Band News

MBB @ Bake’s Place

Posted on: June 21st, 2024 by Mbenson

With my awesome crew on a video shoot Sunday at Bake’e Place, Bellevue.   Image by Pixeldust Weddings.

Completely engaged

Posted on: June 10th, 2024 by Mbenson

6.1..24 Event planner Vincent Lipe:

“Michael Benson Band was really one of the best that I have collaborated with in a long time. They play a tremendous variety of songs and covered a wide range of tastes and interests. They were completely engaged with the audience and played at high energy the entire time on stage. They were the perfect band for my clients event. Michael and his team were a pleasure to partner with and they knew how to read the crowd throughout the night. Grateful to each of them.”

Image by Richard Chan, River Rock Images.

Latest add-ons

Posted on: April 29th, 2024 by Mbenson

Fun garage session with my crew today, adding 3 new tracks: Tennessee Whiskey, Mr. Brightside and the timeless Stayin’ Alive – which go into our summer mash-ups. They play so great but also SO sweet to hang with. I’m blessed by these fabulous humans.


Our YouTube Playlist

Posted on: April 15th, 2024 by Mbenson

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MBB Video Channel

Posted on: March 9th, 2024 by Mbenson

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Ridin’ the wave

Posted on: December 6th, 2023 by Mbenson

MBB always expands the songlist so we debuted Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” Saturday night at Seattle Golf Club. Right outta the gate the crowd roared EVERY word straight through with us. At the top of their lungs. THAT’s the best way to break in a new tune – ridin’ the wave! We tight-segued into “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, same beat, same key, on the downbeat. Then a bigger wave and more roaring. No stoppin’ us!

How they dance

Posted on: November 14th, 2023 by Mbenson

Why live music is best. When MBB plays, they dance like this! @Narrows Waterfront Marina Sept. 2023. Image by Into Dust Photography

Dream come true

Posted on: September 20th, 2023 by Mbenson

9.2.23  The Michael Benson Band is absolutely the best band ever! To start his communication is very easy and professional. He also was willing to accommodate some special requests that required extra time and attention. Everything leading up to the night was easy but the most important best part is their music….they do an absolutely fantastic job! We have been at many events and parties where they have played and we have known Michael for many years but to have them at our event was absolutely a dream come true. The music at dinner is so beautiful – like a giant dinner party and they crank it up for dancing and people of all ages just loved it – everything! Several people involved in managing the orchestrated events of the evening mentioned that the transitions from all of the special things that are done at a wedding like speeches, wedding dances and special announcements were very smooth!! The band knows to when to fade out etc. something that we didn’t even realize until a couple of people mentioned it. Absolutely the best band ever!!!

Image by Hanna Stevens

Demo tracks updated!

Posted on: April 30th, 2023 by Mbenson

13 new demo tracks just posted reflecting MBB’s ever-expanding Contemporary and Classic 80’s repertoire, appearing at the top of each list. Check ’em out!
Images by Azzura Photography at Herban Feast SODO Park

Birthday celebrations

Posted on: November 15th, 2022 by Mbenson

The awesome handsome MBB @ Seattle’s Washington Athletic Club, Nov. 2022.

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