In their own words, Michael Benson’s audiences consistently rave: unbelievable, amazing, OMG, jaw-dropping, unforgettable. The reason is simple: The Michael Benson Band is the 2016 Seattle Bride Magazine winner for “Best Live Entertainment “, and has been for 13 straight years, mainly for their extensive modern dance playlists. See the MBB live video here:
Over their stellar career they continue to be the #1 preferred recommendation by top NW venues and vendors, bringing the highest reputation, richest playlists, supreme sound fidelity, truest song covers, fastest communication, classiest service, strongest work ethic, and the closest attention to YOU, from start to finish. Clearly, something extraordinary is happening when NYC, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans or Houston guests consistently testify, “There’s no other band in our city who plays at the level you’re at and covers everything you’ve done tonight!” That is special. Exceeding expectations is their trademark.
The music begins at the ceremony with a classic piano/flute ensemble. The cocktail atmosphere jazzes up with a duo, trio, or the full band. An elegant dining atmosphere follows with Sinatra-Era swing and classics. Then buckle up! The unforgettable climax commences with 80-90 minute non-stop-segue sets of irresistible dance favorites as Michael’s crisp, relentless pacing captures and sustains the audience.
All bands of course play time-honored hits, and The MBB is no exception. Sophisticated covers of swing, Motown rock, funk, soul, disco, reggae, calypso, salsa ranging from Tony Bennett to The Stones, Temptations, Isley Bros., Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Journey, ACDC, Prince , Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, are sensational. But here’s where the "live band vs. dj" myths dissolve:
The MBB keeps going forward, deep into modern hip-hop, rap and pop genres of Macklemore, Jay-Z, Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, LMFAO, Usher, Beyoncé, TuPac, Eminem, Far East Movement, Nelly, FloRida, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, Outkast, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, T.Pain, Pink, Taio Cruz, etc. Special song requests? Of course, always. Custom break-song mixes? Absolutely! Classy MC service? Naturally! Traditional ethnic accents of Jewish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Latin, German, Norwegian – even Mandarin Chinese - songs are included as well! And by bringing you ALL of this with custom break mixes, the MB Band completely eliminates the need for a dj.
Treat yourself to a website tour to discover why The Michael Benson Band is truly in a class of their own. Hire them, and you’ll delight yourself with the impeccable service for which they are recognized!
You were unbelievable! The range you played at our wedding was incredible. From the soft romantic songs during our ceremony to current pop songs at our reception, you really played something for everyone. Everyone raved about you!! Thanks so much!
Michael and the band exceeded our expectations! Wonderful as a band and as an MC. Really made the reception flow seemlessly! A magical night!
Fantastic Band. Make our wedding day very special. Michael Benson is incredibly talented!