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The Messengers





The Essentials are an exciting five piece events, wedding and party band from Merseyside, playing a wide variety of popular rock / pop / soul music from the 60’s onwards. They have been together since 2006, and their line-up is lead vocals, guitar, keyboard/vocals, bass/vocals, drums.

They have performed at a great many parties, weddings and corporate events, including Wirral and Liverpool councils, The Great Manchester Run, Unilever, Cammell Lairds, Macdonald Hotel Chain, Peckforton Castle. The band have also been featured at the annual Mathew St Festival in Liverpool.

Band members have also played live sessions with famous artists, and completed professional studio sessions. They are all experienced, accomplished musicians with a professional approach. They are passionate about their music and they stick closely to the feel and sound of the original recordings. Wherever they have played, they have had people dancing, having a good time and asking for more! There really is something for everyone at a Messengers gig!


Totally professional, highly experienced rock and pop party band

Broad repertoire of music covered

Talented and versatile musicians

Smart and stylish appearance

Top class equipment

Excellent value for money

5 piece band as standard



What Sort of Music do they Play?

The Essentials have a varied and extensive set list. They play expertly performed popular rock, pop and soul songs from the 1960’s to the present day – from the Beatles, Stevie Wonder and The Kinks to The Killers, Stereophonics and Coldplay. They can even learn songs on request, provided four week’s notice is given.


What will the band look like?

The band can tailor their look to suit your needs on the night. For weddings and corporate events they dress more formally, or if it is a more informal party, they can dress more casually if you prefer. The five piece band can take up very little space and requires a minimum stage space of 4 x 4 metres.


Your Event

The Essentials are completely flexible and can play sets of 45 or 60 minutes. During the breaks they can provide mixed styles of music through their sound system, at no extra cost. They can adapt volume levels to suit the event and size of the room. The band performance is always tight, dynamic and entertaining and they continually rehearse and learn new songs.


Superior Equipment

The band provides excellent stage lighting and uses professional quality gear from manufacturers such as Fender, Musicman, Peavey, Yamaha, JBL, Shure, Pearl.






Heatwave – Martha and the Vandellas

Get Ready – The Temptations
Daydream Believer  - The Monkees
You Really Got Me - The Kinks

My Girl – The Temptations

Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters

You Can’t Hurry Love – Diana Ross

All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

Lets Get it on – Marvin Gaye

Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

Twist and Shout – The Beatles


Town Called Malice – The Jam

Moondance – Van Morrison

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Easy – The Commodores

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie wonder

Let it Be – The Beatles

Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley

Disco Inferno – The Trammps

Good Times – Chic

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Waiting in Vain – Bob Marley

Time – Pink Floyd

Ricky Don’t Lose That Number – Steely Dan

Long Train Coming – The Doobie Brothers

80’s to Present Day
Mr Brightside - The Killers

When We were Young – The Killers
Sit Down – James

Word Up – Cameo / Gunn
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
All These Things That I Have Done - The Killers
Valerie – The Zutons

Molly’s Chamber – Kings Of Leon
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Dakota – Stereophonics

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

Dani California – Chilli Peppers

Zephyr – Chilli Peppers

Hard to Handle – Black Crowes

Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis

Clocks – Coldplay

Yellow – Coldplay

Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters

Alright – Supergrass

Crazy – Gnarls Berkeley

You Do Something To Me – Paul weller

Faith – George Michael


First Dance Recommendations
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
Yellow – Coldplay

All I Want is You – U2
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol





Weddings around Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire including:


Aintree Race Course - Liverpool

Chester race course

Macdonald Portal Hotel – Tarporley, Cheshire

Peckforton Castle – Tarporley, Cheshire

Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

Thornton Manor – Wirral

Doubletree Hotel – Chester

Neston Cricket Club – Wirral

Morecombe Golf Club – Lancashire

Manor House Hotel - Staffordshire


Parties / Corporate events around Merseyside and Cheshire and beyond, including:


Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, Wirral

Unilever, Wirral

Aquila Trucks Ltd – Birmingham

Jack Rabbit Slims - Hoylake

Cammell Lairds - Birkenhead

Fundraising event for the ‘3100 miles’ charity

Pacific Road Arts Centre, Birkenhead, Wirral

Upton Convent Girls Grammar School, Wirral

Mathew St Festival, Liverpool

Great Manchester Run – Charity Fundraiser

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