The Tinker Boys are a blend of musicians from an assortment of backgrounds, strung together to form a highly versatile band that explores the many sides of the acoustic genre. Their travels throughout the Midwest, along with years of pro-level touring experience, have made them seasoned and easy to work with for any event.

In a live setting, depending on the musicians involved, the Tinker Boys instrumentation may include vocals, guitar, fiddle, bass, accordion, mandolin, and harmonica. The group can range from a duo, trio, or more depending on the need of the client and available musicians. Band leader, Michael Tinker Tierney, also performs many solo shows in a more reserved setting.

Besides originals and traditionals, Tinker solo and Tinker Boys perform a variety of folk rock and country material from artists such as The Beatles, CSNY, Rolling Stones, John Denver, CCR, Jim Croce, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Otis Redding, The Eagles, and many more. Many Celtic/Irish songs are in the potential set list as well and feature tunes by The Dubliners, Flogging Molly, Gaelic Storm, The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, The Waterboys, and others.

The Tinker Boys have performed at pubs, festivals, traditional and non-traditional parties, corporate events, and wedding receptions and ceremonies. Past appearances have included Milwaukee Bastille Days, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Harley-Davidson events and rallies, county park events around Wisconsin, Port Washington Maritime Heritage Days, and shows with Gaelic Storm.

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The Tinker Boys rotating line up consists of:

Michael Tinker Tierney - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica, mandolin

Joe Neumann - bass, vocals

Tom Hansen - fiddle

Cori Bonkalski - fiddle, vocals

Bruce Dean - accordion, mandolin, vocals

Nora Boedeker - vocals

Peter Eisenhauer - fiddle, vocals

Lyle Brotkowski - percussion, vocals