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

Best band ever

Posted on: September 8th, 2023 by Mbenson


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 then they crank it up for dancing and people of all ages just loved it – everything! Several people involved in managing the 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 when to fade out etc. something that we didn’t even realize until a couple of people mentioned it. Absolutely the best band ever!!!

Lisa M.

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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Rye, New York September 2022

Posted on: October 27th, 2022 by Mbenson

From the FOB at Shenorck Shore Club:  “Everything about Michael and his band is professional and absolutely first-rate.  They are all top-of-the-game musicians who can play in every genre.  Michael is a fantastic vocalist, and a pitch-perfect emcee to boot.  From my guests I’ve heard nothing but praise for him and his band, who have entertained at my two daughters’ weddings.  Michael also makes the logistical details easy.  He does a lot of the work for you.  There are many, many good reasons that reviews of the band are filled with superlatives.  If I had another daughter who was getting married, my first call would be to Michael, to save the date.”

Cookin it up

Posted on: May 11th, 2022 by Mbenson

What’s cookin’ in MBB’s kitchen? This tasty little piece of funk and we got this. Comin up for summer 2022.

2022 Editor’s Choice Winner

Posted on: March 27th, 2022 by Mbenson

As featured on “featured in WeddingRule’s Top 10 Wedding Music Bands in Seattle list”.

Darelle Holden in Earshot Jazz Magazine

Posted on: February 5th, 2022 by Mbenson

MBB songstress Darelle Holden is featured in the February 2022 edition of Earshot Jazz Magazine.

Darelle Holden: Three Generations of Seattle’s First Family of Jazz

Back in action!

Posted on: June 14th, 2021 by Mbenson

Tuxedo still fits.  Let’s do this! MBB is at The Golf Club AT Newcastle.

We’re baaack!

Posted on: May 20th, 2021 by Mbenson

We’re back folks! See ya’ll in summer ’21.

IMAGE by: Sullivan & Sullivan Studios with Mike Benson, Darelle Holden, Alexey Nikolaev, Brian Monroney, Pete Molner, Osama Afifi