The Fender Benders

The Fender Benders


The Fender Benders are an 8-piece band from Bowling Green, KY. Featuring the deep blues vocals of bluesman Willie Smith combined with the soulful, hi-energy vocals of Teresa Ford. Backed by a tight 6 piece horn band of blues and soul masters. Performing great original song in the Blues/R&B style.


The Fender Benders are an 8-piece band from Bowling Green, KY. They have been in various forms since 1988. The core of this incarnation has been together since 1993. Known mostly as a Motown/Stax style cover band, but have written strong original songs with a Blues/R&B style that they play at all the shows they can.

They have opened shows for B.B. King, Tower of Power and Neil McCoy just to name a few. As well as playing at the Hot August Blues Festival, Duncan Hines Festival, Owensboro BBQ Festival and many, many more.

They have been selected twice by the KY Blues Soceity to repersent KY at the 2006 & 2008 International Blues Challenge on Beale St. in Memphis, TN! The largest gathering of blues bands in the world!

With great vocals and a tight grooving band behind them, they will pull at your heartstrings and then make you get up and dance to their higher energy songs! The shows are always bringing in new friends and fans!


Bootleg Vol. 1 (1999)
The Originals (releasing in 2008)

Set List

We are flexible for set length and depends on what is asked of us. Normal sets are 1 hour long and play anywhere from 1 to 4 sets in a night.

Here is a song list of some of the most popular songs!

The Originals:
Judgement Day
Lil' Gold Ring
Sugar Mama
Love & Misery
Saturday Nite
and we are working on several more new ones!

The Covers:
Ain’t No Sunshine
Blues Is Alright
Born on the Bayou
Bring It On Home
Can't You See
Chain of Fools
Cripple Creek
Dancin' in the Streets
Dock Of The Bay
Down Home Blues
Drift Away
Feeling Alright
Funky Broadway
Get Ready
Givin’ It Up
Groove Me
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Hey Bartender
Hold On (Im Comin')
House Of The Rising Sun
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
I Feel Good (I Got You)
I'll Take You There
Knock On Wood
Let’s Work Together
Midnight Hour
Mr. Pitiful
Mustang Sally
My Girl
People Get Ready
Proud Mary
Sex Machine
Shaky Ground
Shot Gun