The Michael Beers Band

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We have played in so many of Kansas City and the surrounding area venues, including most area hotels, event spaces, Country Clubs, halls & businesses. Below we have listed over 75 of those venues. This is truly an advantage when it comes to playing for your event. We often have worked with the venue management; we know access in and out of the building; we are aware of venue requirements for volume levels and space restrictions; and most importantly, we have specific venue experience as to how to adjust our sound for the acoustics in the different rooms and halls.

Please use the scroll bar to your right to see where the road may lead for the Michael Beers Band on any given night.

Intercontinental Hotel
Lied Center of Kansas, Lawrence
Hilton President, Kansas City
Kehilath Synagogue
Deer Creek Country Club
Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center
Berg Event Space
Uptown Theater
Leawood Country Club
Marriott Hotels - Plaza/Downtown/OP
Lydia's Restaurant
Eldridge Hotel, Lawrence
Meadowbrook Country Club
Muehlbach Hotel
Allis Plaza
The Elms, Excelsior Springs MO
Lawrence Art Center
Kemper Museum
Nelson Atkins Museum
Classic Cup, Country Club Plaza
Shadow Glen Country Club
Mission Hills Country Club
Kansas City Country Club
Hawthorne House - Parkville, MO
Carriage Club
Club 1000
Simpson House
Crowne Plaza Hotel - KC/Topeka
Lawrence Country Club
University Club
Scarrett Ballroom
Longview Mansion
Oakwood Country Club
Abe & Jakes Landing, Lawrence
Topeka Country Club
Lawrence Arts Center
Greenlease Cadillac Building
Raphael Hotel
M & S Grill, Country Club Plaza
B'nai Jehudah Synagogue
Adams Pointe Conference Ctr.
Loch Lloyd Country Club
Arcadian Hall
Municipal Auditorium
Bartle Hall
Exhibtion Hall, Bartle
American Century Building, Plaza
Union Station
The Loretto
Macelli's Event Space, Lawrence
Brookridge Country Club
Leawood South Country Club
Blue Hills Country Club
Alvamar Country Club, Lawrence
Doubletree Hotel - Downtown/Ov Pk
Ritz Charles
Loose Mansion, Kansas City
Starlight Theater
Figlio Tower
Westin Crown Center Hotel
The Villa
Indian Hills Country Club
Liberty Hall, Lawrence
American Restaurant
Hyatt Regency Hotel - All Ballrooms
Hyatt Regency -Terrace Restaurant
Prairie Village Shopping Center
Midland Theater
Hilton Airport, KCI
Harrah's Casino
Argosy Casino
Capitol City Plaza Hotel, Topeka
Bank of America Building, Topeka
Beth Sholom Synagogue, Topeka
Adams Mark Hotel
Piropos - Parkville
KC Public Library - Helzberg Auditorium
Chapel Ridge Banquet Center - Lee's Summit
Hereford House Banquet Room

Events Played

Plaza Lighting Ceremony -Music Hosts / Main Stage, Country Club Plaza
Starlight Theater Event / Main Stage
KCCC New Year's Eve & Wormburner / Kansas City Country Club
Shadow Glen Country Club / New Year's Eve
Scholarship BallBenedictine College / Westin Crown Center Hotel
The Ballet Ball / Fairmont Hotel
Iowa Health Des Moines / Prairie Meadows Casino, Altoona Iowa
Children's Mercy Hearts & Hands / M & S Grill, Country Club Plaza
Allen Field House / Late Night
Kansas Medical Society President's Ball / Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka
Jeanne & Neal Patterson Birthday Party / Airline History Museum, Hangar 9
Heartland Conference / Terrace Restaurant Hyatt Regency Hotel
Fourth of July Celebration / City of Prairie Village
Smith-Cotton High School Prom / Sedalia
March of Dimes Wine Tasting / Fairmont Hotel
Botar Ball / Nelson Atkins Museum
Nascar & IRL Races (8 events) Hospitality Suites / Kansas Speedway
Heart Ball Patrons Party / Helzberg Room - Downtown Library
American Century Annual Picnic / American Century Building
Kansas University Otolaryngology / Boulevard Brewery, Kansas City CC
Montgomery area Chamber of Commerce CVB / Hyatt Regency
Private event / Scheman Auditorium - Ames, Iowa
Fur Ball - Wayside Waifs / Crown Center Ballroom
Lied Center of Kansas University of Kansas Campus
Wichita Children's Home NYE ('00 & '02) / Hyatt Regency Hotel - Wichita
Midwest Whole Child Develop / Fairmont Hotel
Lake Quivira Investment Club / Lake Quivira
J.D. Reece Realtors / Crown Center Ballroom
American Century Investment Group / Bartle Hall
Coldwell-Banker Real Estate / Alvamar Country Club
Perfect Commerce / 909 Walnut Building Downtown KC
Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne / Sheraton Convention Center
Nelson Atkins 60th Anniversary / Nelson Atkins Museum
Stiles Glaucoma Consultants / Saddle & Sirloin Club
Medical Mission Foundation / Fairmont Hotel
March of Dimes Gourmet Galaxy / Hunt-Midwest Caves
Jewel Ball / Nelson Atkins Museum
Rock Chalk Ball / Hyatt Regency Hotel
Kehilath Israel Fundraiser / Kehilath Synagogue
Truman Medical Ctr Charity Ball / Hyatt Regency Hotel
S.J.C.C. Invitational, President's Ball / St. Joseph Country Club
Bayer Corporation / Hyatt Regency Hotel
Waddell & Reed / Fairmont Hotel
Associated Hotel Grocers / Eldridge Hotel - Lawrence
Menorah Medical Ctr Black & Pink Ball / Menorah Medical Center
Valentine-Radford 50th Anniversary / Fairmont Hotel
Ambassador Cards / Crown Center Ballroom
Diffa Benefit / Municipal Auditorium
Kansas Board of Realtors / Overland Park Marriott Hotel
American Cancer Society / Mission Hills Country Club
Alums Come Home / KU Theater & Lawrence Holidome
Springhill Suites Grand Opening / Lawrence
Overland Park Medical Center / Marriott Hotel, Overland Park
Research Medical Center / Hallbrook Country Club
Prairie Village Art Fair / Prairie Village Shopping Center
Valentine's Event / Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs
Temple Beth Sholom 75th Anniversary / Temple Beth Sholom, Topeka
HealthCare Access / Macelli's - Lawrence, KS
Plaza Art Fair - Plaza III Stage 2006 / Country Club Plaza
National Student Employ Assoc / Hyatt Regency Hotel
World War II Veterans Convention / Hilton Airport Hotel
Frankie's / Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Chiefs (2 seasons) / Arrowhead Stadium

Business referrals for Michael Beers and the Michael Beers Band

The best Saturday night performance ever, and the most people to ever watch
a single performance in the history of the Plaza Art Fair.'
- Pat & Kate Riha, Pat Riha
Productions, long time organizers of the fair.

(Check out this referral from Marcos DeLeon and Bernstein-Rein. This is Kansas City's top advertising firm, made up of hip, professional people both young and old. Then, notice the variety of other business referrals and their comments expressing their satisfaction and loyalty.)
Bernstein-Rein Advertising,
Kansas City

Dear Michael,

There was no better way for Bernstein-Rein to end the year than to have you and your
group celebrate with us on December 15, 2007. On a cold, snowy night downtown,
our associates came ready to have a good time and that they did. You and your
crew were prosfessional, flexible and best of all really good at what you do.
The four of you should know, as I write this letter four days past the event, I
continue to have our people tell me you were the best entertainment we've
ever had.


Please thank Pat, Brian, and Marcie for giving their best. And, certainly let
Marcie know she was definitely 'on.'

Happy Holidays and all the best.
Marcos DeLeon
Vice President,
Human Resources

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Benedictine College - 38th Annual Scholarship Ball

Michael,

Yes it was a great night and one of my biggest kudos was for "that awesome
band". As a matter of fact our President Steve Minnis said to go ahead and
book you for next year!!

Sue Durkin
Special Assistant to President for Events

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American Culinary Federation
Conference Hyatt Regency, Kansas City, Missouri February 7 - 10, 2008

Michael Beers Entertainment proved to be a great resource for local talent,
a true one-stop shop for this busy Florida-based planner. Easy to work with,
followed up and followed through, and the talent he provided was top notch.
MBE will be my first call if I ever need entertainment in the KC area again.

Kevin Brune,
American Culinary Federation
National Office.

Thanks,
Kevin Brune

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Associated Wholesale Grocers of Kansas City
Historic Eldridge Hotel, Lawrence, Kansas
December 8, 2007

TO: Michael Beers

FROM: Mark Spitznagle

RE: 2008 Michael Beers Band

Michael,

I would like to invite you and your band to be a part of our Holiday party next year,
December 13th, 2008. If the date mentioned does not work for you, we will
move the party to a date that does! It should go without saying, that after
9 years of performing at this function, that you have become an integral part
of the yearly event. That's right, next year will be your tenth year of
entertaining the Thriftway storeowners that attend each year.

This year the band was better than ever. The mix of songs and adding some new to the
old was perfect for the diverse mix of partygoers. Congratulations on adding
Marcie, she matches you in enthusiasm and adds a lot of energy to the group.

Just say yes to the 13th next year, and send me a contract.

Yours Truly,

Mark Spitznagle
Group Sales Manager
Associated Wholesale Grocers

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Lake Quivira Investment Club

From the Investment Club at Lake Quivira: We have asked the Michael Beers Band
to play at our annual Formal Dinner Party for the last 4 years and we were so
pleased that we have invited the Band back for a 5th year this May, 2008.
We range in age from the very young to some really Old Farts and
everybody is very pleased. The band keeps us dancing until the party has
to come to an end.

Rick Bechtel
President

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Kansas Medical Society
Doubletree Hotel, Overland Park, Kansas

Michael:We are very interested in booking your band again for next year.
Right now, the gala is planned for Saturday night, May 2, 2009 at the
Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. If you could pencil us in for the possibilities
and let me know how soon you would know about your availability. The response
from our group in having you back was high on the list. It was a great time!
Thanks to all for making this year's evening a success. We'll stay in touch
regarding availability.

(We played this Gala Event on May 2, 2009)

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Dear Bride and Groom:

We are excited that you are considering the Michael Beers Band to play for your
reception. We pride ourselves in being the hardest working band in the
industry, playing longer sets and taking fewer breaks than any other band. Our
stated goal every time we play is once we get the guest to the dance floor, we
want to keep them there. And we will, with song after song of great dance music
from all the different eras and genres. Because in the end, no matter how hard
we work, it's the musicthe actual songsthat provide the energy
and excitement to make a reception really soar.

Most receptions include guest of all ages. The music a band plays must be able to
bring those age groups all together at one time and keep them satisfied for
four or more hours. This takes variety in the music, especially in 2009. Most
everyone will enjoy whatever food might be served and whatever flowers are
placed in the centerpiece, but not everyone will like just all pop, or all
rock. That's why we have learned music from nearly every genre, adding to the
mix, R & B, swing, Motown, country, oldies, Latin, and jazz.

One of the most important elements a band must consider for a reception to be
successful is volume. A band can't be too loud for the roomand we never
are. That's a promise. Second, it's nice to hear music that sounds like the
original artists, and we work diligently to make sure the arrangements and
sound of the band does just that. Third, for an evening to feel genuine, the
musicians must want to play and enjoy the music they are performing. Lastly,
the band must be flexible within the parameters of the event, and be content to
focus on helping create the kind of reception the bride and groom desires. The
Michael Beers Band knows how to do all these important things, and has hundreds
upon hundreds of receptions to back them up. Weddings are just about all we do,
and we know them inside and out.

Michael Beers is comfortable being the master of ceremonies. He knows what to say when
it's time for the father/daughter dance to begin and dad isn't anywhere to be
found, or when the event schedule gets out of sync, or the photographer runs
out of fresh batteries. Michael will not panic when the band arrives and the
stage is not set up, or the acoustics in the room are terrible, or a guest
demands the band play the Chicken Dance, or Uncle Barry wants to sing a song
for his niece. He's been there before; he knows what to do. He has gathered not
only great musicians, but friendly onesplayers who love what they do and
like he, want all the guests to have the best time possible. It's a band that
smiles, and doesn't smoke, or drink excessively, or take breaks that pull the
energy from the room.

Our guitar player, Brian, is world class, and has spent nine years in Los Angeles
as a studio musician. Our drummer, Pat, is young and so talented that he
constantly challenges the rest of us with his playing. Our vocalist, Marcie,
has a voice so pure with a range so wide that she can sing anything and make it
sound great. She can sound like Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keyes, Nora, Etta James,
Natalie Cole, ABBA, and can even give Michael Jackson a run for his money.
She's a beautiful girl who lives and breathes to sing.

Michael Beers plays the keyboard and his fingers never stop moving. His left hand will
dazzle audiences with the punchiest most accurate bass lines that you swear he
stole directly from the original recording. His right hand covers the piano,
strings, horns, organs and every other viable instrument for the music we play,
making this four-piece band sound twice its size. He's been an engineer,
producer, and a sound-man since college. He's 'old school' when it comes to
knowing what it takes to have a good band, and how to make them sound great.
Watch him call out songs at just the right place in the reception or
eventsoft, easy listening music behind cocktails and dinner, ballads for
those who don't dance fast, swing for the older guests who can't dance to the
new music, and then when it's time to fill the floor, song after song of fun
music that everyone in the audience will recognize and love. And if dancing
isn't meant to be a highlight of the event, or it's early in the evening behind
cocktails or dinner, then just sit back and feel the rhythm, enjoy the songs
and listen and watch as the band sets the mood, comfortable to be in the
background.

Please read through our references on this website, look at the events we've played
and the venues we've played in, and then take a read through our testimonials.
You will see that our history is solid and our experience unmatched. We are
fresh from being chosen as the vocalists for the Plaza Lighting Ceremony on
Thanksgiving Eve, and we're a founding member of pwpthelist.com, the Preferred
Wedding Professionals Association in Kansas City, of which the members will all
tell you've hired the best if you've hired the Michael Beers Band. We look
forward to answering any questions you may have and to hearing you say, 'We
want to book the Michael Beers Band for our wedding!' Call us soonwe
book up fast!

Regards and cheers,
Michael Beers



Dear Event Coordinator:

We are excited that you are considering the Michael Beers Band to play for your
event. We pride ourselves in being the hardest working band in the industry,
playing longer sets and taking fewer breaks than any other band. Our stated
goal every time we play is once we get the guest to the dance floor, we want to
keep them there. And we will, with song after song of great dance music from
all the different eras and genres. Because in the end, no matter how hard we
work, it's the musicthe actual songsthat provide the energy and
excitement to make your event really soar.

Most private events include guest of all ages. The music a band plays must be able
to bring those age groups all together at one time and keep them satisfied for
four or more hours. This takes variety in the music, especially in 2009. Most
everyone will enjoy whatever food might be served and whatever flowers are
placed in the centerpiece, but not everyone will like just all pop, or all
rock. That's why we have learned music from nearly every genre, adding to the
mix, R & B, swing, Motown, country, oldies, Latin, and jazz.

One of the most important elements a band must consider for any event to be
successful is volume. A band can't be too loud for the roomand we never
are. That's a promise. Second, it's nice to hear music that sounds like the
original artists, and we work diligently to make sure the arrangements and
sound of the band does just that. Third, for an evening to feel genuine, the
musicians must want to play and enjoy the music they are performing. Lastly,
the band must be flexible within the parameters of the event, and be content to
focus on helping create the kind of evening our hosts desire. The Michael Beers
Band knows how to do all these important things, and has hundreds upon hundreds
of events to back them up.

Michael Beers is comfortable being the master of ceremonies. He knows what to say when
it's time to introduce the program, how to quiet the room, what to do when the
event schedule gets out of sync. Michael will not panic when the band arrives
and the stage is not set up, or another vendor's vehicle is blocking the
loading dock, or the acoustics in the room are terrible, or the fundraiser
auction runs an hour over. He's been there before; he knows what to do.

He
has gathered not only great musicians, but friendly onesplayers who love
what they do and like he, want all the guests to have the best time possible.
It's a band that smiles, and doesn't smoke, or drink excessively, or take
breaks that pull the energy from the room.

Our guitar player, Brian, is world class, and has spent nine years in Los Angeles
as a studio musician. Our drummer, Pat, is young and so talented that he
constantly challenges the rest of us with his playing. Our vocalist, Marcie,
has a voice so pure with a range so wide that she can sing anything and make it
sound great. She can sound like Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keyes, Nora, Etta James,
Natalie Cole, ABBA, and can even give Michael Jackson a run for his money.
She's a beautiful girl who lives and breathes to sing.

Michael Beers plays the keyboard and his fingers never stop moving. His left hand will
dazzle audiences with the punchiest most accurate bass lines that you swear he stole
directly from the original recording. His right hand covers the piano, strings,
horns, organs and every other viable instrument for the music we play, making
this four-piece band sound twice its size. He's been an engineer, producer, and
a sound-man since college. He's 'old school' when it comes to knowing what it
takes to have a good band, and how to make them sound great. Watch him call out
songs at just the right place in the eveningsoft, easy listening music
behind cocktails and dinner; ballads for those who don't dance fast; swing for
the older guests who can't dance to the new music; and then when it's time to
fill the floor, song after song of fun music that everyone in the audience will
recognize and love. And if dancing isn't meant to be a highlight of the event,
or it's early in the evening behind cocktails or dinner, then just sit back and
feel the rhythm, enjoy the songs and listen and watch as the band sets the
mood, comfortable to be in the background.

Please read through our references on this website, look at the events we've played
and the venues we've played in, and then take a read through our testimonials.
You will see that our history is solid and our experience unmatched.

We are fresh from being chosen as the vocalists for the Plaza Lighting Ceremony on
Thanksgiving Eve, headling the Plaza Art Fair, the host band for the
Benedictine College Scholarship Ball, and playing a wonderful evening for the
Kansas Medical Society's President's Ball. We look forward to answering any
questions you may have and to hearing you say, 'We want to book the Michael
Beers Band for our event!' Call us soonwe book up fast!

Regards and cheers,
Michael Beers


So what is a day like for the Michael Beers Band when your big day has finally arrived?
Michael, Pat, & Marcie live in the Plaza area; Brian our guitarist, resides in
Lawrence. For all four of us, a typical Saturday afternoon begins with a rush
to finish what is before us in our daily lives, doing the laundry, lunch, a
bicycle ride, a long run, or working on some new music we have learned.
Around 3:00, personal preparation
begins, showers, a sliced apple for the drive, the evening's attire into our
clothing bags. We gather our equipment, music and lyrics, instruments and
related items for the night's engagement and somewhere around 3:30 load into
our respective vehicles in preparation for departure. Of course, Brian must
leave an hour earlier to arrive in Kansas City by the load-in time, and the
same for us when we are headed his direction. I bring the van containing most
of the equipment and we arrive at our predetermined load-in time of 4:00 p.m.

We make sure we double check with the management of the venue the room in which we
are playing, and then begin the load-in with earnest. We are an efficient band
when it comes to behind the scenes activities, and usually we can be inside
with the equipment and in front of the stage within a half hour.

Many times, the 'stage' is not a stage, but the floor, or a corner, and we must make
early decisions on how best to fit into the space allotted. This is more
difficult than it might seem when space is limited, and takes all four of us
analyzing the space so we take up as little area as possible and still have
room to play and as much room for dancing as possible. You'll be happy to note
that we are a band that does not try to make last minute changes in the room to
facilitate our comfort level. We check our egos at the door so we can focus on
everything going smoothly and simply, following carefully the instructions of
our hosts.

The technical side of our day
begins when the lids come off the cases, power goes into the wall, cables are
laid, keyboards wired into the PA, microphones set and adjusted, guitar, bass
and drums set and ready. Lights are added at this time so you can see our
smiling faces later. This process takes concentration, usually for around
ninety minutes, and our band has it. At the end of set-up we always sound check
the band and make sure each instrument and microphone have the proper
equalization, effects, and volume. Often times we will play through new music
at this time in preparation for playing the songs for our guests later in the
evening. We store our empty cases, tape down pedals, song lists, arrange
percussion instruments and adjust the lights. Lastly, we store our empty cases
and load-in is officially over.

Depending on start time, we head to
the bathrooms or locker rooms for a change into our formal attire. With bow
ties adjusted, make-up applied, we make sure water is available for each of us
and head to the stage for the arrival of the first guest.
Most of our engagements are four to
five hours, and during that time we take two or less breaks. On occasion, and
by request, we play without any breaks at all, and that I assure you can make
for a fascinating evening.

Often times, cocktails begin the
evening and we will play lightly in the background a mix of many styles of fun,
listening music that keeps toes tapping and good vibes flying around the room.
It is crucial for our band and all musicians and djs to play at exactly the
right volume during the early stages of all events. I strongly believe there is
no band better than ours at playing the appropriate volume. People sometimes
can't believe how quiet we can play, and yet still keep the energy and
excitement in the music. It takes a real commitment from each player in the
band to want to do what is best for the event, and again, our band is just that
committed.

After cocktails comes dinner, and
our volume usually must be pulled back even more. Many times we will play
through salads or the initial stages of a buffet, and then take our first break
when the guests concentration is fully engaged on eating dinner. This allows us
to be ready when dinner ends and the dancing begins. If the event is a wedding
reception, I will often announce the toasts, cake cutting and first dances.
Then, all the guests are invited to the floor and the remaining hours in the
reception are spent with us fully engaged in keeping the guests on the dance
floor having the time of their lives.

Most of our events end between
10:00 and 1:00 a.m., and then comes what I like to call the fun part of the
evening. Always content from a 100% effort, we get a chance to unwind, even
though we are still hard at work. Every action we took before the engagement we
now take in reverse. Each of us changes back into our load-in clothes, power is
turned off, chords removed from the equipment and wrapped, instruments placed
in cases and muscled onto carts, a final check and then back to the van.
We can usually achieve this in an
hour or a little over. It depends somewhat on what other vendors are blocking
the load out area, who left their truck parked in the loading dock, how crowded
the elevators might be, and how far away we had to park our vehicles. Sooner or
later though, we manage to muscle everything up the ramps into the back of the
van, close and lock the door and just stare at each other for a moment in a
stupor unless it's raining or snowing, in which case the moment is attenuated.
Each of us travel back to our
respective homes, arriving in general between 1:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. for a
grand total of a 10 to 12 hour day. You think we might just flop into bed, but
often times walking in the front door only means the unwinding has just begun.
It's not like a plug that gets pulled from the wall and the power instantly
goes off. I'm usually a little bit more wound up because it's hard for me not
to stop on the way home for a guilty donut and Diet Dr. Pepper from my favorite
QT! When sleep finally does come, we all first get to listen to the ringing in
our ears, try to stop our feet from tapping and our fingers from moving, and
then eventually we find our snooze button and hope the sun doesn't wake us too
early.

This is a comprehensive list of the many songs we
play. We are constantly learning new material. You are more than welcome to let
us know what songs you like and what songs you don't, and we will happily honor
your requests. Or, if you prefer, you can leave song selection to me, and I
promise I will not lead you astray.

After many years of experience, one of the best
reasons to hire the Michael Beers Band is to take advantage of my knowledge and
expertise of knowing what is the best song to play at every minute of the
party, specific to your event or reception. I know the songs that will be just
right for cocktails; the perfect background mix behind dinner; the initial
songs that will pack the dance floor; and once the guests are there, I know how
to connect our songs together to keep the music going and the dancers involved
and excited about being on the dance floor.

Michael strongly believes there
are few choices more important to the success of a reception than the band you
choosewhich is going to provide entertainment for your friends, family
and the entire wedding party for the final four hours of your reception. Your
guests may not remember the flowers, the food, or the decorations, but they
will remember if they danced the night away to a great band on the finest night
of your life.

This same commitment carries over
to the private party events we play, where for the same length of time,
management, co-workers, and guests want to dance and be entertained with a band
willing to cater to their event specifics.

Bands are notorious for being
hard to contact and for doing as little work as possible before an event. If
you choose our band, you have Michael's promise to eliminate that industry
standard, as he will always be available for your correspondence and to return
your call or email immediately upon hearing from you. You have Michael's
comittment of service from the moment you contract our band until the final
chord is played on the night of your event or reception.

We help make a reception like no
other because of our energy, our desire to play what the bride and groom and
the audience wants to hear, and our experience of over 700 of Kansas City's top
weddings.

Song List

Ballads / Wedding
Songs / Swing

Lucky
Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillat

Say
John Mayer

Everything
Michael Buble

If I Ain't Got You
Alicia Keyes

Just The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra

Always Be My Baby
Mariah Carey

At Last
Etta James

My Girl
Temptations

L.O.V.E
Natalie Cole

Let's Fall in Love
Diana Krall

We're in Heaven
Bryan Adams/Dj Sammy

I Loved Her First
Heartland

Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton

What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong

It Had to be You
Steve Tyrell

True Companion
Marc Cohn

Come What May
McGreggor/Kidman

Crazy Love
Van Morrison

Feels Like Home
Chantal Kreviazuk

You Send Me
Sam Cooke

How Sweet it Is
James Taylor

Don't Know Why
Nora Jones

Chuck E.'s in Love
Rickie Lee Jones

Could I Have This Dance
Anne Murray

Unforgettable
Nat & Natalie Cole

Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin

Just the Way You Are
Billie Joel

Sunrise, Sunset
Fiddler on the Roof

Someone Exactly Like You
Van Morrison

You're Song
Elton John

All I Ask of You - Phantom
Michael Crawford Duet

Can You Feel the Love
Elton John

I Will Remember You
Sara McLachlan

Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison

When I Fall in Love
Celine Dion/Clive Griffin

You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker

Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder

When I Fall in Love
Nat King Cole

When the Lights Go Down in/City
Journey

Nearness of You
Nora Jones

These Are the Days
Van Morrison

I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack

Imagine
John Lennon

Fields of Gold
Sting

Because of You
Kelly Clarkson

Power of Love
Celine Dion

Bubbly
Colby Caillat

Come Away With Me
Nora Jones

The Luckiest
Ben Fold Five

You and I
Michael Buble

Tiny Dancer
Elton John

When You're Gone
Avril Lavigne


Dance
00's, 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's

Love Stoned
Justin Timberlake

Let's Get it Started
Black Eyed Peas

I Want You Back
Jackson Five

Sweetest Thing
U2

Please Don't Stop the Music
Rhianna

September
Earth, Wind and Fire

End of the World
REM

Don't Stop Believing
Journey

Jessie's Girl
Rick Springfield

Jump, Jive & Wail
Brian Setzer

No One
Alicia Keyes

Dancing Queen
ABBA

Take on Me
a-ha

Game of Love
Santana/Michelle Branch

Billie Jean
Michael Jackson

Melt With You
Modern English

Why Can't I Be You
The Cure

Get Down Tonight
K.C. & Sunshine Band

Crazy
Gnarls Barkley

Since You've Been Gone
Kelly Clarkson

Hot, Hot, Hot
Buster Poindexter

Livin on a Prayer
Bon Jovi

Makes Me Wonder
Maroon 5

Last Dance
Donna Summer

Electric Slide
Karren Griffith

Cup of Life
Ricky Martin

Saw Her Standing There
Beatles

What I Like About You
The Romantics

It's Raining Men
Weather Girls

867-5309
Tommy Tutone

Twist and Shout
Beatles

Any Man of Mine
Shania Twain

Sweet Caroline
Neil Diamond

Shout
Otis Deay

Can't Take my Eyes off You
Frankie Valli/4 Seasons

Walking on Sunshine
Katrina & the Waves

Boy From New York City
Manhattan Transfer

Respect
Aretha Franklin

Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison

We Are Family
Sister Sledge

Summer of '69
Bryan Adams

I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor

The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson

Rock With You
Michael Jackson

Friends in Low Places
Garth Brooks

Copacabana
Barry Manilow

Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Joy to the World
Three Dog Night

When Doves Cry
Prince

Sweet Home Chicago
Lonnie Brooks

Save A Horse, Ride a Cowboy
Big & Rich

Viva Las Vegas
Elvis Presley

4 Minutes
Madonna/Timberlake

Hips Don't Lie
Shakira

Hey Ya
Outkast

Heaven
Los Lonely Boys

December '63 (What a Night)
Four Seasons

Little Red Corvette
Prince

Tainted Love
The Cure

Relax
Frankie Goes to H'wood

We're in Heaven
Techno Remix/DJ Sammy

Girlfriend
Avril Lavigne/Lil' Mama

Best of My Love
Emotions

Beautiful Girls/Stand by Me
Sean Kingston

Thriller
Michael Jackson

Love Shack
B 52's

Brickhouse
Commodores

One Love
U2/Mary J. Blige


Swing / Big Band / 40's Era

Sway
Michael Buble

Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra

Sympathique
Pink Martini (French)

I Got the World on a String
Tony Bennett

Ain't Misbehavin
Ella Fitzgerald

Give Me the Simple Life
Benny Goodman

Can't Take That Away from Me
Frank Sinatra/Natalie Cole

Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin/F Astaire

Strangers in the Night
Frank Sinatra

Orange Colored Sky
Natalie Cole

Girl From Ipanema
Antonio Jobim/Sinatra

Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley/the Comets

Roll Out the Barrel (Polka)
Standard

Mack the Knife
Bobby Darrin

Tennessee Waltz
Patti Page

I Just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder

Wink & A Smile
Harry Connick Jr.

Kansas City
Wilber Harrison

That's Amore
Dean Martin


Listening / Piano Bar / Country

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John

Piano Man
Billy Joel

You've Got a Friend in Me
Randy Newman

Hey Jude
The Beatles

Peg
Steely Dan

All This Time
Sting

It's Oh So Quiet
Bjork

Torn
Natalie Imbruglia

Maybe I'm Amazed
Paul McCartney

Feels Like Home
Chantel Kreviazuk

King of the Road
Roger Miller

Summer Highland Falls
Billy Joel

Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
Billy Joel

I'm With You
Avril Lavigne

Through the Years
Kenny Rogers

Rocket Man
Elton John

American Pie
Don McLean

Desperado
Eagles

One Hundred Years
Five For Fighting

Moondance
Van Morrison

All My Ex's Live in Texas
George Strait

Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet

Cowboy Take Me Away
Dixie Chicks

Guitars & Cadillacs
Brooks & Dunn

Down at the Twist and Shout
Mary Chapin Carpenter

She Loves You
Beatles

Closer To Fine
Indigo Girls

Cotton-Eyed Joe

Redneck Woman
Gretchen Wilson

Standing Still
Jewel

Built to Last
Heartland

Boot Scootin' Boogie
Brooks & Dunn

Oldies

Build Me Up Buttercup
Foundations

Leroy Brown
Jim Croce

Old Time Rock n' Roll
Bob Seeger

Love Potion #9
Searchers

Run Around Sue
Dion

Barbarann
Beach Boys

Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison

Jailhouse Rock
Elvis
La Bamba
Richie Valens

Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater
Great Balls of Fire
Jerry Lee Lewis

Surfin' USA
Beach Boys

Hound Dog
Elvis

Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis

Gimme Some Lovin
Spencer Davis Group

Good Lovin
Young Rascals

Louie Louie
Kingsmen

This is a comprehensive list of the many songs we
play. We are constantly learning new material. Please tell us the kind of
music in which you are most interested. There may be songs from this list
that you do not want played; we will be more than happy to honor your
requests.



A Kansas City tradition since 1983, the Michael Beers Band is a class
organization of talented musicians and vocalists who play the all-time best
music with passion and style. Referred in the industry by hundreds of brides
and grooms, and professionals in companies such as Bernstein-Rein, American
Century, Spencer Fane Britt & Brown, and seen at major events such as
the annual Plaza Art Fair, the Michael Beers Band is your ultimate dance partner.

(Whenever you see the arrows to the right of any text, click them to scroll
through the material. Also, if you want to pause or turn off the jukebox,
cursor over the moving blue lines at the bottom left of your screen and
adjust the jukebox to your liking.)

Welcome to our online home. We hope you can stay a while, tour our galleries,
listen to our music and read about the band.
Our website is not designed for the convenience store crowdgas and go.
For you serious shoppersand you should be, as music or the lack
thereof can have a huge impact on an event or receptionthis site is for
you. You will find photos, music, history, philosophy, and song lists
power-packed into the accompanying pages. Grab a cup of Joe, put your feet up
and go on a journey with us. For those of you in a hurry, we invite you to
skim; there should be plenty of highlights.
Our music defined by the
individual songs that we have chosen to performis the key ingredient to
a successful event. We are always canvassing the music landscape to be sure we
are playing the best music from all the different genres and eras. From Michael
Buble to Michael Jackson, Sinatra to Alicia Keyes, we bring great vocals,
excellent musicianship and a love and energy to the music we play. We excel at
being in the background for a nice pallet of music behind an event, or if
requested, we can turn the evening into a night of dancing. Our music is fun
and engaging, and whether you want us as background, entertainment to watch, or
for fun music to dance to we promise to show you a great time.

The Michael Beers Bandwe make a great dance partner.


WEDDINGS - 2008/2009

The Michael Beers Band is a very popular wedding band, and we love playing receptions.

The following is a list of couples we have played for in 2008/2009 who have
enthusiastically offered to refer us to potential brides and groomsand a
few of their comments taken directly from their cards and emails.

We begin and end with two weddings at
Kansas City Country Club, most recently for Sydney Martins and last April for
Libby Whitaker. If you will, take a moment and hear directly from the couples
and their parents about their personal experience with the Michael Beers Band.
I am happy to put you in touch with any of them for a reference.

One last comment: we care for our brides and grooms more than anything else.
It's the biggest day in their lives. There should be no question the band they
have chosen is ready to step up and there is no question. We are always on.
There are no bad nights. We will get your wedding reception right.

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Sydney Martins/Charlie
Buffum, April 24, 2009, Kansas City Country Club


Hi Michael:
Hope you are well. This is by no means the thank you card that I am planning on
sending you, but I just couldn't let another day by without (informally)
thanking you for the WONDERFUL evening you provided at our wedding! We have had
countless comments on your band and how wonderful you were. Charlie & I
constantly spoke of you guys while we were on our honeymoon and how wonderful
an evening you made it for everyone!!!
We hope it doesn't scare you, but the Portuguese crowd (my parents &
grandparents!!!) found out you were playing in PV at the Prairie Village Art
Show and they are going to hear you guys play!!! As our Charlie & I and our
flower girls and who knows who else from the wedding will show up!!! J
I also wanted to let you know that we are BEYOND thrilled to give you guys a
reference (not that you need one!) and if you need to give our number to
anyone, feel free.
Okay. I need to start on my thank you's this week but wanted to send you a quick
email!!!
See you in a few weeks!!!
Hope things are good for you and the band.
Hugs,
Sydney

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Tamara Adkins/Tyler Osborn,
April 24, 2009, Chapel Ridge Banquet Center

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Emily Johnson/Meade Kelley,
April 18, Lawrence Country Club

Dear Michael,
Thank you for a wonderful evening of music at Emily
and Meade's reception at Lawrence Country Club! We had the best time ever, and
all of our guests wanted to know who the terrific band was. When the energy on
the dance floor is going strong at the end of the evening, you know it
has been a great time for everyone. It was a night we will never forget. Thank you.
Kelly Johnson

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Dana Silvey/Michael Lisson,
February 14, 2009, Berg Event Space


Michael-

I meant to send you a note sooner, but time has gotten away from me and it is
already mid-March, over a month after our reception.

I wanted to let you know how amazing you were to work with. Out of all
the companies/individuals I worked with during the wedding/reception planning
you were by far the most responsive and easiest to communicate with - I
sincerely appreciate that.

In addition, we really enjoyed the event and thought your band did a perfect
job with all of the songs. We enjoyed the fast paced 'dance music' that
was played all night long! Many of our friends and family have commented
on the great job you did and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and
what having a live band added to the atmosphere and caliber of our event!

Please let me know if you need me to talk to anyone as a reference, I would be
more than happy to talk to anyone about the great experience we had!

Best of luck to you and, again, thank you!
Dana

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Katie Botteron, January 24,
2009, Lake Quivira Country Club

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Melissa Eckert/Todd
Schaefer, November 8, Intercontinental, CC Plaza in KC

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Lindsay Kiliper, October 25,
Scheman Auditorium, Ames Iowa

Michael
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Where do I start?
You and your band were wonderful and everything I'd ever hoped for. I'll never
forget looking on the dance floor to find close friends, family, young, old and
unexpected dancers. Your music brought everyone to the dance floor and that's
exactly wheat we wanted. So many people have commented on how great you were
and have asked for your contact information. I've passed it on happily. Please
pas my thanks and compliments on
to the rest of your group.
Thank you!
Sincerely,
Lindsay Kiliper Maysent

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Deanna Amawi/Peter
Werkowitch, Oct. 11, Deer Creek CC, Overland Park

Aislinn Babich/Chris Reno,
Oct. 4, Hotel President, downtown Kansas City

Cara Grin/Douglas Cowan, Sept.
14, Loch Lloyd Country Club, Kansas City

Jami Barnett/Brian
Gallagher, Sept. 13, Hobbs Building, Kansas City

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Michaela Clifford/Andrew
Comstock, Sept. 6, Webster House, Kansas City

Dear Michael, Pat, Marcie & Brian,
Thank you so much for playing our wedding reception
on Sept. 6, 2008. We loved all the songs you played and we have received many
comments from our guests that they 'loved' the band. You all made our magical
day even more magical.
Fondly, Mechaela & Andrew
p.s. People are still talking about 'Peg.' (For
her father/daughter song, the bride chose the song, Peg, from Steely Dan, which
we played for them.)

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Sarah Ross/Judge Simpson,
August 30, Hotel President, downtown Kansas City

Alicia Waymaster/John Kane,
August 23, Sheraton Hotel, Overland Park

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Ann Botteron, August 22,
Lake Quivira Country Club

Hi Michael,
We have dubbed this the Olympic Wedding as we had almost three weeks of
celebrating. We had the "final ceremonies" last weekend in
Mesa, and it was really lovely, but nothing could top the fun we had at the
Lake Quivira Clubhouse with your band. You came highly recommended, and you did
not disappoint! What great music. We have received several notes saying
"thanks" for such a great party, and we know you are the reason why.
I can't thank you enough for taking charge of the evening, and making it
so memorable. As you mentioned, you really do have a great repertoire of
music and the perfect volume control. What a wonderful memory!
Muchas, muchas gracias!
Please thank all of the band members for us. Hope to hear you again soon.

Thanks for everything!
Ann Botteron
p.s. Our daughter, Katie,
wants to get married this coming January - do you have any open Saturday nights
in January 2009?

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Laura Orth/Joel Henderson,
August 16, The Uptown Theater Main Stage

Dear Michael,

Laura and I want to thank you, Marcie, Brian & Pat for a fantastic
wedding reception. You knew hot to get our party going and gave it the right
mood. Our guests enjoyed it immensely, as did we, and we have the added
satisfaction of knowing we made a very wise decision in hiring you. We wish you
all the best!

Yours,

Joel & Laurafont-size:


To Everyone in the Michael Beers Band:

We can't tell you how much we appreciate how special you made our
wedding reception! Laura and Joel will have many fond memoires of the music,
the dancing and the excitement you created for this special night. Thank you so
much for sharing with us.

Linus and Judy Orth - parents

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Kristin Vaglio, July 12,
Sheraton Hotel & Convention Center

Michael & Crew -

Thank you for the most memorable wedding reception - people are
still talking about you! Thank you for putting up with the crazy Vaglio family,
and we look forward to seeing you all again!

Ben & Kristin Stallbaumer

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Nicole Gatzoulis/ Denny
Hollingsworth, June 21, Lake Quivira Country Club

Danielle Feder/ John Weeks,
June 14, Loch Lloyd Country Club

Nancy Vrbka, June 7, Adam's
Pointe Conference Center

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Angie Gray, May 31, Crowne
Plaza Hotel

Dear Michael,

Wow! the band was great! Thank you for your time and talent for the
Gray/O'Bryan wedding reception. Everyone loved the music as I heard many
compliments. I look forward to working with you again!

Sincerely, Linda Vena, (wedding planner for the reception)

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Virginia Wellington, April 5,
Hallbrook Country Club

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Simple Elegance, LLC

www.iplanyourwedding.com


Michael,
Thank you so much for rocking the house on Saturday night for Lindsay and
Phil's wedding. The four of you are all so strong and talented in what
you do. I have worked with many bands over the last 11 years and you are hands
down the best!! The way you transition between songs and keep the dance
floor moving sets you apart from other bands in a big way. I'm sure you all are
worn out at the end of the night because you put so much energy and effort in
what you do and it shows!
Thanks for not only being exactly what my clients wanted but for exceeding
their expectations and mine! You are the ROCKSTARS of wedding bands in
this great city! Please pass along to your band members, my sincere thank you
for a fabulous night.
You are at the top of my list from now on!!
Warmest Regards,
Kindra

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Libby Whitaker, April 29, 2008,
Kansas City Country Club

michael! I have been
so busy and have been meaning to call or write you to THANK YOU SO MUCH
for such an amazing time at our reception. you guys are so fun and played
such great, upbeat, fast and fantastic music!! i've had numerous people
ask about you and am glad they have contact you. they also couldn't get
over the factthere were no slow songs played! i appreciate you
honoring my request and doing it so well. thank you also for playing with
such vigor for SO LONG with no break... unbelievable!
you made our reception dynamite.

thank you so much!!
libby

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The Michael Beers Band is a top Wedding band in Kansas City.
We feel we are one of the best bands to hire or book in the private party event
band class of music entertainment. We play as an event band, we play at area
attractions, for wedding receptions, or at a reception doing wedding music for
your reception dance. We play all kinds of music, pop, r&b, Motown, classic
favorites, contemporary music, ballads, jazz, rap, country, easy-listening,
folk, bluegrass, and rock. We play in Lawrence, KC, the Metro area, Midwest,
Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Iowa, Des Moines, Omaha, Overland Park, Johnson
County, Olathe, Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, Shawnee Mission,
Roeland Park, Brookside, Waldo, North Kansas City and surrounding areas.

Just for fun, we include
below many of our past weddings we have played, beginning with the most recent
first. Take a few moments and cycle through them and see how many brides and
grooms you know. There are a few birthday celebrations mixed in and bar &
bat mitzvahs. Experience is worth a lot when it comes to the band that will be
playing for one of the most important days of your life; there just may be no
band leader for many miles that has more of it than Michael Beers and his band.

Christine Lathrop &
Jason Zucker/Hotel Hilton President
Sydney Martins & Charlie Buffum/Kansas City Country Club
Tamara Adkins & Tyler Osborn/Chapel Ridge Banquet
Emily Johnson & Meade Kelley/Lawrence Country Club
Dana Silvey & Michael Lisson/Berg Event Space
Katie Botteron/Lake Quivira Country Club
Melissa Eckert & Todd Schaefer/Intercontinental Hotel
Lindsay Kiliper/Scheman Auditorium, Iowas St. Campus
Deana Amawi/Deer Creek Country Club
Aislinn Babich & Chris Reno/Hilton President Hotel
Cara Grin/Loch lloyd Country Club
Jami Barnett/Hobbs Building
Michaela Clifford & Andrew Comstock/Webster House
Sarah Ross/President Hotel
Alicia Waymaster & John Kane/Sheraton Hotel, Ov Pk
Tiffany Botteron/Lake Quivira Country Club
Laura Orth & Joel Henderson/Uptown Theater
Kristin Vaglio/Sheraton Hotel & Convention, Ov Pk
Jeanne Patterson - Birthday/Airline History Museum
Dennis Hollingsworth & Gatzoulis/Lake Quivira Country Club
Danielle Feder & John Weeks/Loch Lloyd Country Club
Nancy Vrbka/Adams Point Conference Center
Angie Gray/Crowne Plaza Hotel
Sarah Green Bat Mitzvah/Temple B'nai Jehudah
Shelly Beckley/Loose Mansion
Alice Kiburz & Matt Townsend/Muelbach Hotel Lobby
Virginia Wellington/Hallbrook Country Club
Libby Whitaker/Kansas City Country Club
Sharon Loftspring - Bar Mitzvah/Ov Pk Convention Center
Mara Reichman/Marriott Hotel in Overland Park
Vince Burke - Birthday/Overland Park Convention Center
Aaron Rissien/Kehileth Synagogue
Alexia Norris & Nathaniel Dulle/Hyatt Regency Crown Ctr
Eric Blattner/Sheraton Hotel Overland Park
Mrs. Ann Corrigan - Rehearsal Dinner/Carriage Club
Cheri Johnson/Ball Conference Center
Margaret Ann Schwartzburg/Carriage Club Courtney Lieb/Oakwood Country Club
City of Eudora Kansas - Birthday 150 Years/Eudora, KS
Lindsay Courtney & Phil Howes/President Hotel

Weddings - 2007 and before (See how many brides you know!)

Stacey Simon/B'nai Jehudah
Meghan Romain/Burkholder/Deer Creek
Lindsey Garcia/Macelli's - Lawrence
Jenna Garber/Carriage Club
Steve DeBruin/B'nai Jehudah
Nottberg's/Longview Country Club
JoDawn Whitloc/Hallbrook Country Club
Carrie Hansen/Hawthorne House - Parkville
Whitney Stallard - Birthday/Stallard Tech
Amy Goldberg/Adam Limmer/Sheraton Hotel - OP
Lauren Becker/B'nai Jehudah
Kristen Becker/Madrid Theater
Rachel Marvin/Loch Lloyd Country Club
Alissa Guy/Macelli's - Lawrence
Tracy Headley/Mission Hills Country Club
Emily Harris/Lodge at Ironwoods
Paige Hutchison/Intercontinental Hotel
Brad Leitch/Indian Hills Country Club
Angela Welter/Berg Event Space
Bill Quatman - Birthday/Hereford House
Sara Tacha/Tacha Residence - Lawrence
Melanie Heffley/Abe & Jakes, Lawrence
Kelly Rathbun/Lawrence Country Club
Gustin Wedding/Loch Lloyd Country Club
Nathan Biller-Miller bar mitzvah/
Capitol City Plaza, Topeka
Anne Murray/Abe & Jakes, Lawrence
Dr. Mark McPhee & Joy Byer/American Rest.
Colleen Ward/S. Magdziak/Century Ballroom - Crown Ctr.
Lauren McGovern/Club 1000
Jay Dallen/Residence, Overland Park
Karpoukhin/Abramov/B'nai Jehudah Synagogue
Matt Devereux/Sheraton Hotel
Jason Allen/Meadowbrook Country Club
Vanessa Kornis/Arcadian Hall
Mary Etzel 40th Anniversary/Topeka Country Club
Joyce Zeldin - 40th Anniversary/Kehilath Synagogue
Kristen Carrigan/Atchison Convention Center
Stephanie Fitzsimmons/Carriage Club
Liz Barry/Eric Brewer/Muehlbach Hotel
Batsheva Glatt/Kehilath Synagogue
Simons & Greenlease/Greenlease Cadillac Building
Thomas Wedding/American Restaurant
Leeds bat mitzvah/Capitol City Plaza, Topeka
Diane Mason bar mitzvah/Capitol City Plaza, Topeka
Brian Koch/Longview Mansion
Melissa Nemmers/Union Station
Katy Shea & Tim Bleish/Deer Creek Country Club
Christine Nicholson/Longview Mansion
Susan Wharton/Union Station
Ashley Heintzelman/Fairmont Hotel - Rooftop
Autumn Barber & Chea Pak/Belton, MO
Dina Brown/Fairmont Hotel - Rooftop
Jennifer Berson/Hyatt Regency Hotel
Amanda McKenzie/Lawrence Country Club
Christy Stewart/Fairmont Hotel - Rooftop
Becca Coggins/Noah Isackson/Lawrence Arts Center
Jamie Goode/Doubletree Hotel - Downtown KC
Robbie Ward/Blue Hills Country Club
Megan Bolton/Liberty Hall, Lawrence
Elizabeth Sage/Benton Country Club, St. Joe
Platz Wedding/Adam's Point, Blue Springs MO
Amy Hawley/Kemper Art Museum
Danny Gryzmala/Doubletree Hotel
Copilevitz & Passer/B'nai Jehudah
Tamara Sanders/Mission Hills Country Club
Dan Deeble/Heartland Community Church
Vile Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
Luck Wedding/Eldridge Hotel, Lawrence
Brownback Wedding/Overland Park Marriott
Muessig Wedding/Plaza Marriott Hotel
Bigelow Wedding/Muelhbach Hotel
Ann Dickinson Wedding/Chillicothe, MO
Rierdon Wedding/Residence, Lawrence
Parelman Wedding/Beth Shalom Synagogue
Woolf Wedding/Kehilath Synagogue
Heintzelman Wedding/Deer Creek Country Club
Meisinger Wedding/Residence, Topeka KS
Gomez Wedding/Fairmont Hotel
Nottberg Wedding/Milbourne Country Club
CC Robinson/Fairmont Hotel - Rooftop
Graver Wedding/Elms Hotel, Excelsior Springs
Steele Wedding/Chillicothe Country Club
Heck & Penney Wedding/Kansas Union Ballroom Lawrence
Randall Wedding/Scarrett Ballroom
Giles Wedding/Carriage Club
Pener Wedding/Kehilath Synagogue
Houston Wedding/Lake Quivira Country Club
Kemp Wedding/Indian Hills
Thomas Wedding/Indian Hills
Case Wedding/Lydia's Restaurant
Roseman Wedding/Carriage Club
Case Wedding/Central Exchange
Wolfkuhle Wedding/American Restaurant
Overall Wedding/Lawrence Country Club
Bollenbach Wedding/Loch Lloyd Country Club
Cromwell Wedding/Eldridge Hotel, Lawrence
Wirth Wedding/Bank of America, Topeka
Winchell Wedding/Unity Church of Overland Park
Gallas Wedding/Beth Shalom
Cooper Wedding/Kemper Art Museum
Bond Wedding/The Loretto
Meyer Wedding/Homestead Country Club
Sanders Wedding/Carriage Club
Pringle Wedding/Deer Creek Country Club
Katz Wedding/Holiday Inn Crown Plaza Hotel
Woods Wedding/Kansas City Country Club
Warner Wedding/Deer Creek Country Club
Robinson Wedding/Fairmont Hotel - Rooftop
Kahn Wedding/Fairmont Hotel - Rooftop
Kouba Wedding/Arrowhead Club
Mansker Wedding/Deer Creek Country Club
Hodes Wedding/Hallbrook Country Club
Beckers Wedding/Indian Hills Country Club
Green Wedding/Mission Hills Country Club
Schlozman Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
McCambridge Wedding/Muehlbach Hotel
Keenan Wedding/Carriage Club
Soloff Wedding/Doubletree Hotel
Blumenthal Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
Goldstein Wedding/Kehilath Synagogue
Heller Wedding/B'nai Jehudah
Bordman Wedding/Hallbrook Country Club
Jacobson Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
McKeehan Wedding/Carriage Club
Panegasser Weddign/Shadow Glen Country Club
Pizzichano Wedding/Hyatt Regency Hotel
Carroll/Hoyer/Fairmont Hotel
Nelson Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
Kramer Wedding/Fairmont Hotel
Stewart Wedding/Milburn Country Club
Waller Wedding/Mission Hills Country Club
Palen Wedding/Fairmont Hotel
Rose Wedding/Longview Mansion
O'Dell Wedding/Simpson House
Griggs Wedding/Marriott Hotel Overland Park
Lansberg Wedding/Lake Quivira Country Club
Smith Wedding/Lake Quivira Country Club
Bendis Wedding/Doubletree Hotel
Melchior Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Madsen Wedding/Alvamar Country Club
Greenberger WeddingRitz Carlton Hotel
Threde Wedding/Kansas City Club
Moellinger Wedding/Holiday Inn
Forbes Wedding/Marriott Hotel
Albano & Bittner Wedding/Loch Lloyd Country Club
Rubin Wedding/Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cinammon Wedding/Marriott Hotel
Woods Wedding/Carriage Club
Sommerlath Wedding/Blue Hills Country Club
Schlozman Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
Sanchez Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Blumenthal Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
Dees Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Paris Wedding/Leawood Country Club
Harrin Wedding/Mission Hills Country Club
Holder Wedding/Indian Hills Country Club
Spivak Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Price Wedding/Shadow Glen Country Club
Koffman Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Herr Wedding/Arrowhead Country Club
Gershon Wedding/Kehilath Synagogue
Solomon Wedding/Longview Mansion
Sabates Wedding/Carriage Club
Elias Wedding/Marriott Hotel
Schroeder Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Langworthy Wedding/Mission Hills Country Club
Barton Wedding/Kansas City Club
Goldman Wedding/Hyatt Regency Hotel
Phelps Wedding/Carriage Club
Reineg Wedding/Mission Hills Country Club
Higgins Wedding/Leawood Country Club
Langstaff Wedding/Kansas City Club
Chapman Wedding/Beth Shalom
Brown Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Ward Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Rozen Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
Tannebaum Wedding/Hyatt Regency Hotel
Wolf Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Lanning Wedding/Marriott Hotel
Levy Wedding/Oakwood Country Club
Fischer Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Gustin Wedding/Hallbrook Country Club
Smith Wedding/Kansas City Club
Hill Wedding/Deer Creek Country Club
Madsen Wedding/Alvamar Country Club
Balanoff Wedding/B'nai Jehudah
Olson Wedding/Meadowbrook Country Club
Kaplan Wedding/Hyatt Regency Hotel
Watson Wedding/Figlio Tower, Country Club Plaza
Johnson Wedding/Mission Hills Country Club
Birk Wedding/Ritz Carlton Hotel
Riekof Wedding/Kansas City Club


My mother and father should have named me Jack.
An insatiable curiosity for life and most things in it (excludes olives) has
produced a lifetime quest for skills, knowledge, efficiency and a desire to be
my best. From the early days of sports, football, basketball, track, tennis and
gymnastics, I learned discipline and effort and embraced them as a reward for
living. I've managed to carry on that tradition up to this very moment, and
don't doubt that it will continue until well, you know, 'The end.'

My father played country music and taught me to play guitar at age 8. I began
teaching guitar lessons to beginners at 15 and coupled with my lawn mowing
service and selling Cokes at KU football games, I was already hooked on getting
'ahead,' wherever that mythical place was to be.

Along with my blossoming business career, athletics, choir and theater carried me
through the end of High School. In the waning months of the dawn of the rest of
my life, someone taught me how to play a song on the piano and surprise, I was
hooked. Bought a $50 dollar upright, stuffed it into my parent's house and
taught myself to play. At age 19, I began playing in clubs, hauling around in a
trailer a real for live spinet piano by myself. Played all over the burgeoning
college town of Lawrence, Kansas, and other such hot spots, including Topeka,
Manhattan, and woe is me, Fremont, Nebraska.

Fortunately, my best friends were band guys and somewhere around my 20th year we got
together and formed the very popular Moffet-Beers Band. I wrote songs for the
band and it seemed we became very close to being signed by a record label, but
we didn't, and in retrospect, not quite sure why. The band played in Vail at
the Red Lion eight weeks a year, opened for Joan Jett at Memorial Stadium with
Huey Lewiswho cancelled at the last minuteand for hundreds of
events and parties in our four-state area.

Change being a hallmark of our existence, four years later the inevitable band split
and I'm back in the world by myself. Hmmm, seems I did exactly what I was supposed
to do next, flounder. Writing music, studying different philosophies, trying to
learn what kind of man I wanted to be, I went back to the lonely life of the
piano bars. Purchased a house, had to pay for it, and took my willingness to
work to higher and higher levels. Nearly two years, six nights a week at the
Holiday Inn gave me some great material to write about, but nearly pulled the
power chord from the wall. I climbed back into the band business shortly after
that stint and there I stayed until present.

In the early nineties, I bought a quasi-famous house out in the woods of West
Lawrence and decided I could no longer say all I wanted to say in a four minute
song. My first novel took shape on a two week stay in a rainforest in Costa
Rica, and four years later, Island of Souls was finished. Thinking I was going
to sell a 720,000 word 1400 page first novel and then realizing my own folly
was torture, until I began the next novel, The Cave, a svelte 282,000 word
effort lasting the better part of three years. style="mso-spacerun:
yes"> Self-promotion being my Achilles Heel, I then started
purchasing real estate as an investment and the management of those properties
took me through the turn of the century. Novel number three, verskinigirls.com
was completed in 2005, three years after I finally moved from Lawrence to my
new home on the Plaza in Kansas City.

The last two years have been my renaissance. I see again with clarity a huge error
in my ways. Getting 'ahead', working, effort and making money always seemed to
compete with my creative focus, but perhaps finally that is at end. For sale
signs are in front of all my real estate; a state of the art recording facility
is taking shape in this very room in which I am writing this bio; I have been
reading the 2009 Guide to Literary Agents preparing for the push of my
lifetime; I've designed a new website, I'm writing new music like a fiend and
what I feel is perhaps my best writing of my career; the band is better than
it's ever been, with talented exciting players and incredibly great friends;
I'm traveling to exotic places, South America this past winter for a month, and
riding on a bike tour at the Tour de France this summer, with side trips to
Prague and Parisand dreaming big.

Now, something conspicuously absent in the above treatise. Romance. Yes, it is and
mostly has always been missing; lying in wait perhaps. 'Tis true, I still want
to be in love. Wow. I suspect at this point love has been waiting on me. Until
I can be complete creatively (and this is not impossible,) I'm afraid romance
will remain just out of reach. Deservingly so; come on Michael, step up. Make
something happen.
And finally, the threads that tie me all together. My awesome family, my most
amazing friends, and my athletics.

At my core? Movement.

My body and mind like to be in motion.

I am a runner.

The most basic me. A thousand plus miles a year, distance, speed work, hill
sessions, races. Add to that my recent obsession with cycling and a new
Pinarello Prince bike, and you have Michael Beers, the young boy, still trying
to cross the enigmatic finish line.

Health, well-being, happiness, and mostly, excitement for living. That's what I'm all
about. Still, after all these years.