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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 eclectic, classy renditions of songs from varied genres to include blues, jazz, rock and mainstream, with a peppering of 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 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 restaurant, private party and smaller events to best enjoy and appreciate the intricacy and detail of their music.


Book Essence to perform at your event through Evenses!





Feelin' Good, My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone

Second Time Around - Nel Bryden

Wade in the Water, Wayfaring Stranger. Take me to the river, Songbird, Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy

Moondance - Van Morrison

Turn me on - Norah Jones

Spiderweb - Joan Osborne

Happy - Pharrell Williams (Jazz-style)

I just wanna make love to you - Etta James

Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald 

Still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2 (Jazz style)

Light my fire (Doors) (Jazz style)

Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers

Take me to the river - Al Green (in the style of Eva Cassidy)

Route 66 - Chuck Berry (Jazz-style)

Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana (Jazz style)

Fever - Peggy Lee



Wishing Well, Feel like makin' love - Bad Company

Alright Now - FREE

Satisfaction, Get off of my cloud - Rolling Stones

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n Roses

Rock 'n Roll - Zeppelin

I love rock and roll - Joan Jett

Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

Whisky in Jar (Folk version)

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd 

Because the night - Patti Smith

Zombie - Cranberries

I love rock and roll - Joan Jett

Ironic, You Oughta Know,  Not the doctor, Hand in Pocket - Alanis Morrisette 

Wot's up - 4 Non Blondes

Hotel California - The Eagles

Piece of my heart - Janis Joplin

Champagne Supernova - Oasis

Use Somebody - Kings of Leon 

Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

Congregation - Foo Fighters

Weak as I am - Skunk Anansie 

Shallow - Lady Gaga (from the film 'A Star is Born)

The Chain, Oh Well, Riannon - Fleetwood Mac

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle



Still got the blues - Gary Moore

Let it roll - Little Walter

Life by the drop, The House is Rockin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Trouble, Empty - Ray Lamontagne (blues influenced) 

Mercy - Duffy (blues-style)

Route 66 - Chuck Berry



Long Train Running, Listen to the music, Minute by Minute - Doobie Brothers 

Harvest Moon - Neil Young

C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran

Wake up little Suzie - Everly Brothers

Downtown Train - Tom Waits

Everyday is a winding road, If it makes you happy, Strong Enough, All I wanna do - Sheryl Crow

Walk on by (in the style of Paul Rodgers)

Something got me started - Simply Red

Dancing in the street - Martha & The Vandellas

Budapest - George Ezra

Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell

Dakota, Get Lost with You - Stereophonics

Black Velvet - Alannah Myles 

Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival

Black Horse & Cherry Tree - K T Tunstall 

Drift Away - Dobie Gray 

Knock on Wood - Wilson Pickett

Midnight in Harlem - Tedeschi Trucks Band

Valerie, Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Let em' in - Wings 

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Natural Woman - Aretha

Mr Brightside - The Killers

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Breathe - Lucie Silvas 

I love to boogie - T Rex 

Breathe - Lucie Silvas

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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
  • Alannah Myles
    Black Velvet
  • Credence
    Bad Moon Rising
  • Duffy (blues-style)
  • Everly Brothers
    Wake up little Suzie
  • Gary Moore
    Still got the blues
  • Little Walter
    Let it roll
  • Lucie Silvas
  • Lucie Silvas
  • Sheryl Crow
    Everyday is a winding road, If it makes you happy, Strong Enough, All I wanna do
  • Stereophonics
    Dakota, Get Lost with You
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Life by the drop, The House is Rockin'
  • Stevie Wonder
    Sir Duke
  • T Rex
    I love to boogie
  • The Killers
    Mr Brightside
  • Tom Waits
    Downtown Train