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5.0 / 5.0 (34 Reviews)

From Portland, OR

Will travel 3000 miles from Portland

$2000 - $3900 per event
73 verified bookings
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Gigmasters #1 rated dance band on the West Coast!

The Essentials, a large and loud soul band with fresh ideas and deep roots, is a west coast collaboration of nine highly talented and experienced musicians. The group's members, each with a music degree, have won and appeared at the top of national playing and song-writing competitions and recorded on multi-platinum albums. Covers of such artist ... Read More ▶

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73 Gold Member For members who have held a continuous membership for 5+ years, without an interruption of more than three months. For members who earn five reviews, each with a rating of four or more stars, from confirmed GigMasters bookings.

Reviews(34)

Wedding Reception in Oregon City, OR on 8/30/2013

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We totally loved the Essentials!!! It was a win win situation for all of us at our daughter's wedding. We literally danced the night away to their wonderful music and were told by the band that we gave them energy! Ruxton, their contact man and fantastic lead guitarist was delightful to work with as well. THrough our multiple emails and texts throughout the months leading up to our event, he was able to help us create the perfect evening. I would highly recommend this fabulous group for any type of event that gets folks up on their feet to rock the night away!!!!

- Nancy H

Wedding in Newberg, OR on 5/4/2013

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It is impossible to express in words how wonderful The Essentials were at our wedding. They were a pleasure to work with while we were planning, and then they put on one of the best shows I have danced to in my life, and every person at the wedding said the same thing. They were on time, beyond professional, flexible with our evolving wedding timeline, and so appreciative that we had chosen to have live music for our big day. I cannot imagine our wedding being a wonderful as it was without having not just live music, but specifically The Essentials as our band. It sounds cheesy, but you truly do not have to look any further for the perfect band. Trust me.

- Sean W

Wedding in Mount Hood Parkdale, OR on 6/29/2013

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I wanted a 70s/80s Funk Soul band for our wedding reception, and I truly couldn't have asked for anything more fantastic than the Essentials. The minute we booked them, everything was stress-free and easy. The band members were professional in all aspects, from their timely communication to their demeanor. And man, the music was awesome! I only wish we'd had two more hours to dance the night away. Thank you!

- Kat B

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Saturday June 14, 2014
Otter Rock, OR

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Seattle, WA

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Saturday October 4, 2014
Salem, OR
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