Dan Bailey Tribe
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Dan Bailey Tribe

Montauk, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Montauk, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Pop Reggae




"GoPro Video of the Day"

Official music video for Dan Bailey's single Nothing to Prove, filmed by School of the World in Costa Rica on 100% GoPro Cameras.

Shot on location in Costa Rica at Playa Hermosa, Playa Escondida, & Playa Jaco. School of the World is a unique learning vacation experience offering courses in Spanish, Surfing, Photography, Yoga and their unique GoPro Film course, all in a beautiful tropical setting and boutique hotel. - GoPro

"Jungle Jam Continues with Sets from Slightly Stoopid, Karl Denson, G. Love and More"

Attendance doubled on day three of Jungle Jam, as reggae-rock headliners Slightly Stoopid brought a diverse crowd—including local Costa Ricans, international surfers, and traveling tourists—to the venue. G. Love and Friends, Dastardly Bastards, a beachfront set with Max Creek, and another late night with Dopapod also rounded out the day’s lineup. In addition, the popular yoga sessions with instructor Andrea Morgan also featured live music by Brett Wilson (Roots of Creation) and Zach Deputy.

G. Love opened his set with a few solo that saw the performer take up guitar, harmonica and a traditional stomp box. The rest of the set featured a number of special guests, incuding soulful vocalist Nicki Bluhm and her bass player Steve Adams, as well as Eli Winderman (Dopapod) on keys for an eclectic version of The Allman Brothers’ “Statesboro Blues.” G. Love also brought out some friends he made while in Costa Rica, including djembe player Dan Bailey—a New York musician who happened to be in the right place at the right time. - JamBands.com

"Make Some Noise: 8 Most Influential Local Music Stars"

We highlight the very best local stars who have helped shape the Hamptons music scene into a vibrant magnet of creativity.

The Soulful Type: Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey was born and raised in the Hamptons, though he differs from much of the incoming crowds to the East End: “I grew up super poor in a really opulent place,” says the soft-spoken singer/songwriter, whose parents were on welfare and lived with a unique pocket of people who included alternative-healing circles and a community of creative artists. He recalls “peeking over the hedges, seeing mansions and people driving fancy cars.”

The leader of Dan Bailey Tribe, whose music he describes as “soulful island surf funk with intoxicating roots rhythms,” chronicled this dichotomy years ago in the song “Peace of the Sun.” He was frustrated with the idea that some people had more money than they’d ever spend, while others—namely his family—were struggling to survive. “The Hamptons is a place where I come from,” says the opening verse of the song, “where everybody’s running to get their peace of the sun—I think that I better run.”

Only recently did Bailey record this song with Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the drums. They performed together last month at the Reyka Solstice Party at The Surf Lodge in Montauk, and the pair is set to release a four-song EP. “The Hamptons is a special part of the world. It’s beautiful—the nature, the beaches, the ocean,” he says. “There’s a lot of life out here, and culture and creative energy. There’s a reason why many of the richest people in the world choose to spend their summers here.”

Read more at http://hamptons-magazine.com/personalities/articles/how-gene-casey-nancy-atlas-and-local-stars-influenced-the-hamptons-music-scene#b4D4xtptl5ymwCbf.99 - Hamptons Magazine

"Bringing Mardi Gras to Bridgehampton"

The Dan Bailey Tribe performs at the Brods's home.

Where's the intersection of New Orleans and the Hamptons? Apparently, it's somewhere in the middle of Jobs Lane in Bridgehampton, at the home of the power publicist Alison Brod and her husband, Andy, who manages private-equity investments.

In 2011, when the HBO series "Entourage" was ending its run, the Brods had just put the finishing touches on a rebuild of their home here, what Ms. Brod describes as an "Aman hotel meets Frank Lloyd Wright." As a sort of housewarming-slash-"Entourage" send off, Ms. Brod decided to throw a big party for the show's creator, Doug Ellin, with whom she went to Tulane.

Of course, she invited a bunch of their classmates and it became a mini-reunion, one she replicated for the third time this summer.And, of course, there was New Orleans-inspired music, courtesy of Dan Bailey Tribe with Mark Rechler. The tunes, said many of the Tulane alumni, were a big part of their college experience. - The Wall Street Journal

"Beats on the Beach - Funk Band Plays Full Moon Festival in Montauk"

"This is by far the best backdrop I've seen for any band ever," said Brooklyn resident Jeremy Manning at Sunday night's Full Moon Festival.

The band was local Hamptons funk group Dan Bailey Tribe; the setting was the oceanside expanse of Gurney's Inn Resort and Spa's new Beach Club, complete with a view of tall, crashing waves (and the surfers riding them), bathed in the light of the full moon. To us, it felt a lot more Caribbean island than Long Island. Or Montauk beach bash meets tribal dance party—thanks to tribal face painting, a large tepee set up for lounging and a drum circle that really got guests dancing.

Maybe it was the hula hoops, the African-Latin fusion music or the bonfire in the sand. Or maybe it was the full moon. "Magical things can happen when there's a full moon," said Caryne Say, who was also visiting Montauk for the weekend from Brooklyn. - The Wall Street Journal

"This Summer’s Hamptons: Sunsets & Music Sets"

“The Surf Lodge, a whitewashed hotel, restaurant and lounge on Fort Pond, now in its second year, draws so many celebrants that before you see the lodge itself, you see its patrons’ cars parked along Edgemere Street.
Sunsets bring performers like Dan Bailey & Living Rhythm and See-I to the Lodge’s sprawling decks, where the bay is the backdrop...” - The New York Times

"Learning the Language of the Drum"

"BEAT MASTER -- Daniel Bailey, lower right, teaching his African drumming class..." "Mr. Bailey, who lives in East Hampton, is an accomplished drummer, guitarist and songwriter, but his connection to the African drum is personal. His mentor was the Grammy Award-winning Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji, a family friend. Mr. Olatunji, who died in 2003, taught Mr. Bailey how to play the djembe when he was 12 years old. It is Mr. Olatunji’s innovative drum language that Mr. Bailey teaches today...." - The New York Times



Rise Wild Stepper

Djambeli: Love Peace Drum

Djambeli: Patience & Power

The Light of One



Dan Bailey Tribe spearheads a movement of soul funk, reggae rhythms and primal drums, inspired by the wanderlust of an endless summer.  Born and raised at the end of an island in New York, this gypset surfer musician expresses Montauk's unique vibe with influences from world travels and his South African heritage.  As a drum master and teacher for over 20 years, he has shared the healing gifts of rhythm with students worldwide.  As an original singer-songwriter and guitarist performing soulful melodies and funky afro-beats, Dan Bailey is recognized as one of the top musicians to come out of the Hamptons.  His band, Dan Bailey Tribe is quickly expanding into the international festival circuit, having just returned from touring festivals and filming for television in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Costa Rica.  The Tribe has recently shared stages with Thievery Corporation, Steel Pulse, Slightly Stoopid, Morgan Heritage and has also opened for Bob Marley's Wailers.

*"Nothing to Prove" music video reaches 100,000 views on YouTube and featured as GoPro Video of the Day!*  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alolqULcTYk

Featured Guests of the Tribe:

  • Chad Smith  (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Bakithi Kumalo  (Paul Simon)
  • Kheswa  (Wyclef's Jean)
  • G. Love
  • Nikki Glaspie (Dumpstaphunk, Nth Power)
  • Bill Smith  (Skatalites)

Opened For:

  • Citizen Cope
  • G. Love
  • Bob Marley's Wailers
  • Papadosio
  • Maxi Priest
  • Culture
  • The South African All Stars


  • Paul McCartney - " I listened to [Rise Wild Stepper] and I liked it.  Nice album.  Keep doing what you're doing!"
  • Chad Smith - "Theyre just really great songs and he's a great musician and people need to check him out."
  • Wyclef Jean - "He's hot!"
  • Howard Stern - "I see what you're doing and I'm listening."
  • Charlie Walk (Republic Records) - "I have decided that Dan Bailey is the coolest guy in the Hamptons. King of the Hamptons!"

Band Members