Band News

HONORED AGAIN

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016 by Mbenson

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To all our colleagues, clients, and friends – we THANK YOU for your continuing support in this great honor by Seattle Bride Magazine readers and vendors. Congratulations to all Best Of Bride winners and finalists! See you soon on wedding trail – )

Staff love

Posted on: June 19th, 2016 by Mbenson

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“You are the best band we’ve ever heard here.  Our staff just loves you!”

– Gerding Theater events manager, 6.18.16

In their own words (staff, May ’16):

Posted on: May 27th, 2016 by Mbenson

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I don’t often give recommendations, but in your case…may I have your card?  – Fremont Foundry staff

Best. Band. EVER. – Roche Harbor staff

You put out the same energy of guys half your age – Alderbrook Resort staff.

Image by:  Lightworks 360  http://lightworks360.com/about/about

What dj’s can’t do

Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by Mbenson

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So you’re watching as a new couple JUST walks onto the dance floor fresh from the bar – at the very end of a slammin song, and they’re lovin it. They want this vibe to keep going, NOT to change. Cuz they’re ready to groove together on it. How do you extend the song for them and not kill the vibe? If you’re a dj, the song is gonna end. You can’t hit rewind cuz that’s the beginning of the song and that’s lame. You can only hope the new song coming up will work out. But, if you’re a live band, and you’re the MBB, you repeat the final out chorus OR, revert to another verse OR, add solo jams OR, add more choruses, etc. etc. as needed. You have real-time OPTIONS to re-arrange the song, and so you do! The couple stays, connects, and commits to the floor. We did this twice last night at Alderbrook Resort. Voila! Success! Done! #whyyouhirethemichaelbensonband

Image by La Vie Photography

Can you be our MC?

Posted on: May 2nd, 2016 by Mbenson

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Will you be our MC they ask? But of course! This is a natural part of my work. I deliver any/all announcements clearly and graciously throughout the night as needed, to keep the flow going at our events. It amazes me how many people wonder if they’ll need to hire someone else to make the necessary announcements for them – like a dj?  For that, seriously?  Mais oui! Cest si bon! We have you covered!

Image by Cory Parris – Seattle Wedding Photographer!

 

You nailed it!

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by Mbenson

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I wanted to pass on my gratefulness to you and your band for the fabulous night of music, fun, and upbeat atmosphere at The Space Needle…you nailed it!   You were very responsive to the crowd, and very responsive to me as a planner and I totally appreciate that!

Amy L. Vallejo

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Where do I begin?

Posted on: February 18th, 2016 by Mbenson

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Where do I even begin? It has been an absolute pleasure working with you! You were so kind and helpful with all the announcements, the guests absolutely loved you, and you did an amazing job with the dance. I can’t say thank you enough. I hope to work with you again in the future and best of luck as we head into the 2016 season! – Jocelyn, with The Invisible Hostess  http://www.theinvisiblehostess.com

Image by Jean-Marcus Strole Photography http://www.jean-marcus.com

 

Bride-To-Be Donates Wedding Party

Posted on: February 6th, 2016 by Mbenson

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The Mary’s Place event http://www.marysplaceseattle.org at Herban Feast SODO Park Seattle.  http://www.herbanfeast.com/venues/sodo-park/

We were HONORED to perform for this heartwarming event – a beautiful example of making “lemonade from lemons” and paying forward with kindness and generosity. Read Monique Ming Laven‘s story below, then copy the YouTube link to discover the magic created by this family. 1675543592702760.webloc http://youtu.be/wVA6GRe7XAA https://www.facebook.com/marysplacedaycenter/

Cheers to 2016!

Posted on: January 1st, 2016 by Mbenson

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May peace rise up in 2016 – the MBB will do our part, and spread love.  Image taken at Chihuly Garden & Glass, New Year’s Eve 2015, Seattle, WA.  http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com

Hottest New Year’s Eve Ticket 2015

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Mbenson

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The hottest New Year’s Eve ticket in Seattle! Be here with The Michael Benson Band for New Years Eve ’15 at Chihuly Garden & Glass Reservations:  http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/events/newyears
Phone: 206.905.2148

HAVE THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE.