Essence is a young and extremely professional duo, whose dedication and perfectionism has put them in great demand, taking them all over Europe. Using the latest technology and best equipment they deliver an amazing 'full band' sound.
Their huge repertoire encompasses ballads, standards and the latest chart music, allowing them to cater for every occasion. Their performance is further enhanced by their fantastic 3000w lighting rig, which puts even the most elaborate discos in the shade. They are clearly a different league with many corporate accolades and testimonials.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do you play for?
Typically we provide 3 sets of 45 minutes live music and keep the atmosphere going (and dance floor packed) with disco music when we take our breaks. There is no need for an additional disco. We can also provide background music while people are eating/arriving and provide use of microphones for speeches, raffles and toast-masters etc. Additionally (if you are a bit shy) - we can also make announcements!
How much room do you take up?
We do have a lot of equipment but we're also very flexible. Ideally we like 15ft by 10ft (same as average 5 piece). If we don't have the width then we need height so we don't roast under the lights. If the space is required for seating we can set-up to ensure everything is running smoothly and then compact down to take up less space. We can then expand discretely in about 10 minutes.
How long do you take to set up?
Providing we have close vehicle access we can be set-up in an hour and a half. Normally we set-up in the morning, as the last thing you guests want is us lugging heavy equipment past them and sound checking on their special evening.
Do you do requests?
Our repertoire is based on experience of what goes down well. If you have any requests for special songs, please let us know in advance and we will do our best. For weddings we can learn and perform your first dance which is so much more personal than just playing the CD.
Do I need to provide anything?
No, we are totally self contained. However, we would appreciate a place to get changed. We need 3 separate power sockets (but carry long extension leads).
How far do you travel?
We are based in Essex and travel ideally within a two hour range. This covers all of London, East Anglia and South East Coast. We can travel further but obviously petrol and accommodation have to be taken into the equation.
Do you have a back-up?
We don't like to dwell on this too much but in the event of illness, (would be silly to ignore this) Tim works closely with 3 other professional singers who could cover in the event of an emergency. Tim also works with many other musicians, so can always arrange professional cover of a very high standard.
THE SHOW MUST (and always does) GO ON!. How many other bands can offer this?
Note: Tim has actually flown a singer out to Germany to continue a tour, rather than let people down
“Simply brilliant from start to finish. We had a few problems with timings on the day and these didn't faze them at all. They simply filled in the time. A brilliant duo that I would highly recommend.”
“Fantastic, kept the party going, very professional and what a great voice!”
“Absolutely brilliant, made our day so special, very flexible with play-lists etc and the added bonus of a disco to fill the gaps. Would highly recommend to anyone!”
“My wife and I have a lot of friends who are well respected in the music and film industry. We knew that we had to book a group of musicians that would pass their critical ears test. Essence music did this and much more. If they had not have done so, we would have suffered for years to come.”
“Excellent company provided exactly what we asked for.”
“Absolutely amazing - everyone commented on how good they were. Extremely professional and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to everyone”