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
Caleb Lazenby - Lead and Rhythm guitars, Lead and Backing Vocals
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 is no stranger to Tailor Made. From playing gigs with the band Since 2012, 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!
- 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. and currently resides in Lousville Kentucky! 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
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!
Caleb Lazenby- A graduate of the prestigious Ithaca College school of music, Caleb is a natural at performing. Covering rhythm and lead guitars as well as lead and backing vocals, Caleb adds that youthful energy and talent to raise the energy level even higher! With a solo CD under his belt, Caleb is now adding to the great Tailor Made
lineup to make every show awesome!
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. Robbie has a great deal of experience at sound and lighting, and aside from being a schooled sound tech, he also works for the Clemens Center in Elmira NY as a sound and light production technician for national acts!
Chris Spadolini - Chris is a multi-talented guy who handles our light show, stage manager duties and even drum tech+! He is a great drummer, and also gigs with NY Rock, a popular rock band from CNY! Chris also handles video and photo production with the group and is just a great addition to our technical crew!