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:
Dave Matthews Band
Our Lady Peace
Canadian Rock Legend Moxy
International Touring/Recording Artist Sarah Smith
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.
The band's highlight was opening for Our Lady Peace in Toronto for the 100th Anniversary of the Grey Cup.
Playing all the A-List Venues in SW Ontario including such as Gables In The Bend (2012 - present), Eastside Bar (London), Norma Jeans (London), Stonewalls (Hamilton), Dawghouse Pub (London), Friday The 13th at The Norfolk (Port Dover), Manny's Place (Brantford), Lizards (Sarnia), Liquid Johnnys (Sarnia), Barnacles (Port Stanley), Budweiser Gardens (London), Iron Horse Festival, Friday The 13th In Port Dover 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
Cool Claws - Jim McCormick
Firestix Drumsticks - Jim McCormick