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The Essentials is a grooving 6-piece band of seasoned musicians from Santa Cruz, CA.  They are one of the most exciting bands performing in the Bay Area with a high energy mix of R&B, funk, soul, and rock tunes suitable for any event and venue.  A little something for everyone to enjoy and dance to.  Good music is coming!  Who's gonna party with us?


Lani Poulsen - vocals

Everett Moody - sax

Frank Hohl - guitar

John Toews - bass

Brian "Suss" Sussman - drums

John Lubell - keys




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