Icing On The Cake

Posted on: September 30th, 2018 by Mbenson

We can’t thank you enough for how fun, romantic, classy, and uplifting you made our night with your talented and hard-working band. We have had so many comments from guests about how impressed they were with you, and your rapping to Jay Z was the icing on the cake! Pretty much everyone there wants to hire you for their wedding.

Video post by Rener Gracie

Knocked ’em out of the park

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by Mbenson

Michael, we just wanted to say THANK YOU again!  First of all, the band was absolutely incredible.  As you could tell, everyone had an absolute blast.  You did such a great job playing at the ceremony, cocktail hour, MC’ing and managing the flow of events. We truly can’t thank you enough for helping us w/ our duet surprise, and for letting me and my band sit in for a song.  I know we threw a lot of crazy requests at you, and you knocked ‘em all out of the park without blinking an eye!  Again, sincere thanks for making our wedding a truly unforgettable night.  We’re already looking forward to the next time we get to see the Michael Benson Band!  #heyseattle #mbb #alderbrookresortandspa

Image by Azurra Photography




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


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

– Gerding Theater events manager, 6.18.16