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Their music is creative and unique, often complimented by harmonica, effects and keyboards!


"Thank you to this amazing duo, they made the night. Brilliant Performance. Can't wait for them to return. "
The Apiary Bisto, Castle Donington
"...the real magic happened when they started performing, they played a range of songs from different artists, with their own take on each and their performance was brilliant. They also had great rapport with the guests and everyone enjoyed their music. "
Mike Linley, Linley Property Services (Birthday Party in Prestwich, Manchester)
"They were just amazing! Perfect fit with the International Jazz Day event. Our students loved the band. Beautiful voice and excellent instrumental skills impressed the audience. Moreover, Karen was open to any suggestions and ready to discuss the event details what made the evening even better. Would definitely book again. "
Lucasz Telega, The Venue, Storthes Hall Park, Huddersfield
"Thank you for a fantastic gig at the Insignio social event. Managers of the University Arms kept asking who you were since you sounded so great. I really liked that apart from playing your own songs, you did covers as well. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and other pubs. "
Iwona Zwierzak, Insignio Social Event
"Thank you for a wonderful evening, great rendering of your repertoire beautifully put over, I would recommend your duo for any gig/party thank you once again. "
Wallace MacFarlane
"I can't thank you enough, everyone said you made the day so classy! "
Lyn Bibbings (Bride, Wedding) - Van Dykes, Whitwell)
"Thursday night at The Victoria at Dronfield, always a top night as I book the acts for the venue, was brilliant this week with the appearance of them featuring Karen and Nigel on guitar who delivered a faultless performance. "
Howard Copley, Editor, Mercury Paper
"They filled our venue with amazing renditions of a variety of songs - something for everyone. Karen's incredible powerful voice and Nige's beautiful guitar playing made this duo a real treat. "
Cat & Fiddle, Macclesfield


Essence are a vocal and guitar duo operating all across the UK. Essence are a professional duo with many years of experience of performing, playing classy renditions of songs from varied genres including blues, jazz, rock, mainstream, and original material.


From cosy intimate gigs to big rooms, their show will be tailored to suit you.  Their music is creative and unique, often complimented by harmonica, effects and keyboards, if required. Influenced by many genres and a vast repertoire gathered through the years, their show is varied and inspiring - a creative and eclectic experience.


The two have always been busy with an array of events in past few years, but now you can book this duo directly from Evenses for your wedding, corporate event, party, dinner, birthday, anniversary and more. 


Our duo can entertain audiences from 1 to 1000, but are best suited to a restaurant, private party, or smaller events to best enjoy and appreciate the intricacy and detail of their music.


Book Essence to perform at your event through Evenses!

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  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Hip Hop


  • Drift Away - Dobie Gray
  • Eddie Cochran
    C'mon Everybody
  • K T Tunstall
    Clearwater Revival Black Horse & Cherry Tree
  • Ray Lamontagne (blues influenced)
    Trouble, Empty
  • 4 Non Blondes
    Wot's Up
  • AC/DC
    Whole Lotta Rosie
  • Al Green
    Take Me To The River
  • Alanis Morrisette
  • Alanis Morrisette
    You Outta Know
  • Alanis Morrisette
    Not The Doctor
  • Alanis Morrisette
    Hand In Pocket
  • Alannah Myles
    Black Velvet
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Aretha Franklin
    Natural Woman
  • Bad Company
    Wishing Well, Feel Like Makin' Love
  • Bill Withers
    Ain't No Sunshine
  • Bon Jovi
    Dead Or Alive
  • Chuck Berry
    Route 66
  • Chuck Berry
    Route 66
  • Credence
    Bad Moon Rising
  • Doobie Brothers
    Long Train Running
  • Doobie Brothers
    Listen To The Music
  • Doobie Brothers
    Minute By Minute
  • Duffy (blues-style)
  • Etta James
    I Just Wanna Make Love To You
  • Eva Cassidy
    Wade In The Water
  • Eva Cassidy
    Wayfaring Stranger
  • Eva Cassidy
    Take Me To The River
  • Eva Cassidy
    Over The Rainbow
  • Everly Brothers
    Wake up little Suzie
  • Fleetwood Mac
    The Chain
  • Fleetwood Mac
    Oh Well
  • Foo FIghters
  • FREE
    Alright Now
  • Gary Moore
    Still got the blues
  • George Ezra
  • Guns n' Roses
    Sweet Child O' Mine
  • Janis Joplin
    Piece Of My Heart
  • Joan Jett
    I Love Rock and Roll
  • Joan Jett
    I Love Rock and Roll
  • Joan Osbourne
  • Joni Mitchell
    Big Yellow Taxi
  • Kings of Leon
    Use Somebody
  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • Led Zeppelin
    Rock 'n Roll
  • Little Walter
    Let it roll
  • Lucie Silvas
  • Lucie Silvas
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Sweet Home Alabama
  • Martha & The Vandellas
    Dancing In The Street
  • Neil Young
    Harvest Moon
  • Nel Bryden
    Second Time Around
  • Nina Simone
    Feelin' Good, My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • Nirvana
    Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Norah Jones
    Turn Me On
  • Oasis
    Champagne Supernova
  • Patti Smith
    Because The Night
  • Peggy Lee
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Sheryl Crow
    Everyday is a winding road, If it makes you happy, Strong Enough, All I wanna do
  • Simply Red
    Something Got Me Started
  • Skunk Anansie
    Weak As I Am
  • Stereophonics
    Dakota, Get Lost with You
  • Steve Earle
    Copperhead Road
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Life by the drop, The House is Rockin'
  • Stevie Wonder
    Sir Duke
  • Summertime
    Ella Fitzgerald
  • T Rex
    I love to boogie
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
    Midnight In Harlem
  • The Cranberries
  • The Doors
    Light My Fire
  • The Eagles
    Hotel California
  • The Killers
    Mr Brightside
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Rolling Stones
    Get Off My Cloud
  • Tom Waits
    Downtown Train
  • U2
    Still Haven't FOund What I'm Looking For
  • Van Morrison
  • Wilson Pickett
    Knock On Wood
  • Wings
    Let Em' In