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

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


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.

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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


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

Anticipate Wedding & Event Planning


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


Just a “je ne sais quoi…”

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by Mbenson


Let me start by saying that we booked the Michael Benson Band before we had an even found a venue – our entire wedding was planned around their availability (worth it) and they book FAST – like, a year out, so get moving! It’s hard to describe exactly what the Michael Benson Band brings to your wedding. Along with being totally professional, there is just a je ne sais quoi about them – they know how to bring the party! They are worth every single penny that you will spend on them – their versatility and enthusiasm is enough to create a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience. For those who worry about not having all the songs that a DJ would have at their disposal, their repertoire is absolutely phenomenal. If by chance there is a song you really want that they don’t play, you can request to have it played during the set breaks so you can be sure it will come on. For me, the music was a huge part of the wedding experience because I really just wanted everyone to dance and have a good time and with the MBB it was everything I could have hoped for. Our dance floor was packed from the first to last dance – people didn’t want it to end! There’s a reason they have been consistently voted the best wedding band in Seattle and I recommend them 1000% to everybody who can make it work for their budget.

Band vs dj

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Mbenson

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A September 2015 groom confides on a band break, “I’m the one who originally wanted a dj, and I’ll NEVER live it down”. What better testament?

Image by Rick + Anna Photography

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