Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard.


The Umbrella Men are officially on hiatus for the 2019 season, or until such time as we find a capable, seriously skilled, and dedicated vocalist that can faithfully reproduce power blues rock like Gary Moore, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Joe Bonamassa, and the like.

We are also looking for a top-notch keyboardist and/or rhythm guitarist that knows slide, that is down with blues, rock, and soul classics. We are looking for sincere and solid players that are NOT in other bands. The entire year of 2018 was wasted on people that acted dedicated, and let us down in the end. This is a concert act and we book well in advance of gigs. We simply cannot have to cancel a concert for your gig with your disco act or dance band. We all work full time during the week, so this is NOT an income producing act. If you need livable income off of a band, keep looking. If you fit the requirements listed above, email us. We rehearse in south suburbs, 8 miles south of the Turnpike. Contact

History of The Umbrella Men:
Our debut in 2016 was a sold-out success. We have played a vast array of places from the shores of Lake Erie to Canton. The highlight was the international Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg OH. Attendance was estimated at 15,000.

We are seeking concerts and weekend gigs where we can interact with the audience, engaging them to have fun with this material. We are available for any outdoor (covered stage) events or indoor bars or concerts, poker runs, fairs, special events, private parties, or fundraisers for a good cause.

We are based in the Akron/Cleveland area of Northeast Ohio. If you wish to hire The Umbrella Men for an event, please email me at the email above or

Screen name:
TommyAllan Benjock
Member since:
Oct 25 2009
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


I have been influenced in the beginning by progressive rock from across the pond (Yes, Genesis, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, UK, Bruford Band) to the newer symphonic prog rock out there, (Nightwish, Kamelot, etc). But really everything from every genre across every decade shaped my style. It is said that we as musicians never create anything. The music is already out there. We are merely the receptacle that lets it in, and translates it for all to hear and enjoy.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:
Background Singer:


Sonor Force 2007, Spaun Zebrawood Snare, Zildjian, Paiste, & Sabian cymbals, Assorted tuned & untuned percussion devices.



Past Events

Umbrella Men will land upon Fire & Ice on Triplett Blvd. in Akron Ohio THIS Saturday the 26th. We start at 9:30. Come on down, bring the family, friends, guests, your neighbor, your dog, your gardener, and anyone named Phil.... Let's BLOW this place UP....