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 Studioshttps://sullivanandsullivanstudios.com with Mike Benson, Darelle Holden, Alexey Nikolaev, Brian Monroney, Pete Molner, Osama Afifi

Musical Joy

Posted on: April 15th, 2021 by Mbenson

The MBB is looking forward to some musical joy this summer. It’s been a long time coming.

Image by Cory Parris Photography. https://www.coryparris.com


Memory lane

Posted on: June 6th, 2020 by Mbenson

Great memory of a great night at The Sunset Club Seattle. We can’t wait to get back to it.

Good times at Chihuly, Seattle WA

Posted on: January 8th, 2020 by Mbenson

Doing our thing at Chihuly, Seattle WA – Sept. 21, 2019.

Video by:  Good Times Productions, Darren Field  www.gtpweddings.com 





Soaring in 2020

Posted on: January 5th, 2020 by Mbenson

MBB’s soars into 2020 at Seattle’s Chihuly Garden And Glass with our world class crew.


Posted on: December 12th, 2019 by Mbenson

NEWS! Tickets for the annual New Year’s Eve bash at Chihuly Garden and Glass are on sale now. Be a part of THE best New Years party on the west coast: https://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/events/newyears

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

Words from a wedding planner

Posted on: October 23rd, 2019 by Mbenson

I have been a Wedding Planner/Coordinator in the Seattle area for over thirty years now and have planned more weddings than I can count, some of them low key and others very high profile. From a Planner’s perspective there are two vendor types, the back-end, which includes the catering, linens, dishes, bar and other rentals and the front-end, which is typically the band, florist and other entertainment. While all are equally important it is the band that drives the energy of the reception and the Michael Benson Band is by far the top band in Seattle.

Michael and his band understand the flow of a wedding, know what music to play and when to play it and he keeps the dance floor packed. The variety of his music is unsurpassed and he will keep the over 50 crowd as equally entertained as the 20 something people at your wedding.

Michael and his band are super entertaining, super fun and he is a pleasure to work with but by no means should you take just my word for it. Please look at his other reviews from his past brides and grooms and you’ll see how happy they were.

I have been working with Michael for almost as long as I have been a planner and he is my first choice when any of my clients are looking for a high energy band. I can highly recommend him and he would be who I would use if I was planning my own wedding.

Image by Char Beck Photography:   www.charbeck.net https://www.facebook.com/charbeckphoto

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