Tink Bennett & Tailor Made have been performing and opening for national acts in the Central New York area and beyond for over 30 years! Each musician brings a career of professional performing, recording and entertaining experience to every show! They have opened for Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Josh Thompson, Sammy Kershaw and Molly Hatchett, to name only a few.
Tailor Made is available for any occasion that requires professional entertainment.
The founder of the group, Tink has been performing professionally for over 30 years! with experience in Rock and Roll, Blues, Country and more, Tink is a seasoned performer who knows his way around the guitar! Tink has fronted popular Central NY bands such as "Vengence", "Mason Dixon", "Full Circle" and, since 1992, "Tailor Made"! He is also an excellent front man, and sometimes even the band is surprised with what happens next!
"Kinetic energy personified" best describes multi-talented entertainer (singer/songwriter/actor/musician/comedian/showman) Billy Golicki.
A professional performer since his youth, Billy started his career by traveling the U.S. touring with the production company Young American Showcase,where he learned the art of entertainment. Billy soon followed his calling to Nashville,Tn and then on to Texas,where he became an integral member of the long running, successful, musical/comedy act Texas The Band, along with former band mate and Americas Got Talent winner, ventriloquist Terry Fator.
A favorite on state fair circuit,Texas the band released 5 albums, and appeared on stage with artists such as Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban,and The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. The band was also featured on CBS's Hot Country Nights, and received numerous awards such as the Texas Jukebox Operators " Rising Star of Texas" award, Independent Country Radio's "Entertainer of the Year" and "Album of the Year" awards, and the Texas Songwriters "Grand Prize Winner" award.
Derek hails from Memphis, Tn. and currently resides in Tampa Florida! He is a graduate of Central Washington University, with a degree in music education. He is a multi instrumentalist, vocalist, professional performer and song writer. Derek launched his career with all time greats, Al Green, Elvis Presley, Rufus Thomas, AL Jarreau, and Denyse Pearson with performances at the Kennedy Center. Derek comes with 25 years of experience with Classic Rock, Jazz, R&B and Soul. Derek is "Tailor Made" for Tailor Made!
Chris hails from Vestal , NY and has a strong history full of energy, drumming for classic rock and variety groups. Recent projects include the rock band "Highline", performing in the southern tier of NY state! Chris brings that rock and roll energy that is vital to the band\s heartbeat into the mix! Please welcome him as our new drummer and come out and see him live!
Tailor Made is fortunate to have several professional members of our road crew, full and part time: They are:
Dimitri Cosimo - Sound Tech
Rick Hotaling - Light Tech
Don Hurteau - Merchandise/Stage Tech
Sam Honig - Sound Tech
Robbie Benjamin - Sound Tech
Chad Bennett - Sound Tech