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!
Dave has been playing and performing music most of his adult life. His musical tastes have been influenced by family and friends, and groups from Amadeus to Zeppelin. I grew up listening to AM radio and the Pop music of the 60’s & 70’s, but my first musical love is Progressive Rock. He is a self taught bassist and credits his success on the instrument to Mel Bay and a very worn out Boston album.
He has played in several notable CNY area bands, most notably with the Fulton Chain Gang for eight seasons, which let me check-off some bucket list items: recording a CD, performing on an accompanying music video, and opening for national acts on large stages across New York State. His strong high harmonies, solid low bass lines, and energetic stage personality, made me an integral part of the FCG’s sound and show. He also had a brief tour with a CNY show band touring the northeast, and previously played for his church’s Praise & Worship band for over fifteen years. Welcome to Tailor Made Dave!
Derek hails from Memphis, Tn. and currently resides in Orlando 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:
Dakota Jones - Sound Tech
John Traphagen - Light Tech
Dan Dohanich - Stage/Drum Tech
Rick Beattie Stage/Crew
Don Hurteau - Merchandise/Stage Tech
Robbie Benjamin - Sound Tech
Chad Bennett - Sound Tech