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, red hot chili peppers, bonnie raitt, kelly clarkson and adele to gavin degraw, marvin gaye, train, the beatles and back to gladys knight, 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, tony kukulich, 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

                                    Photos by Mark Elberson

Essential news:

It's been a long winter and a long time since we've played any public venues.  Now that spring has sprung, it would be great to see everyone at one of our upcoming gigs.  We will play for the University of Delaware's AG Day, the opening night of the St Helena's Carnival in Wilmington, and also kick off the Summer Concert Series at Paradocx Vineyards over Memorial Day!  We're still doing private parties and events, but hope to catch you at at local event soon!  Sign up for the mailing list to get reminders of upcoming Essentials Gigs.

Essential members:

Dorothy Hoilman       vocals
Roger Hoilman           guitar, vocals
Dan Sarkissian            drums, vocals
Dustin Samples           bass, vocals
Tony Kukulich            guitar, bass

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