Band News

Our 2019 Journey

Posted on: November 10th, 2019 by Mbenson

 

The MBB’s 2019 ventures formed a trail packed with joyful people and places. Whether remote and rustic, exclusive or posh, it was an amazing journey! Our stops included:

Art Marble 21, Mercer Island Community Center, Georgetown Ballroom, Pacific Tower, Mercer Island VFW, Columbia Tower Club, The Smith Tower, Blue Ribbon Culinary Center, Glendale Country Club, Seattle Tennis Club, Kiana Lodge, Renton Hyatt Hotel, Space Needle, Robinswood House, The Admiral’s House, Golf Club At Newcastle, Washington Athletic Club, Skansonia Ferry, The Captain Whidbey Inn, DeLille Cellars, Willows Lodge, Grapeview/Stretch Island, Roche Harbor Resort, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Januik Winery, Woodmark Hotel, Kitsap Memorial State Park, , Seattle Golf Club, 415 Westlake, Fairmont Hotel, Sunset Club.

IMAGE by: Sullivan & Sullivan Studios https://sullivanandsullivanstudios.com

Recent raves

Posted on: August 25th, 2019 by Mbenson

Our recent clients put it this way…

“We couldn’t tell if you were playing recorded music. Your sound is that good” – Captain Whidbey Inn

“So gracious, so professional, so thoughtful” – Mercer Island VFW

“You were phenomenal. Our friends and family were particularly awed by your rapping skills” – Port Gamble Pavilion

“We’d heard so many great things about you but nothing prepared us for the party you created” – Woodmark Hotel

“Our musician friends were amazed by your musicianship” – Alderbrook resort

“Folks kept saying you were the best band they’d ever heard” – Admiral’s House

“The band was fabsolutely terrific! Their musical skills were wonderfully evident and so was their warm spirit and graciousness” – Smith Tower 

 

Photo image by Azzura Photography http://www.azzuraphotography.com/

Winners again

Posted on: July 9th, 2019 by Mbenson

   

 

Brides and wedding pros voted us 2019 winners for the 15th year.  Top shelf service is our trademark with enduring industry-wide recognition.

 

Photo image by Azzura Photography http://www.azzuraphotography.com/

A favorite of most people who know them

Posted on: April 16th, 2019 by Mbenson

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.

Image by Ryan Atkins Photography

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Interactive!

Posted on: March 25th, 2019 by Mbenson

 

Alexey Nikolaev takes it to the dance floor at the Georgetown Ballroom Seattle.  Up close and personal. #alexeynikolaevrocks #mbb #georgetownballroom #heyseatttle

Image by Stephanie Keegan Photography stephaniekeegan.com

The word from the kitchen

Posted on: March 2nd, 2019 by Mbenson

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.

Hot dance band – unforgettable

Posted on: January 7th, 2019 by Mbenson

Michael was fantastic to work with and I really appreciated them playing for our wedding Nov.17, 2018. People just danced the night away and even danced during the cocktail hour after the ceremony. If you want a truly professional band to play your wedding this is it. At the time of hire we had a little sticker shock but would not hesitate to hire them again as they provide the full service and are so professional. The lead singer in Michael’s absence (Darelle Holden) used to sing back up for names you would know!  

Image by David Bristol Photography.

New Years Eve 2019

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 by Mbenson

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

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Nothing prepared us

Posted on: November 21st, 2018 by Mbenson

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

Image by Marissa Ciccarelli Photography. http://ciccarelliphotography.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ciccarelliphotography/

Behind the scenes

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 by Mbenson

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

HAVE THE BEST NIGHT OF YOUR LIFE.