Sing any song from jazz to R&B to pop. Either solo with instrumental music, or with live band.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
Tim Martin Benson is a Chicago based artist whose inspiration comes from all genres of music. Fitting no traditional musical mold, Benson’s characterizations are as uncertain as the age he began to sing. As a child he was not allowed to listen to Hip Hop or R&B, growing up on mainly Pop and Soul. His first love was Rock and Roll, but since his relationship with R&B began in high school, there has been no looking back.
Benson first realized that he wanted to pursue a career in music in grade school. Later as he became influenced by the likes of New Edition, Jodeci and Boyz II Men, his interest in music grew. After hearing Tevin Campbell’s, “Stand Out”, featured on the film, A Goofy Movie, his desire to become famous was born. Benson now finds singing as a form of expression that is of no comparison to anything else that he knows; it is his identity.
In high school, the group TriEnd was formed. TriEnd is comprised of Benson, along with his two brothers Aaron and Mathew. TriEnd can be described as old school doo-wop with an R&B and pop influence. In 2007, the group took 2nd place at the Showtime At The Apollo in Harlem, New York. Later that year, TriEnd begain recording with the Insomniax, comprised of Emile Ghantous and Erik Nelson.
In 2008, Benson began working on a solo album Formula with the Insomniax. His individual vocal performance has been compared to Ralph Tresvant from New Edition and Case. Benson hopes to reach the level of success of the aforementioned artists with a style that is his own. Although he plans to continue recording with TriEnd, he believes that he has his own individual message to portray.
Inbedded in his musical ideology is the desire to reintroduce the “heart-felt love song”. According to Benson, love is his strongest emotion, and there is an absence of heart-felt emotional appeal in music and lyrics today.
microphone and speakers (if you have) if not will provide them
24 Verified Bookings
Recent review: It's a month after our anniversary event and the compliments keep rolling in for Michael Joseph!…
4 Verified Bookings
Recent review: Special K did an excellent job! My family and friends are still talking about her performance.…
1 Verified Booking
Nikita Nichelle is a captivating constellation of vocal and instrumental artistry. Her vast repertoire, performed…
Grand Rapids, MI
124 miles from Chicago
24 Verified Bookings
Recent review: Dylan was on time, ready to go, and very talented. We thoroughly enjoyed his performance. He…