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The Essentials -  Reviews

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The Essentials were the perfect band for our wedding. We love soul, funk and motown and they crushed every song. Aaron was very easy to communicate with and accommodating when we had to make some last minute changes. All in all a great wedding band who I highly recommend.

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The Essentials are simply fantastic, we cannot recommend them enough! From working with Aaron during the planning stages, to helping us pick first dances, to the the amazing three sets they provided - these guys are top notch! I'm secretly hoping they'll play the waterfront blues festival so that we can dance to them even more!

(more) Review by . from Bridal Veil, OR on

The Essentials’s Response:

Thanks for the kind words Michael! Glad you guys had as much fun as we did. Congrats!

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We could not have picked a better band to help us celebrate our wedding. The Essentials were a pleasure to work with, they are incredibly talented, and they were an absolute blast. I've gotten more colmlipments on them than on any other part of our wedding. I would not hesitate to book them again.

(more) Review by . from Medford, OR on

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We hired the Essentials for our September wedding. Aaron was so quick to respond to all many questions and concerns. He was always so professional in his communications. Everything went so smoothly on the wedding day. The band was set up and ready to go on time. But the best part of the experience was their talent - they are an incredibly talented group of musicians and truly made our wedding day so special. They had everyone dancing - even family members we thought we would never see dance! They even signed our guest book and took part in the sparkler send off - such a great group of people!

(more) Review by . from Mount Hood Parkdale, OR on

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The Essentials were the best choice we could have made for our wedding reception! They were absolutely amazing musicians and everyone loved them. We worked with the over almost a year to plan and they were extremely professional, flexible and accessible to work with the entire time. They even learned a song for the daddy daughter dance that was outside their genre. Couldn't be happier, except I wish I could hear them play more often!!!

(more) Review by . from Mount Hood Parkdale, OR on

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The Essentials were truly an 'essential' part to the success of our wedding! We received countless compliments about the quality of the music, and the band had everyone dancing throughout all three hours of their performance. I can't say enough good things about the band--which extend beyond just the phenomenal music they play. From day one, they were so easy to work with, incredibly professional and very responsive. They were very accommodating and patient as we figured out logistics and always willing to answer any questions we had. If you are looking for a live band of immensely talented musicians who will bring your party to the next level, look no further!

(more) Review by . from Welches, OR on

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These musicians really made the whole wedding a success. Everyone danced, young and old. My sincere thanks and appreciation to these talented men.

(more) Review by . from Ashland, OR on

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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!!!!

(more) Review by . from Oregon City, OR on

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We loved the Essentials!! A lot of guests were wanting them to play at their event!! Our only critique was how loud and echoy it was in the back by the windows. The sound check looked like it was only done right in front of stage and to the side. It was too loud for some guests and they had to leave. I wish they would have played a few more songs I requested a head of time. :)

(more) Review by . from Seattle, WA on

The Essentials’s Response:

Yep, this was a super tough venue acoustically because it was so large and "echoey". ...but it sure was spectacular with all that marble and greenery! Definitely one of the most gorgeous and classy places I think we've ever played. Thanks again for having us Laurel - we had a blast!

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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.

(more) Review by . from Newberg, OR on

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