Live Wedding Music Essex

Duos, trios and small bands for hire. Hire a covers band with disco. Wedding entertainment in Essex, Surrey, London & UK.

2018 wedding awards winner
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Essence - Live Duo/Band and Disco Get quote

PRICE: from £1100 including 2x 60 minute live sets AND full disco | compare prices

Biography - About us

Live music, with a professional disco service. An incredibly popular small band for hire with hundreds of testimonials from happy wedding couples (and event planners). Such is their demand that on many occasions couples have based their entire wedding date purely on their availability!

Nina and Tim perform 3x 45-minute sets of live music plus DJ in between, giving you the best of both worlds. They've won wedding awards for both their live music AND for DJ'ing. Their sound and lighting/laser equipment heightens the atmosphere and you won't see another live duo provide such an impressive set-up (it's a lot of kit). With experience of performing at over 2000 weddings and a 100% reliability track record, you and your guests are guaranteed an awesome party to remember! They've also first hand experience of virtually every wedding venue in the South East which all helps to ensure your evening party is a complete success. They can also be booked to provide acoustic piano/vocal music for ceremonies, drinks receptions and to dine to.  Ask about their full day piano, party duo and DJ packages! Nina can also be booked solo - (Click Nina B)

Nina has recorded and performed with many famous names and has even vocal coached Girls Aloud. Tim has written music for theatre productions and television. Together they've won the Wedding Industry Awards for 'Best Live Wedding Entertainment' (East of England) and 'Best Live Wedding Act' in the Essex Wedding Awards and have been finalists each year since! They clearly love what they do so your party will exceed ALL your expectations. Don't delay as they get booked up to three years ahead!

Note: This wedding music company was formed in 2008 by Tim from this duo after they received over 2000 additional enquiries for dates they couldn't do because they were already booked! Hence naming the company 'Essence Music' after the duo where it all started! 

What we do and FAQ's

How long does it take you to set up?
About an hour and a half

How much performance space do you need?
Width: 5m x Depth:3m

Are you happy to perform outside?
Yes, provided the equipment is well protected from rain and not too cold.

Can you learn requests or a first dance?
Yes, of course but would need a months notice.

How long do you play for?
Usually 3x 45 minutes, if your event over-runs, they stick the sets together so you still have the same amount of live music.

Do you provide your own lighting?
They have an impressive rig of pre-programmed stage lighting, disco lights, up-lighters and lasers/projectors.

What do you do during your break(s)
They don't really take breaks. Tim is an award winning DJ so jumps straight on the decks to keep the party going.

My venue has a sound limiter – is that a problem?
They've full control over the volume output, so these are never a problem. They're often the only live band some venues allow.

Where are you based?
Essex & Surrey based, covering London, Kent, Sussex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Suffolk & UK.

Repertoire - the music/songs we play

500 Miles – The Proclaimers
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A Town Called Malice – The Jam
All Of Me - John Legend
Angels – Robbie Williams
At Last – Etta James
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Boyzone
Be The One - Dua Lipa
Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
Blame it on the Boogie – Jackson 5
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Brown Eyes Blue – Crystal Gayle
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations


Testimonials and reviews

“Tim promised us that he would make sure that the dance floor was always full and he wasn't wrong. The live music was excellent and Nina has an excellent voice. The mix between live music and DJ was also seamless. Without a doubt it was one of the best decisions we made booking Essence.”
Wedding, Le Talbooth, Dedham, Essex

“My wife and I have a lot of friends who are well respected in the music and film industry. We knew that we had to book a group of musicians that would pass their critical ears test. Essence music did this and much more. If they had not have done so, we would have suffered for years to come.”
Bella and Mark,  Post Christmas Party, Tewinbury Farm, Hertfordshire

"We wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for all your support of our Charity Ball in March. You did a marvellous job in getting everyone up on the dance floor with your varied programme of music which was enjoyed so much by all the guests - we have had some very nice compliments regarding the entertainment !! We are delighted to let you know that the profit on the night was £10,877 !! which is an amazing amount and exceeded all our expectations, so thank you again for your support of our Home-Start scheme, we really do appreciate the time that you spent in getting everything just right for us and therefore your input to the event was invaluable."
Tracy Aggett, Charity Ball, Home-Start, Cambridgeshire

“We thought they were amazing and so talented. The dance floor was full at our wedding. I was so impressed that I booked them again for my 30th birthday this year and also some friends also had them at their wedding after seeing them at ours. They create a wonderful atmosphere. I could not have been happier with our choice of band.”
Gayle and Ben Welton, Wedding, Godalming, Surrey

"Our guests and us were blown away. Beautiful. They even put a CD together for us afterwards. One of the most noticeable things, apart from their music, was they knew it was our day and unlike some bands had no intention of stealing the limelight.”
Wedding, Maison Talbooth, Essex

“Simply brilliant from start to finish. We had a few problems with timings on the day and these didn't faze them at all. They simply filled in the time. A brilliant duo that I would highly recommend.”
Jamig Pacey, Wedding, Romford, Essex

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