John Bendy

John Bendy was born in Brooklyn, New York October 5 1980. He started playing guitar at age 10. His first gig was a school talent show at age 12.

Since then there have been hundreds upon hundreds of gigs and late night jams. In his early twenties he was taken under the wing of blues masters Bill Perry and Popa Chubby. He has shared the stage with the Bendy Pastorius Group of which he was a founding member along with his brother Mike Bendy on bass and Julius Pastorius on the drums since 2007. He played guitar on Chrissie O'Dell's 2010 release 'If I had a dime' which charted extremely well on blues music charts around the nation.

Also in 2010 John became involved with the Hipster Assassins featuring Felix Pastorius and Mike Bendy on bass, Chris Ward on saxophone, Michael Purcell on piano and Kenny Growhowski on drums. The band would go on to have a two year Monday night residency at New York City's Zinc Bar where John was able to share the stage with such luminaries Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) and Roy Hargrove.

2013 finds him in Felix Pastorius' The Social Experiment (1313) as well as the group Bendy Effect which he leads with his brother Mike Bendy.