Thank you for being the highlight of our wedding. We had heard so many great things about you but nothing prepared us for the party you created. Everything from the prep to ceremony to reception was perfection. Friends were amazed by your musicianship – tasty guitar solos, insane EWI horn solos, precision bass and drums, and versatility on keyboard and vocals. Great stuff! Now we are brainstorming a reason to throw another party with you. Alison & Alex, Nov. 3, 2018
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The first call after we got engaged (literally days later) was to Michael. We had been to several weddings where the Michael Benson Band performed so we were familiar with their talent and knew they were a must-have for our wedding. But there is a difference between being a guest enjoying the band and being the client hiring the band. I can now tell you that he is equally amazing behind the scenes as he is on stage. So responsive, flexible, professional and made our day more fun than even we had imagined. The MBB’s trademark is turning your wedding into a party and we had a party we’ll cherish forever! THANK YOU! Sept. 15, 2018, Tara & Jamie
One of the highlights of our wedding was having this band. They were INCREDIBLE. Everyone – younger friends to even older generations – loved them and kept asking us their name and where we found them. They rocked the house and everyone was dancing and having a great time. I couldn’t have been happier with our decision to hire them for our wedding. Everything was perfect from the ceremony piano to the dinner trio for light background music, to the reception, and all the MC’ing in between was top notch. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. – Katelyn, 10/13/18.
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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.
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Yesterday, two of my favorite people got married. My bro-in-law @phil_torres married his soul mate @siljadanielsen and the wedding was magical. Raeven earned his first stripe in ring bearing. MVP awards went to MC @michaelbensonband for taking classic hip hop hits to a level I didn’t know was possible and to Eve’s dad, @waltrrjuant for having the moves to match the epicness! @leifdanielsen @evetorresgracie @dannyhoyt @boonethugsnharmony @vicgracie @ryrongracie #wedding #love #epic #philandsil
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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
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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.
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.
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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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