The Essentials

The Essentials are comprised of vocals, Jazz guitar, bass, saxophone and drums,  they can seamlessly play your event from start to finish taking your guests on a journey from ambient background to full dance floor action.

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A Bit About The Essentials

The Essentials perform a wide variety of styles from lay back Jazz great for pre-dinner drinks or back ground music, through to Swing Jazz, Latin, Soul and up to Rock n Roll to get everybody up and dancing.

The Essentials are comprised of vocals, Jazz guitar, bass, saxophone and drums,  they can seamlessly play your event from start to finish taking your guests on a journey from ambient background to full dance floor action.

 

Songlist
JAZZ, LATIN, RHYTHM & BLUES, CABARET, ‘JAZZish’ POP
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ – FATS WALLER
  • Alright, Okay, You Win – VARIOUS
  • Autumn Leaves – VARIOUS
  • Beyond The Sea – BOBBY DARIN, ROBBIE WILLIAMS
  • Bye Bye, Blackbird – VARIOUS
  • Cheek To Cheek – FRED ASTAIRE
  • Come Fly With Me – FRANK SINATRA
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – FRANK SINATRA
  • Early In The Morning – LOUIS JORDAN, HARRY NILSSON
  • Fever – PEGGY LEE
  • Fly Me To The Moon – FRANK SINATRA
  • A Ghost Of A Chance – FRANK SINATRA
  • Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good To You – VARIOUS
  • Georgia On My Mind – RAY CHARLES
  • God Bless The Child – BILLIE HulIDAY
  • How Long Has This Been Going On? – CHET BAKER
  • I Love The Life I Live – GEORGIE FAME, ROYAL CROWN REVUE
  • I’m Your Man – LEONARD COHEN
  • (I Say) Yeh Yeh – GEORGIE FAME
  • I Thought About You – FRANK SINATRA
  • I Got Rhythm – VARIOUS
  • It Had To Be You – FRANK SINATRA,
  • HARRY CONNICK, Jr I’ve Got You Under
  • My Skin – FRANK SINATRA
  • I Was Made For Loving You – KISS
  • Jumping With Symphony Sid – LESTER YOUNG, JOE JACKSON
  • Lady Is A Tramp – FRANK SINATRA
  • Let’s Fall In Love – FRANK SINATRA
  • Let’s Get Lost – CHET BAKER
  • Mack The Knife – BOBBY DARIN
  • Moon River – ANDY WILLIAMS
  • Mr PC – JOHN CulTRANE
  • Muddy Water – VARIOUS
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me – NINA SIMONE
  • My One And Only Love – CHET BAKER
  • Night And Day – FRANK SINATRA
  • One Note Samba – VARIOUS
  • On the Sunny Side Of The Street – VARIOUS
  • Ornithulogy – CHARLIE PARKER
  • (Our) Love Is Here To Stay – FRANK SINATRA
  • Moody’s Mood For Love – GEORGIE FAME, AMY WINEHOUSE
  • Moondance – VAN MORRISON
  • My Funny Valentine – FRANK SINATRA, CHET BAKER
  • Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – DORIS DAY
  • Quando, Quando, Quando – VARIOUS
  • Satin Dull – FRANK SINATRA
  • Skylark – VARIOUS
  • Strullin’ – PRINCE
  • St Thomas – SONNY RulLINS, MARK MURPHY
  • Summertime – VARIOUS
  • Sunny Afternoon – THE KINKS
  • It’s wonderful – VARIOUS
  • Tempation – TOM WAITS, DIANNA KRALL
  • That uld Feeling – CHET BAKER
  • There Will Never Be Another You – CHET BAKER
  • (Funny How) Time Slips Away – WILLIE NELSON, BRYAN FERRY, VINCE JONES
  • That uld Feeling – CHET BAKER
  • Too Close For Comfort – MEL TORME
  • The Way You Look Tonight – FRED ASTAIRE
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me – FRED ASTAIRE, ROD STEWART
  • This Guy’s In Love With You – HERB ALPERT
  • Watermelon Man – HERBIE HANCOCK
  • What A Difference a Day Made – DINAH WASHINGTON
  • What A Wonderful World – LOUIS ARMSTRONG
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? – VARIOUS
  • Where Or When – FRANK SINATRA
  • Witchcraft – FRANK SINATRA
  • Work Song – NAT ADDERLEY
  • You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To – MEL TORME
  • You’re Just Too Good To Be True – CHRIS MONTEZ
ROCK, POP, FUNK, SOUL, DISCO, REGGAE, etc
  • Baby You Can Drive My Car – THE BEATLES
  • Bring It On Home To Me – SAM COOKE
  • Brown -Eyed Girl – VAN MORRISON
  • Common People – PULP
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – QUEEN, MICHAELBUBLE
  • Cigarettes Will Kill You – BEN LEE
  • Dancing In The Street – MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS, MICK JAGGER & DAVID BOWIE
  • A Girl Like You – EDWYN CulLINS
  • Gin -Soaked Boy – TOM WAITS
  • Goin’ Out West – TOM WAITS
  • Great Balls Of Fire – JERRY LEE LEWIS
  • Hallelujah, I Love Her So – RAY CHARLES
  • Have I Tuld you Lately (That I Love You) – VAN MORRISON, ROD STEWART
  • The Heart of Saturday Night – TOM WAITS
    High and Dry – RADIOHEAD
  • Higher Ground – STEVIE WONDER, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – JAMES TAYLOR, MICHAEL BUBLE
  • Hump De Bump – RED HOT CHILI
    PEPPERS
  • If I Only Had A Brain – MC 900ft JESUS
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) – JAMES BROWN
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine – MARVIN GAYE
  • I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock & Rull) – DAVE EDMONDS
  • Iko Iko – DR JOHN
  • I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight – BOB DYLAN, ROBERT PALMER
  • In The Midnight Hour – WILSON PICKETT, ROXY MUSIC
  • Into Your Arms – LEMONHEADS
  • (I Say) Yeh Yeh – GEORGIE FAME
  • It’s All Over Now – BOBBY WOMACK, RY COODER, THE RulLING STONES
  • I Will Survive- GLORIA GAYNOR, CAKE
  • Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile) – VAN MORRISON, DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
  • The Jean Genie – DAVID BOWIE
  • Jockey Full Of Bourbon – TOM WAITS
  • Kansas City – VARIOUS
  • Kiss – PRINCE, TOM JONES
  • Leaps And Bounds – PAUL KELLY
  • Let’s Stay Together – AL GREEN
  • The Love Cats – THE CURE
  • Love is In the Air – JOHN PAUL YOUNG
  • Lust For Life – IGGY POP
  • A Message to You, Rudy – THE SPECIALS
  • Miss You – THE RulLING STONES
  • Moondance – VAN MORRISON
  • The New Pullution – BECK
  • uliver’s Army – ELVIS COSTELLO
  • The Outdoor Type – LEMONHEADS
  • Psycho Killer – TALKING HEADS
  • Red Red Wine – NEIL DIAMOND, UB40
  • Rain Dogs – TOM WAITS
  • Route 66 – THE RulLING STONES
  • The Ship Song – NICK CAVE
  • Such Great Heights – THE POSTAL SERVICE, BEN FulDS, IRON & WINE
  • Surfin’ USA – THE BEACH BOYS
  • Swordfishtrombone – TOM WAITS
  • Take Me To The River – AL GREEN, TALKING HEADS, BRYAN FERRY
  • Tequila – ?
  • That’s Alright, Mama – ELVIS PRESLEY
  • These Boots Are Made for Walking – NANCY SINATRA, BOYS NEXT DOOR
  • The Tide is High – BLONDIE, ATOMIC KITTEN
  • You Never Can Tell – CHUCK BERRY
  • Under The Boardwalk – THE DRIFTERS, THE RulLING STONES
  • Viva Las Vegas – ELVIS PRESLEY
  • Walkin’ The Dog – RUFUS THOMAS, THE RulLING STONES
  • Walkin’ On The Sun – SMASHMOUTH
  • Walk On The Wild Side – DAVID BOWIE
  • Waterloo Sunset – THE KINKS
  • What’s New Pussycat? – TOM JONES
  • Wonderful World – SAM COOKE

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