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, 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, dustin samples and dan sarkissian come out and experience the essentials for yourself!  it's all you need!

we are the essentials!

Photos by Pat Bush

Essential news:

The full band kicks off 2017 at the Hilltop Crab House in Avondale on April 21st! 

Don't forget to catch Roger singing in the George Harrison Tribute
on May 6th! 
             For tickets click HERE

Essential members:
Dorothy Hoilman       vocals
Roger Hoilman           guitar, vocals
Dan Sarkissian            drums, vocals
Dustin Samples           bass, vocals

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