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The Essence

The Essence

...the leading private party band in Southern California. Here you can...

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The Essence Band is the premiere private party band in Southern California... the first choice for those wanting the best music for corporate events, music for company parties, music for dinner-dances, the best wedding reception music, dinner music and dance music for special events, music for anniversary parties, the top party band, wedding band, corporate event band. The Essence Band is the top private party band in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Ventura County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County, and The Essence Band is popular in Santa Brabara County, San Luis Obisbo County, Santa Cruz County, Sacramento County, San Francisco County, and throughout California.

The Essence Band is the favorite party band recommended by top certified event planners, destination event planners, certified wedding consultants, wedding planners, the finest caterers, resort hotels, convention planners, and convention bureau organizations. The Essence Band is the leading Southern California band popular for destination weddings. The Essence Band has performed for well over a thousand top events at premiere venues like the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis Resort, The Marriott, Montage Resort and Spa, The Hyatt Regency, The Hilton, The Balboa Bay Club, Grand Newport Plaza, The Fairmont Hotel, The Surf & Sand Hotel, Queen Mary Hotel, La Quinta Resort, Regent Beverly Wilshire, La Costa Resort and Spa, Rancho Las Lomas, and other fabulous locations.

The Essence Band is a favorite party band for people who want a wide varity of musical styles. The Essence Band features music by artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Shania Twain, Incubus, Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Eat World, Shakira, Wild Cherry, Gwen Stefani, Earth, Wind & Fire, Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crowe, KC & Sunshine Band, Matchbox 20, Britney Spears, Katrina & The Waves, Sister Sledge, The Go-Go's, The Romantics, The New Radicals, Commodores, Carlos Santana, Michelle Branch, Kool & The Gang, Pink, No Doubt, Pat Benatar, Stevie Wonder, Loverboy, Lynrd Skynrd, Brian Setzer, Madonna, Patty LaBelle, Donna Summer, Martha Reeves, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Outkast, James Taylor, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Al Green, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lee Ann Womack, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Otis Redding, and Tom Jones, and popular musical styles Motown, Classic Rock, Swing, Latin. The Essence Band also performs music for traditional dances like the waltz, tango, cha-cha, and newer group dances and line dances.

The Essence has performed for top events at premiere golf, yacht, and social clubs, including Tustin Ranch Golf Club, The Clubhouse at Pelican Hill, Victorian Country Club, Cota de Caza Golf Club, Dana Point Yacht Club, Trump National Golf Course, Big Canyon Country Club, The Center Club, Rancho Valencia, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, and other great venues.