SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto, Cello.

ABOUT

The Umbrella Men are a group of professional musicians pursuing a "passion project" to bring the best high energy power blues rock, funk, soul, and FUN to the people. Many of the greatest artists of all time went largely unnoticed by mainstream media. We seek to correct this by engaging the audience into having fun with this material.

Our debut in 2015 played to sold-out crowds. The highlight was the international Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg OH. Attendance was estimated at 15,000.

We are seeking Saturday concerts, either multi-band or openers to get our "brand" out there. We are also interested in weekend gigs where the crowd is appreciative of blues/rock music. We are available for any outdoor (covered stage) events or indoor concerts, poker runs, fairs, or fundraisers for a good cause.

We have a diverse song list covering the best of blues and blues/rock artists both past & present, with a little bit of funk, soul, and rock & roll thrown in for good measure.

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 umbrellamen43@gmail.com

Screen name:
TommyAllan Benjock
Member since:
Oct 25 2009
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Other projects in the works:
1) A female that can bring passion to the stage, own it, and sell it to the people. Sass Jordan, Beth Hart, Janis, Etta James, etc.

2) Multi-keyboardist needed for tribute act that is NOT being done by anyone. We would be automatically included in all the summer events at outdoor amphitheaters.

For more information about these projects, please contact me.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Beginner
Piano:
Beginner
Mandolin:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

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

MUSIC

CALENDAR

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....

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