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
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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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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!
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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!
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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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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.