The Essentials are New Orleans premier soul cover band performing classics from the 50's, 60's and 70's. A living jukebox!
An idea that began in the minds of Luke Hudleston and Thomas Haulard in the summer of 2010 and has grown into
a 10 piece super group consisting of many musicians you already know and some you soon will!
Holding true to the aesthetic style and sound of an era, we aim to play your venue or your next event.
The Essentials will bring the fun to any special occasion from weddings to festivals, birthdays to bar mitzvahs.
We encourage you to MEET THE ESSENTIALS !
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Bob · Married on 04/09/2016
We had The Essentials perform for my son and daughter in law's wedding two years ago and then very recently for a large outdoor Block Party. On both occasions The Essentials more than delivered!! They were GREAT!!! Everyone loved their performance and had a fantastic time dancing to their tunes.
If you want great music from an entertaining and talented band that makes people want to dance and party, then BTE:
Book The Essentials!
Lauren · Married on 03/12/2016
Our guests raved about our wedding band. More than one person said it was the best wedding band they had ever heard. People were dancing all night, and we also had a second line after the ceremony that got everyone right in the spirit of things. Thomas was super-easy to work with, and the band sounds incredible. I love their song list––you will not miss the cheesy top 40 hits you get bad covers of at most weddings... instead, you get Motown hits that transcend all ages.
I hope this band keeps their price as reasonable as it is now. They are a bargain and didn't blow our budget, which only made us appreciate their talent that much more.
User3944973 · 2+ years ago
These guys were AWESOME! 60s Soul with all the greatest hits. They learned the Hava Nagila and rocked it!
Guests reported that ours was the best dancing wedding they'd ever been to. Thank you, Essentials!