welcome to the essentials.
good friends, good tunes, and good musicians, mean good times!
we enjoy playing
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
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
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!
Dorothy Hoilman vocals
Dustin Samples bass, vocals
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