(All reviews are legitimate and non-coerced, each was submitted by the reviewer as listed on my Thumbtack page which was opened on 3/16/14.)

"Great night at The River Pub thanks to Tom Bender! Amazing talent, excellent song selection!!! Can't wait to have him back" ~Billy J. 4/23/16 (The River Pub, Niagara Falls, NY)

"Tom Bender is our Center's favorite entertainer! He is one of the very, very few entertainers that can get our participants AND staff up and DANCING!! He is so talented in such a wide variety of music, that all are pleased!" ~Julie O. 12/18/15 (Complete Senior Care, Niagara Falls, NY) 

"Tom was a part of a fundraiser we had this weekend for a colleague of ours. I say he was a "part" because without knowing details of the event before hand, he stepped right up, asked questions of how he could help make the event more successful, and engaged with the crowd. He truly added a dimension to the event with his personality and fantastic music. I already knew of his music from other events, which is why we asked him to play in the first place. One gal in the kitchen who could not see Tom, asked if he was on a break and if a CD was playing because he is that good.
Cheers Tom,
Hope to use your services again soon!"
~Barbara B. 10/19/15 (Mike Glynn Benefit, Tonawanda, NY)

"Niagara River Cruises has been working with Tom Bender over the last 3 seasons. We host Music Cruises with Tom. From scheduling to playing the event, every aspect of working with him is an absolute pleasure. Not only is he extremely talented he is a true professional.... Everyone on our cruises, simply love the experience.....Tom has a way of knowing exactly what genre of music to play and knocks it out of the park... Niagara River Cruises is happy to share our experience with others." ~Robin H. 9/2/15 (Niagara River Cruises, North Tonawanda, NY)

"Tom Bender has been performing top notch entertainment at Orchard Brooke Living Centre for the last few years! The residents look forward to seeing his name on their monthly activity calendar as to when he will be performing next. He always has their interest at heart and sings accordingly. He has an excellent voice and is welcomed at Orchard Brooke!" ~Dorothy R. 7/9/15 (Absolut at Orchard Brooke, Orchard Park, NY)

"Tom has performed multiple times at our assisted living facility and immediately became a favorite of residents and staff alike. . Always an upbeat, lively performance that really engages the crowd. In addition to a great show, he's incredibly respectful to his audience and even takes the time to visit with them individually when the show ends...An all around wonderful performer!" ~Kelly F. 7/9/15 (Tonawanda Manor, Tonawanda, NY)

"I am the Recreation Director at Parkwood Heights Senior Living Community and Tom Bender did an outside evening performance and everyone loved him. Several residents commented that he was the best performer I have hired and I must have him back again and I definitely will! Tom's performance was professional and very entertaining." ~Kandy L. 6/26/15 (Parkwood Heights Senior Living Community, Macedon, NY)

"Tom Bender's Solo Show is truly Amazing! He 1person with full of many talents. With all the variety of songs he is able to a wide range of audiences'. Everyone will be smiling and happy afterwards. So excited to have had the opportunity to hear this special man!" ~Kris H. 5/5/15

"Tom arrived to Our event ready ,on time and eager to work with us. His venue was flexible enough to accommodate Our very diverse crowd. The interaction with the people as they sang and foot tapped , provided a pleasurable ,
and welcoming , atmosphere ."
~Bill K. 5/4/15 (Our Kingdom Clubhouse, Akron, NY)

"Tom did such a fantastic job for my mother's 60th birthday party. He was very prompt and made sure he had all the appropriate information to make sure he made the night special. I would definitely recommend him for anyone's gathering."~Kristin F.  12/21/14 (Private party  client, Lockport, NY)

"Tom has a great sound that brings people back to see him every time he plays. Every time he plays the customers ask when he is coming back to play again! He is always on time and very professional. We invite him back to play at our establishment again and again and will continue to do so. "~Julie S.  11/1/14 (Niagara Hotel, Lockport, NY)

"Great singer, awesome personality, awesome voice and top of the line equipment"~Johnny C. 11/1/14  (Steak, Stone & Sushi Bar & Grill, Lockport, NY)

"Tom did an amazing job at my mom's surprise Birthday party!! Everyone really enjoyed him and told me how great he sounded. Thanks for being a part of my mom's day!" ~Shirley H. 11/1/14  (Private client, Niagara Falls, NY)

"I hired Tom for my annual summer party every year. Tom makes, the party incredible. His choice of music is fantastic and fits all age groups. He gets the crowd rocking with his fun personality. I highly recommend Tom Bender's solo show. Its, a solo one man show that fills your function like a 5 piece band. I love him. "  ~Mary M. 6/24/14 (Private client, North Tonawanda, NY)

"We Love having Tom Bender in. He never gets to leave unless the residents know when he's coming back. The nice thing is his music adapts to the crowd . Whether it's 40s and 50's or80s,90's or today's music. A real crowd pleaser !"~Donna M. 6/7/14     (Elderwood at Independent Living at Wheatfield, Wheatfield, NY)

"Tom volunteered his time to entertain the 14th Annual Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park. Our guests loved him, we all though he was very professional both in dress and entertainment. We would welcome Tom back to our event anytime.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!"~Maria S. 6/6/14

"I had an entertainer cancel at the last minute and happened to talk to Tom that morning regarding booking future performances and jokingly asked if he could come that afternoon to sing and he said yes! It was our first time having Tom at our facility and after his performance I booked him every month for the rest of the year! He is a great singer and very engaging with the residents, all the staff that saw him were very impressed. Can't wait to have him back!"~Karen B. 4/24/14                                         

"Let me start by saying i met Tom about 5 years ago when he was at club 55 holding open mic. From the very first time i met him he has always treated me good. His music is always a joy to hear and he always tries to keep it different. I also like how he works with the crowd . If you have not seen his Flying Solo show you are missing out. This show has a great mix of all styles of music. I can not wait to go to another show of his. As always tom great job and keep supporting the local music ."~Jim M. 4/18/14

"Tom is a great entertainer. He is always prompt and on time. Our residents here love him. Has a lot of energy. We can't wait to have him back again."~Christie A. 4/18/14

"Outstanding performer and musician !!! very high recommendation He puts on a great show with high energy! He is awesome and fits into any event because he is so versatile with his music ! Great rock and roll - awesome country music ect....... Hours of great entertainment ! Must see " ~Michael W. 4/16/14

"I manage the activities at an assisted living senior residence in Cheektowaga, and my regular entertainer had an emergency and could not make his performance last Friday (April 4th). Tom Bender had recently contacted me regarding getting a date to perform here, but I had no openings at that time. But when my entertainer cancelled I figured I would give Tom a try. Not only did he show up early enough to set up his equipment in plenty of time, he was dressed in a tuxedo complete with sparkling white tuxedo shirt. As he performed, my residents couldn't stop from getting up and dancing, as well as singing along with his contemporary program. Toms show was definitely a cut above the rest, as he sang songs that the residents knew, but not the tired old standards that every other entertainer sings. My residents insisted that I book Tom for other dates. I am happy to say he will be joining the ranks of our entertainers for months to come..."~Priscilla W. 4/7/14

"Tom Bender provided an awesome experience for our audience. He was able to move and adapt with the crowd mood as the evening progressed. He is multi-talented, and a class showman. I highly recommend Tom Bender for virtually any occasion."~Dave P 3/25/14

"Tom is a true professional. He has played for several events at my restaurant and everyone has always enjoyed his talent. He is donating his time to play at a benefit for my boyfriend. Not many people take the time to help others these days. Anyone looking to book an artist surely wouldn't be let down by his performance."~Sandy K. 3/23/14

"Tom is a pleasure to see performing. He is always professional and is always personable with the crowd and fun to watch. It's also our pleasure as a band to have him sit in with us on his own watch. The fans love to hear him! He is a strong asset in the local music scene. We're blessed to have him as a friend. "~Holly M. 3/22/14

"We had a company picnic last year on Labor Day 2013 and had booked the Tom Bender Flying Solo Act. Tom came to the picnic with an awesome sound system and acoustic guitar that fit the venue perfect. With Tom's personality and music ability, he kept the party rolling in to the wee hours of the evening. The next work day, everyone complemented on the live music and the fun they had singing with him and sometimes show casing their musical talents. Tom welcomed all and seemed to have a good time with everyone. We are looking forward to booking him again for this years party. Thanks Tom and play on...."~Robert S. 3/19/14                                         

"Tom has been coming out to where I work for over a year now. I work with the elderly in a care center in Brockport. He is a favorite to many of the residents there. They ask me all the time when will he be back. He is very professional from the way he dresses to the way he gets the residents involved. He is very friendly and takes the time to talk with them before, during and after the show. Looking around the room you can see the smiles on their faces, some tapping their feet and many singing along. His songs are perfect for nursing homes and senior living facilities. I look forward to someday seeing Tom outside of my work at his other shows." ~Karen S. 3/18/14

"I have hired Tom on many occasions. He is a pleasure to have for entertainment. I trust he will always do his best and he always comes through. Great guy, great values too."~Joseph F. 3/17/14

"I was fortunate to observe Tom Bender's Flying Solo Show at a local skilled nursing facility, and was in awe of his talent! While most of the audience were elderly people, with each song it was as if they were returning to their youth. I realize this sounds dramatic, but it truly was magical. His energy and charisma were contagious; so much so that I requested a booking for a family reunion I am hosting! He is able to perform such a wide range of music (and of high quality) that he seems to be the answer for just about any venue. I remain impressed...."~Chris G. 3/17/14

"Very professional!!! Very entertaining!!! The crowd loved you!! Would not hesitate booking Tom Bender's Flying Solo Show for another event!!!! Kudos for a job well done sir!!!"~Dave B. 3/17/14

"Tom thank you for playing my mother in laws benefit with such short notice. Youre truely talanted, thanks again"

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ~Matthew B. 3/17/14 


"This guy rocks! Always has his heart in his work and an amazing performer!"~Anna V. 3/16/14                                         

"I 've seen Tom perform in bands , ive watched him do solos and and i seen him run Open Mics. This guy can sing and play anything. He is a 'benchmark' for others who attempt to do what he has mastered. He is a consummate professional musician. He's the real deal." ~Daniel G. 3/16/14

"I really have enjoyed every one of Tom Bender's performances. He is always entertaining, personable and has a nicely deversified music palate. Great show!!!"~Amanda S. 3/16/14

"Tom is completely amazing!! Plays all types of music, take requests and really gets the crowd going!! I highly recommend tom to everyone for any occasion!! Tom u rock!! Rock and roll baby!!"~Deanna W. 3/16/14

"I have followed Tom Bender through 3 different counties to enjoy his musical stylings,TRULY one of if not thee most entertaining one man show performers working today,his cheerful easy banter with the crowd,mixed with his purely musical soul brings forth an unanticipated larger than life experience.There are guys who play music,and there are musicians,Tom is a consummate Musician who does complete justice to every song he covers."~Michael C. 3/16/14

"Very talented such an entertaining show! Tom can sing all styles of songs!"~Mia S. 3/16/14                                      

"We've had Tom play quite a few shows at our establishment and he's always great. Easy to work with, high-energy show, and musical talent to boot." ~Mike C. 3/16/14                                         

"Tom is an excellent well rounded musician. His singing is phenomenal. We've had the experience of booking Tom for a family party and he brought the party to life. We will definitely book Tom again for our next party!!! He's really down to earth and fun guy. A+" ~Michelle S. 3/16/14

"Tom was a great performer, and a class act. Thank you for donating your talents for the ken parks benefit. I would highly recommend Tom's show."~Dan S. 3/16/14