Trey Bennett began his professional drumming career in 1985 when he formed the band Ragdoll with Rod Jackson, who went on to play with Slash’s Snakepit. Ragdoll filled local venues to fire capacity weekly, and went on to open for several National acts. After the break-up of Ragdoll, Bennett and Jackson moved to Los Angeles to pursue serious music careers, but parted ways.
Bennett played in a few Hard Rock/Metal bands in LA, but ended up meeting and recording with Jazz, Blues artist Flynn Tomas Tolbert. The band was called Flynn, and they recorded with Dick Bogert (Recording Engineer for A&M, RCA, WB, etc.), had label interest, but never accepted any of their offers. Their CD “Somewhere Inside” is available on the internet. While drumming for Flynn, Bennett also played for Buff Muffin and the City Flowers (Youtube videos online) opening for major acts all over L.A., and playing all of the well known venues in Hollywood.
After spending years in Hollywood, Trey moved back to Virginia to tone it down for a while and train his son Ryan to play drums. Ryan spent years learning, and practicing with Trey’s bands, and eventually replacing Trey when he left the band The Divine Affected, to join WhipStitched. Trey and Ryan did a show together at a larger venue in Richmond, when Ryan was 15. Ryan has now gone on to join a signed band, and is in the Evans family of Drummers, and tours the World. Trey is amping it back up, and playing full-time in a band called Crush, with over 100 shows a year in the VA-NC-MD areas. Trey has now become a member of the Evans family of Drummers as well.