13 HANDS
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13 HANDS

Montclair, New Jersey, United States

Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Solo Alternative Folk

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Feb
28
13 HANDS @ Private Show

None, None, USA

None, None, USA

Nov
19
13 HANDS @ Starseed Yoga

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Nov
12
13 HANDS @ 3 Day Ananda Ashram retreat

Monroe, New York, USA

Monroe, New York, USA

Music

Press


OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FOR THUMBS UP HIGH FIVE - 13 HANDS / NOMADYOGA


This is the new video for 13 HANDS new single, Pepper Mary
Check it out below on YouTube - 13 HANDS / NOMADYOGA


This is the new video for 13 HANDS new single, Pepper Mary
Check it out below on YouTube - 13 HANDS / NOMADYOGA


Daniel McBride is a yoga instructor in Montclair and a world music singer-songwriter who credits his continuing existence to a regimen of Hatha yoga, meditation, chiropractic, sound and vibrational healing, ayurveda, raw food, juicing, Native American shamanism and a soupcon of Tony Robbins -- and yet he somehow manages not to be one of those people.

He calls himself "a rock n' roll yoga Jedi knight," and has won a devoted following for his laid-back instructional style, spiked with humor and finished with a meditative live solo on a pan drum, crystal bowl or Native American flute. (His tall, toned frame, mossy green eyes and a striking resemblance to U2's The Edge probably doesn't hurt his popularity, either)....... - Star Ledger


Russell Brand, actor, comedian – Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him To The Greek

- Celebrity quote


Tonight, 10,000 people will gather in New York's Central Park for the World's Largest Yoga Event, Ever. The free yoga class, which will be taught by acclaimed yogi, Elena Brower, is taking place on the Great Lawn and invites people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels to join.

Hosted by Reggie Watts, this yoga-fest will have live music performances by Buddy Wakefield and Grammy nominee Dalien (a.k.a. 13 Hands).
- That's Fit... thousands of listings on Google


“For a guy who’s on his own and busy teaching yoga and providing PTSD sufferers with relief, this song has more polish to it than most major-label productions. A bit of a DIY Ani DiFranco type, but with a Northwest 90s Pete Seeger fashion sense and not at all political or preachy, 13Hands is a one-man-band out to spread love and joy and peace. “Pepper Mary” encapsulates all that, but in a way that’s crushingly earnest. Not humorless. Not touchy feely. It’s sweet music with wonderful intentions, and in the vein of Sixpence None the Richer, although decidedly secular and ecumenical in where it’s coming from and wanting to go and to whom it’s trying to appeal.”
- Devon Jackson - freelance music journalist, Entertainment Weekly


http://13hands.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Dalien_web.pdf - Natural Awakenings


http://13hands.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Dalien_web.pdf - Natural Awakenings


http://13hands.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/13-HANDS-full-article-2011_web.pdf - The Montclair Times Arts Section


ECA WORLD FITNESS CONFERENCE 2006 - REVIEWS & ATTENDEE EVALUATIONS

"A very passionate and insightful fitness experience!"

"Dalien was the best lecture/presenter I had this weekend. His knowledge and presenting skills are great!"

"Amazing insight into human body and what a great singing voice!"

"The most inspiring presenter of the weekend!"

"Dalien is AWESOME!"

"I was deeply touched by his speaking and his music just amazing."

"Please bring him back next year!!!"

"Dalien is amazing! Great energy, great sense of humor and sense of connectedness with the class!"

"Dalien is gifted and has so much to share - Thank you!"

"A genuine and interesting presenter who really cares and is not afraid to make connections with people."

MONTCLAIR BOARD OF EDUCATION 2007 - PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS

“This was an amazing workshop – very helpful for stress!”

“Great session!”

“Best workshop we have ever had.”

“Awesome workshop, please bring him back for more!”

“The yoga part of the workshop was fantastic and the breathing techniques were very helpful”

“OUTSTANDING”

“Presenter was extremely knowledgeable – learned a lot”

“This gentleman was excellent!”



VARIOUS MUSIC QUOTES

“Where the HELL Have You Been?”
- Keith Shocklee producer/engineer Public Enemy, Paula Adbul, Bel Biv Devoe, Def Jam, Alicia Keyes.

“It’s like completely preposterous that you’re not exposed to the masses - you are brilliant, a fusion of all that I love like tears for fears, primitive radio gods, roxy music, u2, peter gabriel, the fine list goes on, please don't stop, other people like myself need you!”
- Leiah, myspace

“Congrats on song “Deeper…….Good stuff, man!”
- New York Guitar Festival

“I’ve never been so emotional after hearing someone sing….you brought me to tears…thank you.”
- Francesca

“Ode to X- Girlfriends has become my new favorite…Thanks for sharing your music and I’m looking forward to seeing you live!”
- Sheryl

“His music is deep as the sea…with no bullshit – a solitary soldier fighting the battle against ignorance everywhere” - Q

“The best thing I’ve discovered in thus far is Dalien and his 13 Hands…I’m looking forward to hearing more of your music and maybe even some yoga tips!”
- Skye

“A Modern Day Musical Messiah who easily wears the “Rock Star” hat but with a commitment to your lower back”
- The Independent

“Refreshingly intelligent, down to earth and accessible music….Dalien and his brand of “Floyd Met Freud” rock is THE artist to watch for.”
- ECR

“I LOVE YOUR MUSIC
– ITS’ AMAZING!”
- Diana
- Various PRESS, FANS AND CONFERENCES


Discography

Go here to hear the entire catalog
http://13hands.bandcamp.com

Photos

Bio

13 HANDS, aka DALIEN, is an independent, two-time Grammy nominee (in ballot rounds), Professor of Yoga, and PTSD, anxiety, stress reduction expert who has been immersed in many styles of yoga, mind/body education and contemporary/ world music for over 20 years. He's shared his gifts at fitness education conferences, festivals, retreat centers and colleges. Hes had the honor to teach, speak and/or perform alongside The Dali Lama, Jack Kornfield, Gary Null, Seane Corn, RUN DMC, Ani DiFranco, Paula Cole, Laurie Anderson, the late Phoebe Snow, Christine Lavin, Warren Zanes, Krishna Das and many more in various fields across health, music and education. Playing over 20 instruments he creates unique world, healing and contemporary music that draws from Indian, African and Native American Indian music styles and brings an introspective, singer/songwriter vibe ala Damien Rice and David Gray. He shares an inspiring journey of how he cured himself of Crohns disease when he was young which has given him the opportunity to help others with the wisdom and insight he gained. Additionally, he provides innovative sound healing, yoga and empowerment programming to aid in the recovery of post traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

A mesmerizing live performer, he uses multiple looping, sampling, world instrumentation and guitars to create this amazing, interactive backdrop of sound to support his songs, world chant and instrumental music. His pedal board is appropriately called, "the Mothership".
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COLLEGE PROGRAMMING

13 HANDS DE-Stress Fest
a mind, body, stress management / concert event.
2 Time Grammy nominee and Professor of Yoga DALIEN, aka 13 HANDS provides an innovative and inspiring program that focuses on reduced stress, anxiety, improved sleep and general health! Its a powerfully relaxing and inspirational health education and music experience!

Applications: Perfect for exam preparation, new student orientation, music education, social work/therapy departments, cultural, entrepreneur, SGA, fraternities, sororities and organizations that want to provide healthy lifestyle / stress reduction programming for student populations and staff.

13 HANDS DE Stress Fest Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr6upZEPICY

13 HANDS has presented at colleges, festivals and conferences alongside internationally known artists, authors, spiritual leaders and educators such as;
The Dali Lama, Gary Null, Run DMC, Ani DiFranco, Seane Corn, Laurie Anderson, Krishna Das,
Paula Cole and more!
http://13hands.com

TO BOOK THIS PROGRAM:
COLLEGE BOOKINGS:
G.G. Greg Agency / PR
Phone: 440-266-1732 / 800-901-8485
Fax: 440-266-1735

G. G. Greg - CEO,
gggregagy@aol.com
Lori Bowman- V.P.,
loribowman@aol.com

Band Members