Other Percussion, Harmonica.


The Umbrella Men deliver faithfully reproduced power blues rock, rock, funk, pop, soul, and even a little country thrown in for good measure.


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 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


The greatest thing about The Umbrella Men is that each of us have cut our teeth on so many different styles of music. From progressive rock to disco to pop to show tunes, to blues, to classical & orchestral genres. They all meld together as we play these songs paying tribute to these great writers and performers, and bring our skills to bear to make it our own.

Our number one goal when performing is to engage people to have fun and interact with awesome music.

For me personally, I have been influenced by everything from progressive rock, to heavy metal, to hard rock to classical to symphonic rock. Writing from these many genres shaped my style and these lessons have brought me full circle into what I love to perform now, The Umbrella Men.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


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....