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 Forties, 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 known for backing up and opening for the following Entertainers: "ROY C", "Chuck Roberson" "The Lollipop Man". Essence Band has opened up shows for "Betty Wright" and "Bobby Womack".

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







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