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Essence Band 

ESSENCE BAND is located in Richmond Virginia.   Essence has traveled up and down the east coast from New York to Miami, performing current and past blends of Rhythm and Blues, Top 40, Motown, Beach Music, Jazz, and Golden Oldies. Essence has also performed at Outdoor Concerts, Country Clubs as well as Coliseums

Essence will shy away from no challenge and is willing and equipped to perform before various audience types of all ages.   We specialize in playing for Weddings, Colleges, Fraternities, Sororities, Corporations, for Masonic organizations, Private parties and Public venues.

Essence Band has been the back up band for: ROY C, Chuck Roberson, The Lollipop Man; and has opened up shows for Betty Wright and Bobby Womack

 So Fasten  your seat belt and enjoy the electrifying ride with ESSENCE BAND

Essence Band

~Listen to these samples ~

What It Is ~ Start Me Up ~ The Best Thing ~ Billie Jean ~ At Last ~ My Girl


The 50s The 80's
Gee Whiz-  Carla Thomas Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
 All In My Mind- Brenda Lee Carolina Girl
Under the Boardwalk – Drifters Word Up – Cameo
Little Bitty Pretty One- Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers Give It To Me Baby – Rick James
Baby Workout- Jackie Wilson Fantastic Voyage – Lakeside          
Build Me Up Buttercup- Foundation All The Way Live 
At Last- Etta James Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
Come On Baby Let The Good Times Roll Don’t Look Any Further – Dennis Edwards and Saidah Garrett
Stand By Me- Ben E. King Always – Atlantic Star
Dimples- John Lee Hooker Juicy – Mtume
Don’t Let Go Jump To It – Aretha Franklin
You Send Me- Sam Cooke Bad Boy Having A Party – Luther Vandross
Green Grass –Wilson Picket Wait For Love 
It's Alright- Impressions Cassanova – Levert
Duke of Earl Single Life – Cameo
Charlie Brown – Coasters Da’Butt- E. U
Twist- Chubby Checker You Be Long With Me - Taylor Swift
Poison Ivy – Coasters I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
Lipstick on Your Collar – Connie Francis Shame - Evelyn Copeland
New York, New York   Frank Sinatra Get Out of My Dreams - Billie Ocean
Fly Me to the Moon     Build Me Up Buttercup
Thought it was Me      Down on the Corner
Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash      Holiday
Crazy-  Patsy  Cline                                                            
The 90's, New Millennium & Hip Hop
The 60's Rapper’s Delight- The Sugar Hill Gang                           
My Girl – The Temptations No Diggity – Blackstreet                                                      
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations Love No Limit – Mary J. Blije
Papa Was a Rolling Stone  Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison                                             
Papa Was a Rolling Stone Get On Up – Jodeci
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Sitting on The Dock of The Bay – Otis Redding Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under – Shania Twain                           
My Guy – Mary Wells People Everyday – Arrested Development
Come See about Me – Diana Ross & the Supremes Home Alone - R. Kelly
Where Did Our Love Go Heard It All Before – Sunshine Anderson
Can’t Hurry Love  Just In Case – Jaheim
Can I Change My Mind – Tyrone Davis Just Friends – Musiq
Respect – Aretha Franklin The Way – Jill Scott
Funky Good Time – James Brown Love Of My Life – Erika Badu
You are the Best Thing Comin’ From Where I’m  From – Anthony Hamilton
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
The 70's No One – Alicia Keys
I Will Survive –  Gloria Gaynor Unbreakable 
I’ll Take  You There- The Staples Singers’ I Ain’t Drunk (Blues)
Used To Be My Girl – The O’ Jays Magic – Charlie Wilson
Darlin’ Darlin  Baby – Luther Vandross September
Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle Green  Light
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead Mr. Officer
Celebration - Kool & The Gang                                            Spotlight – Jenifer Hudson
Ladies’ Night  Because  of You – Neo
Get Down On It  Shake Your body Down To The Ground – Michael Jackson
Jungle Boogie  Billie Jean
Hollywood Swinging  Don’t Stop Until You get Enough 
To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn There Goes My Baby
Back In Love Again – L.T.D. Before I Let Go
Brick House – The Commodores Too Close
Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye Line  Dances
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry The Electric Slide
Early In Morning – The Gap Band Cha Cha slide
Outstanding  Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky Get Loose – Teddy Pendergrass/(Bus Stop )
I Can’t Tell You Why – The Eagles Booty Call
Bad Girl – Donna Summer Mississippi Slide
Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste of Honey
Y.M.C.A. - The Village People Christmas Favorites
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger Silent Night – The Temptations
Get Down Tonight – K.C. & The Sunshine Band The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
Boogie Shoes  This Christmas – Donnie Hathaway
Ring My Bell – Anita Ward What Will The Lonely Do This Christmas
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Love’s Holiday – Earth, Wind & Fire
For The Good Times – Al Green
Keep It Hot – Cameo
Skin Tight – The Ohio Players
Slide- Slave
Happy Feelings - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Before  I Let Go
The Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
Tonight Is The Night
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Loves Changes - Mother’s Finest
If you Don’t Know Me By Now -  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
One In A Million – Larry Graham
Down On The Corner- Credence Clearwater Revival



Chris Munson
20 South Productions