A small band with big sound and a proven track record! Essence won the 2013 Wedding Industry Award for 'Best live wedding entertainment' (East of England) and won the 2013 'Best live wedding act' in the Essex Wedding Awards. They were finalists in 2014/15. Their huge mixed repertoire keeps everyone dancing and their hundreds of thank you letters proves they always exceed expectations.
They perform 3x 45-minute live sets plus DJ in-between giving you the best of both worlds. Their high quality sound and lighting/laser equipment heightens the atmosphere and you won't see another live music duo provide you with such an impressive set-up. With experience of performing at over 1650 weddings with a 100% reliability track record, you and your guests can be guaranteed a great party to remember.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Award winning, fully professional live party duo for weddings and events.
What are the highlights of your career?
Winning both the Wedding Industry Award's Regional Final "Best Wedding Live Entertainment" and the "Best Live Act" in the Essex Wedding Awards in the same year (2013).
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Singer has vocal coached Girl's Aloud. We DJ in-between live sets. 100% reliability track record of 1650+ weddings Fully rehearsed stand-ins in case of illness. Fully professional (allows us to take music to a higher level) Never use lyrics on stage
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Anywhere where there's a mixed audience that love dancing! 90% of our demand is for weddings with the remainder being birthday parties, company functions, Christmas Parties etc.
Who are your previous clients?
Hundreds of happy Brides and Grooms, Waitrose, Deloitte, Barclays, Debenhams, The Ministry of Defence, British Army Bases in Germany, Jobserve, Ford, Peugeot, Citroen, Tower of London, Dorchester Hotel, Hilton Hotels, The Tussaud's Group, Doctor Martens.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Ideally balance via BACS transfer 2 weeks prior to the function date. Cheque if received 3 weeks in advance.
How long do you play for?
Typically we perform for 3 sets of 45 minutes and there is NO NEED TO BOOK A DJ as I jump straight on the decks in-between live sets.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
All our lighting is pre-programmed per song so we can set beautiful scenes for the first dance with washes of mood lighting and later build excitement for up-tempo songs with lasers and effects. We have several sound systems to suit the venue.
How much space do you require?
Ideally 5 metres wide by 3 metres deep for maximum effect but we are able to scale down and squeeze into 3 metres wide by 2 deep. We can go smaller if we lose some of the lighting and use a smaller sound system but we're not a 'small' act.
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Domino – Jessie J
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
We Found Love - Rianna
Treasure - Bruno Marrs
Pack up – Eliza Doolittle
Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nuttini
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Forget you – Cee Lo Green
Hey Ya - Outcast
Grace Kelly – Mika
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
Lola’s Theme – Shape Shifters
Get The Party Started - Pink
Take On Me – Aha
It’s Not Fair – Lilly Allen
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Mercy - Duffy
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Hot ‘N’ Cold – Katy Perry
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Shine – Take That
Teardrops – Womack and Womack
Starlight – Superman Lovers
Murder On The Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis Bextor
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
I Want You Back – The Jacksons
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Walk of Life – Dire Straits
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Holiday - Madonna
Sing It Back – Moloko
Toxic – Britney Spears
Mamma Mia – Abba
Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Tik Tok – Kei$ha
A Town Called Malice – The Jam
Don’t Stop Believing – Glee cast version
Blame it on the Boogie – Jackson 5
Call The Shots – Girls Aloud
Moving On Up – M-People
Dancing Queen – Abba
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Mustang Sally – The Commitments
Smooth Operator - Sade
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
Believe – Cher
Call Me - Blondie
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Can You Feel It – The Jacksons
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Mr Pitiful – The Commitments
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Boyzone
Love Really Hurts Without You – Billy Ocean
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
I Feel Good – James Brown
Get Here – Oleta Adams
The Best – Tina Turner
Easy – Lionel Ritchie
Angels – Robbie Williams
Trick Me - Kelis
500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Heaven – DJ Sammy (Candlelight Version)
Kids In America – Kim Wilde
Everything – Michael Buble
Firework – Katy Perry
Please Don’t Let Me Go – Olly Murs
Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins
You Might Need Somebody –Shola Ama
Take Your Mamma – Scissor Sisters
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Brown Eyes Blue – Crystal Gayle
Too Good To Be True – Andy Williams
Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
I Think We’re Alone Now - Tiffany
Still The One – Shania Twain
Come Up And See Me – Steve Harley
Could It Be Magic – Take That
Sex Bomb – Tom Jones
Nine to Five – Dolly Parton
You Give Me – James Morrison
Man, I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Your Song – Elton John
My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
Crazy For You – Madonna
Love At First Sight – Kylie Minogue
Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
Push The Button – The Sugababes
Telephone – Lady Gaga and Beyonce
You’ve got the Love – Florence and the Machine
Ten out of Ten – Paolo Nuttini
At Last – Etta James
Rolling in the Deep - Adele