So where did things begin? Ted Bennett started his career in the early 1960’s with a group called the Plurals. They had a few hit records in the Tri-state area. “Miss Annie” and “Goodnight” were their top hits. Later in the 60’s, Ted formed a band called the Bachelors Five, with Joe Pesci on guitar. After Joe left to become a star, the band travelled extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
Ted came home to finish college and formed a company called Frank Bennett Entertainment. The Company enjoyed great success in the 1980’s and 1990’s. When Ted is not on the golf course or fishing, he completes the duo of Mark and Ted. Says Ted, “my passion is performing and keeping our followers and friends entertained.”
Mark has been a professional musician since the age of 14. Like so many, he started lessons at the age of 8 on the accordion. He moved on to the organ for about 7 years then switched to piano. His mentoring was from Ashley Miller, who was the organist at Radio City Music Hall for many years.
His first job at the age of 14 was performing at church masses. Later on he provided music for fashion shows and extensively performed with his band in night clubs and restaurants. He was the musical director for a number of Off-Broadway variety shows, and performed at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Plaza, Ritz Carlton, The Boathouse, The Waldorf Astoria, and throughout the Greenwich Village clubs, accompanying musical and comedy acts.
Mark has recorded music for commercials as well as creating sound tracks for the Singing Toy Dolls seen in store displays. He has performed for many years with his “Big Band” called “Revelation,” at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, corporate functions and parties.