Testimonials

Best Of 2018

Posted on: June 20th, 2018 by Mbenson

The Michael Benson Band is honored to receive Seattle Bride Magazine’s Best Of 2018 award for “Best Live Band For The Reception” for the 14th year. Much appreciation for our fans’ generous support!  Now it’s onward with our best work and services for 2018 and beyond.  

All the fine bands in New York…

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 by Mbenson

With all the many fine bands there are to choose from in New York, some of my friends were puzzled when I flew a band in all the way from Seattle for my daughter’s wedding. But I had heard the Michael Benson Band play, and from that night on, I knew that when my daughter got married, that band would be my choice. We were able simply to give him a date and some general idea of the music we wanted and leave the rest up to him.  The result was a flawless performance, the climax of a day which my daughter said was the best day of her life.  I don’t think there is a better recommendation than that. There is certainly no more that a father of the bride could ask of a band”.   – May 19, 2018, Father of the Bride.

Image by Azzura Photography

“20 somethings”

Posted on: May 18th, 2018 by Mbenson

It’s amazing when we perform how consistently a 20-something venue staff walks up to the stage when we’re done with something like, ”Hey guys, you seriously rocked it. What an incredible job!” Or something like that. Now these kids don’t HAVE to bother saying it but they do, one hundred percent. But couples who wonder how we’d “connect” with a mainly 20-something crowd are missing the boat.  As always, the connection is made.

Image by David Bristol.

Until the last beat

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by Mbenson

Our September 2nd bride writes to Yelp:  “Michael Benson Band was the absolute BEST WEDDING band I have ever seen.  He was so incredibly responsive and committed to making our reception perfect.  I cannot recommend the band highly enough.  Our reception went 20 minutes over because everyone couldn’t stop dancing, and they were there until the last beat”

Image by Hanna Stevens

 

Ten stars if I could, on Yelp

Posted on: July 19th, 2017 by Mbenson

Gerrie writes on July 18, 2017:

“A wedding reception is really made by the talent and energy provided by the musicians. My wedding was everything I dreamed of and more because of Michael Benson and his fantastic band. The year leading up, they were communicative, accommodating, and were even willing to learn new songs for our first dance and father/daughter dance. At the reception, they interacted with our guests, engaged from the stage, and ultimately rocked the house with their amazing covers. This was one of the best investments made for our wedding. I would give ten stars if I could.”  (the latest of 11 reviews that Yelp does not want to recommend)

Image by Stefan and Audrey Photography http://stefanandaudrey.com

Warmth and dignity

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by Mbenson

Just a quick note to say how very much I appreciate your graciousness & amazing professionalism.  You guys are THE BEST!  I’ve worked with a few bands at weddings lately and not only do you guys blow them out of the water musically, you just carry yourselves with a warmth and dignity they are sorely lacking. So much ego & attitude & they have nothing to back it up. So thank  you guys for being AWESOME & I hope to get to work together lots in 2017!  (Shana Tinsley, 321 Foto https://321foto.com)

Image by Hanna Stevens Creative https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannastevens/

To the next level

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Mbenson

At The Fairmont Olympic Spanish Ballroom, 4/29/17 (client review)

The Michael Benson Band is amazing. They are so professional and great at what they do. If you are deciding between a band and a DJ, go with a band – and go with Michael Benson. It brought our guests’ whole wedding experience to the next level. MBB did our ceremony piano music, dinner background music, and reception/dance music. I wouldn’t change a thing! By far the best wedding band in Seattle.

Lighting and photo by Crimson Haze Event Lighting — http://crimson-haze.com

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

Weight off of our shoulders

Posted on: June 10th, 2016 by Mbenson

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We just got back from our honeymoon and I wanted to thank you again for everything. I must say how awesome the music was. I initially was worried about how much effort it would be to have a live band at the reception but after contacting many bands and getting poor responses, your professionalism let me know I could just trust you to handle the music. It took a huge weight off of our shoulders for the planning. I especially appreciated how you handled my mistake dialing up our first dance song on the iPhone – again, extremely professional. The music selection was perfect and you made sure we were happy throughout the night without being overbearing. So many people came up to me throughout the night and next day to say how awesome the band was. Thank you so much for playing at our wedding.   –  Spring, 2016 groom.

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

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

HAVE THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE.