brian sharing the stage with artists such as Maroon 5, Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson.  After moving to the DC area, Brian joined the modern pop rock outfit Honor By August.  Since then, Honor By August has shared the stage in direct support of artists such as Bon Jovi, Third Eye Blind, Hanson, and Peter Frampton amongst many others.  The band is featured to millions on ESPN, MTV, and the E! Networks and has independently released two full-length albums and an EP.  Honor By August tours nationally performing at venues such as The Bowery Ballroom in New York City, The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, Wolf Trap Filene Center in Virginia and headlines the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.  When not on the road or recording with Honor By August, Brian is an active studio session player in DC and NYC, as well as an active clinician and private teacher in the Northern Virginia area.