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Essential 1 Travels from Melbourne, VIC

Essential 1


  • Band
  • Corporate Entertainment

Essential is fast becoming the party cover band to get excited about - getting Melbourne's ears buzzing, its lips talking, and its feet dancing. This stellar 6-piece band formed whilst studying music together and is simply brimming with musical talent - featuring vocal sensation Michelle Fornito and Suresh Kandasamy (Melbourne Gospel Choir, Carols by Candlelight).

Essential's tight musicianship, repertoire of classic party crowd favorites and infectious stage presence ensures every captivating performance gets audiences up on their feet, transforming ordinary functions and events into nights to remember

Playing a slick mix of both old and new school funk-soul-dance tunes, pop and party favorites, Essential covers an impressive and diverse range of artists, such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince; as well as classics from the Beatles, Elvis and Grease, to the more contemporary hits of Jamiroquai, Maroon 5, Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake and Joss Stone. Their vast repertoire crosses and combines many musical eras, genres and tastes, so that every show promises to bring with it an exciting, fun-filled party atmosphere.

Essential’s electrifying sets have been showcased at various functions and venues around Melbourne, including The Royal Melbourne Show Main Stage, The Langham Hotel, The Blue Diamond Club, Studio 3 at Crown and The Sofitel Hotel. They have also been featured at other major events, such as the 'Sunny Sizzle'.

Interchange Charity Event in both 2008 and 2009 at Federation Square and the 'CCC Foundation' Ball & Auction 2008 and 2009 at the Flemington Racecourse, just to name a few.

Essential's talented brand of funk and sheer musical prowess are available for Corporate Functions, Shows and Events.


Please thank them and congratulate them for me as they were great. All the feedback I have had so far has been very positive, and you only had to look at the venue on Saturday night to see that 80% of the people were up dancing and filling the dance floor.

ANL Container Line Pty Limited

Their selection of music was more than appropriate and another test was, did a cross section of ages get up and dance - yes. They were good!! Very professional and, as an ex director of Melbourne youth music - good muso's that appeared to know their stuff.

Assoc Management Services

Essential were great! Lovely people and they coped with the short play times really well. I would definitely recommend them and use them again on course.

Moonee Valley Race Club


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