the essentials

  the essentials

welcome to the essentials. 

good friends, good tunes, and good musicians, mean good times! 

we enjoy playing
great material and making it our own!  we believe that the essentials will surprise you with our variety of music ranging from the 60's to the top 40 of today!  even though it makes it extremely difficult to categorize a band that goes from Pink, ZZ Ward, Bonnie Raitt, Kelly Clarkson and Adele to Gavin Degraw, Marvin Gaye, Meghan Trainor, Train, The Beatles and back to Carrie Underwood, and Kings of Leon!  we love the diversity and being able to keep a crowd of multiple generations dancing and having a great time together!

driven by three and four part harmonies and a heart pumping rhythm section, the essentials are: dorothy & roger hoilman, cooke harvey and dan sarkissian come out and experience the essentials for yourself!  it's all you need!

we are the essentials!

Photos by Pat Bush

                                    Photos by Mark Elberson

Essential news:
Join us for our annual Christmas Party at the HillTop on December 19th!  Our last show of the year, last show until spring while we redesign our repertoire, and a reunion with original Essentials guitarist Tony Kukulich!

Recommend a place for us to play near you!  If you have a private party or event, let the Essentials make it a memorable, fun time!

Essential members:

Dorothy Hoilman       vocals
Roger Hoilman           guitar, vocals
Dan Sarkissian            drums, vocals
Cooke Harvey             bass, vocals

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