London Essentials

London Essentials
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The London Essentials is a collective of 5 nomadic musicians, first cosmically united in 2010 by their irrepressible calling to entertain the masses.

Founded by bandleader Ben Matthews, the group was born from his experience living in the busking Mecca that is Nice, France.

"Fantastic!" - George Clooney

Transferring these skills of showmanship and spontaneity to the professional realm was the driving concept behind the band.

The London Essentials perform completely acoustically, requiring no amplification or stage, preferring instead to mingle with the audience - serenading, flattering, surprising and seducing their listeners as they go.

"You guys are amazing" - Holly Branson on her wedding on Necker Island.

The group's audacious repertoire ranges from Rat Pack Swing through 60's rock n' roll and 80's classics to current chart music, giving hits from across the decades the distinctive Essentials treatment - unique instrumentation, riotous performances and telepathic 5-part vocal harmonies.

Word of mouth has been crucial to the London Essentials' progress, the zeitgeist spreading fast thanks to the pedigree of gigs and clients accrued even in the band's first year.

Performing for the Bransons on Necker Island, KP Singh on a floating palace in Udaipur, the British Royals in London and some of Europe's biggest companies throughout the continent has taken the band to increasing success.

"Great music, pure euphoria...cheers for the London Essentials" - Andrea Bocelli

The London Essentials are stunning when they play between the courses between the tables over dinner -  they can bring chaos to a wedding (in a good way)! 

They are incredibly popular with clients who just want to spice up a dinner party!

They are all acoustic so they don’t need any PA (sound or light) although for anything over 300/400 guests it’s best to use radio mics.

Classique has the pleasure of working closely with The London Essentials so please do contact us for availability for your event - you will have a ball!

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal requests and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.