options do you offer?
wedding receptions, cocktail
receptions, wedding ceremonies, dinner banquets, recognition
ceremonies, dance bands, background music, solo piano, jazz ensembles,
full emcee service, event consultation and design
many people do you send out on location?
Usually 5, but sometimes less depending on services and location. All
are performing members of The Michael Benson Band.
music, do you provide other production elements, such as uplighting?
Our production is exclusively
musical performance – other elements such as lighting, staging, and
décor must be provided by other vendors.
you act as Master of Ceremonies (MC)?
Yes, this is always a natural part of my service.
you have training as a DJ and/or MC?
My training and job experience is in live musical performance, MC work,
and event design and coordination. I have performed at over 2,000
is your style as a DJ and/or MC?
My MC work is classy, gracious, and most importantly, clear and
is your pricing structure?
Prices vary by number of musicians or group size, and the length of the
event. Some service combinations can result in package discounts.
Optional flex-overtime is available at the last moment when needed.
your fees include background music during dinner?
Absolutely – this is an integral part of our performance.
do you handle song requests?
Our clients’ advance requests are honored and incorporated into a
dynamic flow during the event. When they come on the night of, we weave
them in seamlessly if they fit the vibe. Engaging audiences is part of
it possible to see a video of your performance?
Yes – available on my website.
is your goal when you go to work?
To work exceptionally hard, to exceed expectations, and to create an
unforgettable experience for clients and their guests.
there anything else you would like me to know?
We’ve played over 2,000 weddings in most every Northwest venue and continually draw national and international acclaim by guests from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Nashville, and abroad. What do they say? “There isn’t one band in our city who plays everything you’ve played tonight, and at the level you have played it.” Extraordinary! The reason is that we stay more current with modern music repertoire than any band, anywhere.