The Guys in the Band
The Benders have a combined musical experience of over 200 years. When out of rehab, and sober, the band struggles to deliver a delicate balance of Rhythm and Blues and Rock & Roll. They have kept audiences awake and in shock from every continent and have won raving reviews from local press on many occasions. The Benders are:
Steve Boultbee - Drums
Formerly of Alcoholics Unanimous and The Barry White Boys. Steve has a unique style that has caused his band mates to consider getting a drum machine but he has a good heart and can lift heavy stuff.
Matt Henderson - Guitar/Vocals
Matt is the only deaf member of the band and has just come off touring with Biff Hitler and the Violent Mood Swings and has worked in the studio with Beast Penis and Captain Crunch & the Cereal Killers. Matt likes to pretend to use several effects pedals; fact is, none of them have batteries in them.
Ron McArthur - Guitar/Vocals
Big Mac, Mac or Macktastic are some of the names Ron has used in the past as a male dancer. He has played guitar for the London Philharmonic and really likes the C chord. Before The Benders Ronny played with Betty is not a Vitamin, and Damn you Peter Pan.
Steve Watkins - Keyboards/Vocals
Lanny lives in a home and has not practiced since 1983; he claims the uncertainty makes him sharper. Touring Jamaica with The Dukes of Hazardous Materials and recently helping out on the latest release from Dicky Retardo has kept him busy. Watch for his new solo project (Four Nurses of the Apocalypse) due out later this year.
Mike Black - Percussion/Vocals
Mike is new to clothing as he was raised as a Mandingo warrior. Sometimes when the spirit moves him he goes back to the ways of the Serengeti. If this happens during the performance please stand back. Mike comes to us from Goldfish Do not Bounce and a short stint as the lead accordionist in Inflatable Grandpa.
Dave Draper - Bass
Dave has returned to the band after being kicked out for not succumbing to peer pressure. After drinking the kool-aid he is back pounding the funk wrench. Dave has worked with Meaty Pants, Psychic Buddhist Gorilla, and Those Darn Accordions and turned down Was I Naked? to rejoin the Benders.
Steve Boultbee: Drummer
Matt Henderson: Guitar vocals
Ron McArthur: Guitar Vocals
Mike Black: Percussion - Vocals
Steve (Lanny) Watkins: Keyboards - Vocals
Dave (Dr. Dra) Draper: Bass
Santana, Doobies, Stones, Motown,Clash, James Brown, Colin james
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 1 - 210 minutes
Our Mission... well we really don't have a mission. We are after all, musicians. A mission would imply ambition, and we all know where that would lead; recording contracts, groupies, parties etc. Nope, we prefer to keep it simple. We'll come to the gig, rock your world,(artistically) and then leave.
stage area of 20 X 20 but we can work with whatever you have
Two 110 volt circuits
We can play any size of stage and make it work. We cannot work in the states as we don't have work visas and don't feel like getting busted for this at the border leaving y'all without a band on the big night.
All Right Now - Free
This Love - Maroon 5
Are You Gonna Go My Way? – Lenny Kravitz
Jenny - Blink 182
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet
Birthday - Beatles
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Stay With Me - Faces
Can't You See – Marshall Tucker Band
Desire – U2
Domino – Van Morrison
Evil Ways - Santana
Feelin' Alright – Joe Cocker / Dave Mason
Don’t Change Horses - Boneshakers
Good Lovin'– Young Rascals
Hard to Handle – Black Crows
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder/Mike McDonald cover
Hush - Kula Shaker
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Sex Machine - James Brown
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
Long Train Runnin' – Doobie Brothers
Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Moondance – Van Morrison
Mustang Sally – The Commitments version
Oye Como Va - Santana
Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band
Rock the Casbah – The Clash
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
Some Kinda Wonderful - Grand Funk
Dani California - RHCP
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Swingtown / Free Ride – Steve Miller / Edgar Winter Group
Taking Care of Business - BTO
Whipping Post – Allman Brothers
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Wild Nights – Van Morrison
Wouldn't Want to be Like You – Alan Parsons Project
Get Ready /Sam & Dave
Ain't too Proud to Beg -Rolling Stones
Plus 100's of others
Available for Your
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