Tailor Made Musicians!
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.
Here is our current lineup:
"Tink" Bennett- Lead Vocals, Lead Guitars
Chad Bennett - Drums and Percussion
Mike McMullin - Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar
Derek Gasque'- Keyboards and Vocals
*NEW* Dan Kahn - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitars *NEW*
Lets Meet "Tailor Made":
"Tink" Bennett - 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!
Chad Bennett- Chad is no stranger to Tailor Made. From playing gigs with the band on many occasions to mastering the sound board, Chad knows his way around! A graduate of the SUNY Oswego School of Music, he is versed is many different percussion styles as well as being adept at live sound and recording engineering. Along with Mike McMullin, Chad will make sure that the Tailor Made rhythm section remains as "tight" as ever!
Mike McMullin - A veteran of the Central New York music scene for over 30 years, Mike has honed his vocals and his Bass playing skills in such groups as; Hired Gun, The Kentucky Road Band, The Essentials, Aiken Heart & most recently The North of Nashville Band. Mike is a lead vocalist as well as a great harmony singer, and will assure the Tailor Made tradition of three strong vocals up front continues for a long time to come!
Derek Gasque'- Derek hails from Memphis,
Tn. 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
Derek is "Tailor Made" for Tailor Made!
Dan Kahn - Having just moved from the Bay Area California to Syracuse New York, Dan joins the ranks of Tailor Made. Dan grew up in the third-wave reggae/ska/punk scene of the New Jersey Shore, where he played guitar and sang with his band in the legendary concert venues of Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen, such as The Stone Pony. As an engineer by day and musician by night, Dan studied at both The Peabody Institute and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he directed a collegiate award winning men's a Capella group. Dan's young blood and arranging abilities bring a new injection of youth to Tailor Made that we know our fans are going to love!
OUR ROAD CREW:
Robbie Benjamin - Robbie is our sound technician and road crew manager. Robbie makes sure that great Tailor Made sound is provided at each and every show.
Don Hurteau - Don is our lighting technician and stage hand. He helps make sure the show is a visual as well as an audio experience!