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Why.We.Don’t.Do.That.

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by Mbenson

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“Do you plan set lists in advance?” No way. Planning band set-lists ahead of time for moods and crowds you haven’t even felt or seen yet?  Nope. That’s a sure-fire recipe for disaster.  At social event performances I can’t see why anyone would do that – and  Why.We.Don’t.Do.That.Ever.  Instead, I free-flow sets dynamically, calling songs moment by moment for optimal crowd connection.  Result: Non-stop seamless segues and total success. Every time.

(Image by:  Michelle Waite Photography http://photography.michelemwaite.comhttp://www.facebook.com/MicheleMWaite)

My MC vs. his

Posted on: July 4th, 2016 by Mbenson

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I attended a wedding in L.A. with a d.j. and got to sample his emcee style. Why is it so many d.j’s use the “game show host” voice?  I’m just sayin – it’s gotta be classy, not schtick. I do my emcee work respectfully and with style.  Folks are pleased. No game show hosts on my gigs.

Image by Azzura Photography, Seattle http://www.azzuraphotography.com

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!

 

Two Extra Songs at 1:00am

Posted on: March 29th, 2011 by Mbenson No Comments

Our company had a great time, Michael – thanks so much for everything.  The great tunes, the time and hospitality you extended to our international gathering made the night.  We had to have those two extra songs at 1:00am!

– Terry DeLeon – Waterfront Restaurant

Best Band Ever

Posted on: March 29th, 2011 by Mbenson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The best band ever at a SASS conference…this was the first conference I’d ever been to where everyone was dancing by the third song!   You guys were awesome!”

– Debbie Mercer – UW Scandinavian Studies Dept.

A Smash

Posted on: March 29th, 2011 by Mbenson

Where do I begin?  Thank you for all your efforts to make our EMP party such a smash.  We’ve never had such a universally positive reaction, and so much of that is directly due to your efforts = to put it mildly, everybody loved the music!”

Diane Smith – Ben Bridge Special Events

HAVE THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE.