Michael will provide you with all you’re looking for! You’ll be thrilled with him and his band. He played at all 3 of our sons’ weddings and has been a huge hit. The Columbia Tower Club had their annual “Board of Governors Ball” a March 16th and we’ve had very positive feedback from all ages. I cannot say enough great things about the band. Very prompt, quick set up & tear down, incredible for cocktail, dinner hour and then they pump it up for dancing. They are incredibly versatile in their music and know the latest and greatest hits for the younger generation. You’ll hear horns, sax, and great singing. They are a favorite of most people I know that know of them.
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Alexey Nikolaev takes it to the dance floor at the Georgetown Ballroom Seattle. Up close and personal. #alexeynikolaevrocks #mbb #georgetownballroom #heyseatttle
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The kitchen staff at Pacific Tower Seattle reported dancing in the kitchens on our Feb. 23, 2019 performance. At tear-down time they came out to say “You guys are THE most incredible live band we’ve ever heard here”. They didn’t throw the party, but they got all the fun just working for it!
#heyseattle #dancinginthekitchen #mbb Image by Chris Sollart Photography.
OH WHAT A NIGHT! Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Space Needle put on a spectacular sold-out NEW Year’s Eve Party. Amazing food, ambience, and a stunning pyro-technic show and digital light show. Music for dancing was darn good too. #happynewyear2019 #chihulygardenandglass #seattlespaceneedle #heyseattle #mbb
Our musical family certifies: Come rain or come shine, The MBB will roll the party, provided we have cover as we had here at Suncadia Resort, CleElum, Washington. But never bet on sunny skies in the Pacific northwest. Ever. Not even in June, July or August.
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.
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.
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Our new six-piece took wing on April 21st at Seattle’s The Sunset Club with songstress Darelle Holden co-leading vocals with me. It couldn’t have been a smoother flight and the audience roared their approval. Here’s to many good times ahead!
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An exceptional talent and a fabulous career….Darelle Holden is a silky smooth songstress with deep musicality. Pop Diva, R&B Powerhouse, and Jazz Siren all apply to her unique and diverse vocal styling. Darelle toured Internationally for 17 years with superstar Sir. Tom Jones, ala, “20 Feet from Stardom” and along with her constant touring schedule she’s made countless appearances on Dancing With the Stars, The Tonight Show, The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brian and the list goes on. Darelle also performed the duet “I Wanna Get Back With You” with Sir Tom Jones. Darelle’s distinctive vocals can also be heard on the Tom Jones classic “Leave Your Hat On” which is featured on “The Full Monty” motion picture soundtrack. Darelle has performed with extraordinary talents such as Earth Wind and Fire, Bobby Caldwell, Ellis Hall, Elton John, Jazz guitarist Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, and most recently Stevie Wonder.
We are honored to join forces with you Darelle! http://michaelbensonband.com/band/
Images by Katie Parra Photography, and David Bristol
Breaking news for 2018:
We’ve joined forces with female vocalist extraordinaire Darelle Holden, making us a “Quintet +1” with an exciting new dimension. Darelle brings a wealth of experience, augmenting our award-winning band with a double lead-singer front. A real 1-2 punch! The blending process with this soulful Northwest professional is proving to be a joy. Welcome to the Michael Benson Band, Darelle!