DEFINING 13


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ABOUT DEFINING 13: 

Defining 13 is an original rock band from Upstate NY. Self-described as "Stoner Rock with Attitude," this trio has combined their individual influences to create a musical style of their own. Some of their influences include Black Sabbath, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Label Society, Alice In Chains, and Clutch.

Although all three band members went to high school together, this is the first band they have played in together. In 2015, timing was right and they decided to form Defining 13 with the common goal of writing, recording, and performing original music. They have been doing just that for the past two years. They recorded and released their self-titled debut EP in 2016, and are currently writing material for their second EP, which is scheduled for an early 2018 release.

Defining 13 has been playing throughout the New York area and are looking to play other parts of the east coast, and eventually work their way to the west coast as well. To date, Defining 13 has shared a stage with acts such as Krash Karma, Vajra, Kelen Heller, Elisium, and Texas Hippie Coalition to name a few.

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By Mick Michaels    COSMICK VIEW: Hello    Kevin, Don and Pat   ! Welcome to    The Cosmick View   . Thank you for taking some time out of your day to chat with me, it is greatly appreciated.    CV: Kevin, every band has its own unique way of songwriting. How about you guys? Does the band write as a collective unit or is it more of a singular process for   Defining 13   ?    Kevin Little: We all write together as a three piece, I have lyrics and Don has lyrics so it all fits together.   CV: Don, being a single guitar player in a band offers a lot of room for embellishments. Do you find that because of this, Defining 13’s songs are primarily guitar-base driven? Or do you see the song arrangements giving equal share to each member?   Don Hinshaw: I do see our music as guitar riff driven, however the whole band make the songs what they are. There have been many times I would bring a riff or idea to Kevin and Pat with an idea of how I think it should go, but when we start working things out in practice, Pat and Kevin’s ideas may be different just based on what they may play. Our song “Stoned and Blind” I came in with an idea, and immediately Pats drumming changed how the song was going to go, add to it Kevin’s bass line, it changed everything. Now that song is one of our most popular tunes live! So the dynamic from each of us enhances the entire song.

By Mick Michaels
COSMICK VIEW: Hello Kevin, Don and Pat! Welcome to The Cosmick View. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to chat with me, it is greatly appreciated.

CV: Kevin, every band has its own unique way of songwriting. How about you guys? Does the band write as a collective unit or is it more of a singular process forDefining 13?

Kevin Little: We all write together as a three piece, I have lyrics and Don has lyrics so it all fits together.
CV: Don, being a single guitar player in a band offers a lot of room for embellishments. Do you find that because of this, Defining 13’s songs are primarily guitar-base driven? Or do you see the song arrangements giving equal share to each member?
Don Hinshaw: I do see our music as guitar riff driven, however the whole band make the songs what they are. There have been many times I would bring a riff or idea to Kevin and Pat with an idea of how I think it should go, but when we start working things out in practice, Pat and Kevin’s ideas may be different just based on what they may play. Our song “Stoned and Blind” I came in with an idea, and immediately Pats drumming changed how the song was going to go, add to it Kevin’s bass line, it changed everything. Now that song is one of our most popular tunes live! So the dynamic from each of us enhances the entire song.

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(From Left to Right:
Pat Nadge, Don Hinshaw, Kevin Little)

DEFINING 13 Band Members:

Don Hinshaw - Lead vocals, Guitar
Kevin Little - Bass, Backing vocals
Pat Nadge - Drums, Backing vocals

 

 

 

 

 


UPCOMING SHOWS:

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Help Defining 13 Perform On The West Coast for the First Time!

Defining 13 is in the process of putting together a West Coast Tour via MBM Music. The upstate New York band has recorded a self-titled EP to date and has played dozens of shows throughout the East Coast. Defining 13 has shared a stage with acts such as Krash Karma, Vajra, Kelen Heller, Elisium, and Texas Hippie Coalition to name a few. However, they have never played the West Coast… And every band member has dreamed of playing Los Angeles since they first started playing music when they were teenagers.

Defining 13 is looking to raise money to help with travel expenses (van/gas/motel/food) for their West Coast Tour and have put together 6 different options for contributors who can help them get to the West Coast to perform. Every option comes with a download of their self-titled EP, and additional unique and creative items including homemade Skull Pops and Summer Sausage from Mad Dr. Genius, a song written just for you, and an East Coast performance at a private party or event.

For those of you not familiar with Mad Dr. Genius, this is Kevin Little’s business where he creates, prepares, and sells unique, delicious, and natural treats including a variety of different flavors of Jerky, Skull Pops, and Summer Sausage.

Defining 13 is hoping to tour the West Coast this summer and would like to cover ground between San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. With your help, Defining 13 will be able to make this happen.

As bass player Kevin Little says, “it would be an honor to grace the stomping grounds of our idols, meet our new friends, and expand our musical horizons.

Six GoFundMe Options:

·      $5 Download of the EP
·      $10 - Download of the EP, plus 6 Skull Pops
·      $25 - Download of the EP, plus 6 Skull Pops, and 2 Packages of Summer Sausage (4 oz bags, choice of sweet, spicy, or combo)
·      $100 - Download of the EP, plus 12 Skull Pops, and 4 Packages of Summer Sausage
·      $300 - Download of the EP, plus 6 Skull Pops, and 2 Packages of summer Sausages. In addition Defining 13 will write a custom song just for you.   
·      $600 - Download of the EP, plus 6 Skull Pops, and 2 Summer Sausages. In addition, Defining 13 will perform at your private event (within a 30 mile radius of Cortland, NY)


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