Winner of 2016 Jack Richardson Award for "Fan Favorite - Best Cover Rock Band"
Nominated for 2015 Jack Richardson Award for "Best Cover Rock Band"
Winner of 2014 London Music Award
Nominated for 2013 London Music Award
Formed on December 28th, 2008 by Jim McCormick
Bender has opened for such acts:
Matthew Good Band
Our Lady Peace
Canadian Rock Legends Moxy
Hotel California (Worlds #1 Award Winning Eagles Tribute Band)
Bender opened for Our Lady Peace in Toronto for the 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup.
Bender is a London, Ont. based band that plays Classic 70's & 80's Rock. Known for their exciting stage show that boasts lasers, smoke machines and high energy - the band has become increasingly popular having played 62 performances in 52 weeks in 2014 alone.
Playing all the A-List Venues in SW Ontario including such as Riffs Music Lounge (Woodstock), Gables In The Bend (2012 - present), Eastside Bar (London), London Music Club, Norma Jeans (London), Stonewalls (Hamilton), Dawghouse Pub (London), Friday The 13th in Port Dover, Manny's Place (Brantford), Lizards (Sarnia), Sarnia Ribfest, Dominion Hotel (Stratford), St. Mary's Festival, Barnacles (Port Stanley), Port Stanley and Deleware Legions, Green Haven Trailer Park (Grand Bend), Our Ponderosa Trailer Park (Ipperwash), Liquid Johnnys (Sarnia), Barnacles (Port Stanley), Budweiser Gardens (London), Iron Horse Festival and The Docks (Bayfield) to name but a few.
Able to perform large shows or in smaller intimate venues, the band is consistently booked and re-booked at each Venue they perform in - which is testimony to the Bender's popularity with patrons and their level of professionalism with Venue owners over our 11 year history.
Bender is Endorsed by:
Schecter Guitars - Jim Mccormick
Tee Custom Drums of Britain - Jim McCormick
Eccentric Drum Systems - Jim McCormick