The Band

Sound Essentials

Sound Essentials are an accomplished and versatile covers band, able to generate the perfect mood for any occasion.


The vibrant and energetic atmosphere needed to get your party started comes courtesy of a range of medleys and floor-fillers spanning the decades.



Sound Essentials Acoustic

Sound Essentials Acoustic can create the perfect accompaniment for drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts and other celebratory events such as birthdays, anniversaries and private dining experiences.

About Us

Claire Bryan

Claire has been a performing musician across the Midlands for several years.  She was the lead singer in the Nottingham based rock band Rivals who had a number 1 trending EP on iTunes and toured across the UK.  She currently teaches music at a secondary school in Mansfield.

David Cooke

David has been a music teacher at a school in Mansfield for many years.  Before that he was a freelance musician performing in theatres and clubs  around the UK, recording and arranging music for other musicians.  He also spent over five years touring as a keyboard player with Jimmy James and  the Vagabonds. 

James Oakton

James has been a professional and performing guitarist for many years including appearances on local and BBC radio.  He plays classical and electric guitar at many occasions, functions and in the restaurant at Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa.  As well as being an established musician, he has also been a music teacher in schools since 1997.