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Ten Hands (band)

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Ten Hands
OriginDallas, Texas, United States
GenresRock, funk, alternative
Years active1986–present
LabelsESG Records, Slipped Disc, Clubland Records
MembersJ. Paul Slavens
Steve Brand
Gary Muller
"BIG" Al Emert
Mike Dillon
Matt Thompson
Past members
Earl Harvin
Matt Chamberlain
Ed McMahon
Greg Beck
Chris Claridy
Chad Rueffer
Joe Cripps
Pete Wilson

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Ten Hands is a rock band based in Denton, Texas, United States. The band consists of:

  • J. Paul Slavens (keyboards, lead vocals),
  • Steve Brand (guitar, backing vocals),
  • Gary Muller (Chapman stick, backing vocals),
  • Mike Dillon (percussion, backing vocals),
  • Alan Emert (drums, backing vocals).
  • Matt Thompson (drums)

Described as a cross between the jazz-rock-art style of Frank Zappa and the psychedelic punk of the Meat Puppets, Ten Hands had a style that was better appreciated live, more so than in the studio. The late 1980s local scene adored them and the Dallas Observer awarded Ten Hands numerous accolades in 1988-1989.

The band play regularly mid 1980s through 1995 and began playing regular show again in 2014. Ten Hands continues to play, with various lineups, several times a year in the Dallas area.[1][2][3]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Label Image
1988 Kung Fu ... That's What I Like ESG
1989 The Big One Is Coming (live) ESG
1992 Be My Guru Slipped Disc
1993 Jazz For Jerks Clubland
1996 The Big One That Got Away (live) Clubland

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wilonsky, Robert (27 July 2006). "Ten Hands". Dallas Observer.
  2. Smyers, Darryl (24 January 2014). "Paul Slavens Talks Ten Hands Reunion Gig, Possible New Album". Dallas Observer.
  3. Downes, Catherine (8 June 2012). "Paul Slavens Looks Back on a Decade of Ten Hands Press Photos". Dallas Observer.

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