If you appreciate seasoned musicianship, classic country, 70's rock, modern country and pop music done acoustically, this is what I do. A full band is easy for me to arrange along with studio grade musicianship.
As a Nashville recording artist and songwriter, I have spent my career honing my craft of live performing and picking songs that touch people. Learning a special song or two is customary and welcome.
We provide our own proprietary sound system to ensure a quality show.
Nom. for "BREAKTHROUGH COUNTRY ARTIST - 2018 by New Music Weekly
Nom. for "BEST NEW COUNTRY ARTIST - 2017" by New Music Weekly
Notable Original Songs "Drive Forever", "Girlfriend No. 2" "Giving Up My Ground"
Brian was wonderful! He began by playing his guitar and singing thru the appetizer and dinner portion of the evening. He was attentive to the time and made our announcements as needed. When the dance party started he turned up the music engaging the crowd. I appreciated his patience with the grandkids, the teenagers and Spencer who wanted to DJ with him. He was so kind and gracious. I would highly recommend him.
Great performance...perfect for our chill restaurant environment!
Price Range: ask for quote
Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Upon request
What to Expect
Over the years, I have discovered that the purest form of entertainment is keeping it simple. To me this means, a good song and an acoustic guitar. We don't have to be loud to be effective. We make people comfortable by engaging with them, and playing songs they know and cherish. We stay current and love to learn a special song for your occasion.
With my seasoned Chet Atkins style guitarist by side, we cover the range of classic country and rock to the modern scene of country and pop music. Think Neil Young, Willie Nelson, The Who, Tom Petty followed by Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt.
When people think acoustic, we can do a John Denver tune, but think more like the energy of Ed Sheeran that is more danceable and rhythmically driven. Brian is a multi-instrumentalist and his passion for drums comes out in all that he plays, especially on acoustic guitar , his favorite.
When is comes to big stages and larger crowds, the acoustic/electric duo is often very effective but there are times our clients want a full drum driven show and we are happy to deliver as needed.
Brian Lee Bender is on the rise, blending his classic rock and pop infused sounds into modern country. Like most artists he got his start covering other artists learning multiple instruments, licks and the art of delivering a well crafted song. Realizing that he was born to create songs and sounds, he began releasing original works and has since published 50 original songs, 3 full length CD's, 1 EP and has appeared on 2 compilation CD's
“I look to make something honest and relatable, universal and worthy of someone’s time,” Brian says. “I feel that those who are dedicated to their craft, who are good people at heart, and who use their gifts to make someone’s day better are those who have influenced me most. That said, there is a ton of good music out there in many genres. To be fair, I just give credit to musical goodness – as in I know it when I hear it.
His performing style is inviting, fun, energetic, and effective at creating something timeless. He always seems to find the magic in playing live. For him it’s all about responding to the crowd. He is a fearless performer and takes risks to get the crowd on his side. Because of this, Brian isn’t picky about his stage or audience. The best venue, he says, is one with music lovers and a sound guy.
Brian’s personality is just as inviting and engaging as his music. His sincerity shines through in his casual conversation just as much as his lyrics. Aside from touring, Brian’s hobbies include tennis, yoga, cross fit, family time, and traveling. He is a proud father and uncle and considers family time a big part of staying healthy.
"There is no better experience than to connect with somebody you have never met over a song you wrote". In this pursuit, you meet and share time with perfect strangers who become blessings in your life, whether they are fans, studio musicians, people working behind the scenes, its all good.
"Ultimately my music should make you feel good, think a little or simply want to crank it up and sing along”. Together we look to make a unforgettable memory, because of music and people in the room.
“Brian is truly an artist with his own unique style that transcends across multi genres,” says Grammy® nominated producer and label president Dave Moody. “His songwriting is catchy and he has a unique way of wrapping his phrases around a memorable melody.”
Additional Booking Notes
For local shows, we provide a turnkey system of sound and stage lights to deliver up to 3 hours of music with 2 - 20 minute breaks. Additional performance time can be included for an additional fee.
We require reliable power, shade if its a really hot day, water and restrooms.
For sets on multi act shows, we will have our own equipment but require a house PA and engineer to be provided by others along with a stage and lights.
For Duo Act/on 3rd party stages, we require 6 XLR inputs, 2 monitor speakers, 2 mic stands, 2 Shure SM58's mics and 2 SM57 mics for guitar cabinets.
For travel related costs and shipping etc, we may have additional costs or needs priced accordingly.
Past Booked Events
|June 23, 2018 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|March 23, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Concert|
Forever Amen - Randy Travis
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Someday - Brian Lee Bender
Yodelehee - Brian Lee Bender
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Farewell My Love - Brian Lee Bender
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.
Girlfriend No. 2 - Brian Lee Bender
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Act Naturally - Buck Owens
The Games People Play - Joe South
Open Your Heart - Brian Lee Bender
Silver Wings - Merle Haggard
Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard
Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain - Willie Nelson
On The Road Again - Willie Nelson
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Healing Time - John Denver
Country Roads - John Denver
Hey Good Looking - Hank Williams
Mind Your Own Business - Hank Williams
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Don't Rock The Jukebox - Alan Jackson
The Cowboy Rides Away - George Strait
My Maria - Brooks And Dunn
Old Man - Neil Young
Needle And The Damage Done - Neil Young
Cowgirl In The Sand - Neil Young
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Simple Man - Lynard Skynard
Freebird - Lynard Skynard
Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
Horse With No Name - America
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Shooting Star - Bad Company
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Squeeze Box - The Who
I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
From The Beginning - Crosby Stills Nash
Giving Up My Ground - Brian Lee Bender
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not - Thompson Square
Buy Me A Boat - Chris Janson
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Yellow - Coldplay
Always Be Here - Brian Lee Bender
Wanna Be That Song - Bret Eldredge
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Mercy - Brett Young
Holy - Florida Georgia Line
Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
House Party - Sam Hunt
That's My Kind Of Night - Luke Bryan
Set Three (Country Artist Originals)
Touched By The Music - Brian Lee Bender
A Real Man - Brian Lee Bender
We Go Back - Brian Lee Bender
I'm Here To Party With You - Brian Lee Bender
Country Is My Bible - Brian Lee Bender
Around The Bend - Brian Lee Bender
Thank You For My Life - Brian Lee Bender
Better Days - Brian Lee Bender
Change Me - Brian Lee Bender
Sunshine - Brian Lee Bender
One Big Song Away - Brian Lee Bender
This Song - Brian Lee Bender
Freedom USA - Brian Lee Bender
Don't Need A Hat (to be a cowboy) Brian Lee Bender
Drive Forever - Brian Lee Bender
Lonely - Brian Lee Bender
She's My Speed - Brian Lee Bender
Good Time Girl - Brian Lee Bender
Fool For Love - Brian Lee Bender
See The Light - Brian Lee Bender
This Night - Brian Lee Bender
God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood
Star Spangled Banner
Influences & Inspiration
Florida Georgia Line
The Doobie Brothers
The Rolling Stones
Brooks and Dunn
Hank Williams Sr.
Hank Williams Jr.
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