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About Essential Entertainment

Essential Entertainments roots go back as far as 1978. The company, has been managed throughout by Tracy Jacobs, whose instincts and creative vision have earned her the reputation of being an entertainment industry oracle.

We believe that what sets us apart from other agencies is the knowledge we have to ensure that any event we work on is stress free and delivers on every level from the moment an artist is selected through the contractual procedure, taking care of any technical issues through to a seamless performance.

Our contacts within the industry ensure that depending on budget and availability, we can secure any artist of your choice. However our creativity knows no bounds – present us with your brief and we will deliver!

Call 01276 675263 to find out how we can help you, or forward Essential Entertainment’s details to a friend.

Why become a client?

If you’ve never worked with us before you may not realise how much value Essential Entertainment can add to your business. We’re proud of what we do and boast a high percentage of happy returning clients. If you’d like to join that ever growing list, share your next client brief with us and experience our knowledge and expertise for yourself!

“Extremely professional, helpful, forward-thinking”

Working with Essential Entertainment is a very easy decision to make.  They are extremely professional, helpful, forward-thinking and always of good humour!   If you are looking for a great band, something out of the ordinary or a ‘star’ name for any event, Essential Entertainment will be a great choice to make

Sue Coulbeck,
Bourne Leisure

“I certainly wouldn't use anyone else”

Thank you for arranging such wonderful entertainment.  The Bees Knees were amazing and I think their first set took everyone’s breath away and certainly set the scene for the rest of the evening.  Miss Kiddy and the Cads were fabulous and the dance floor was full throughout the evening.

Thank you and Rachael for all your hard work.  Tracy, you have so much knowledge and sound advice, I certainly wouldn’t use anyone else now.

Lesley Minter, Dixon Wilson

“The right band to match each style of event”

Essential Entertainment has always been one of my first choices to contact for fantastic covers bands over the past eight years. Thanks to Tracy’s true professionalism, I can relax in the knowledge that she will have provided me with the right band to match each style of event.

Emma Davies

Hot Jam International

“We couldn’t have done it without her”

We have had the pleasure in working alongside Tracy at Essential since 2011. From day one she gave us so much advise and has had a massive hand in making Wild Boys what it is today. We couldn’t have done it without her. We love working with Essential and always look forward to performing at their events. They know how to make an event extra special and their event management is second to none! Thanks for your continued support

Wild Boys

“It was great to work with you ”

A huge thank you to you for collating and managing our entertainment schedule. I’m sure we will be in touch again when the time comes for our next event planning – it was great to work with you and all of the acts were amazing. I have to say that the guys were absolutely brilliant, so friendly and the concept is so unique and original – great suggestion! 


Sucden Financial

“The best in entertainment”

Thanks for all your help and once again providing me with the best in entertainment. The boys were amazing. A very tight performance, easy to work with and nice blokes too! The venue were over the moon which as you know is absolute music to my ears.  Huge thanks again


Production Plus

“I have always found Essential Entertainment a pleasure to deal with”

As a working musician, band leader and company director, I have always found Essential Entertainment a pleasure to deal with. Their approach has always been highly professional and they have made sure we’ve been well looked after at every event we have played for them.

Joe Ringer

“Angie was a compete star”

We all loved the bands you provided and Angie was a complete star. The client called the whole night "amazing", so I think we did well!

Emma Kimber, Hot Jam International

Twice the Talent

Essential Entertainment, based in Surrey, started working with Blackburn International in 2011 and a formidable joint venture was born. Blackburn International’s roots are firmly immersed in the cruising industry supplying guest entertainers, and more recently production shows, to all of the major cruise lines. Their head office is here in the UK but as the business has grown they have offices in Las Vegas, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Miami. Our collaborative database offers hundreds of amazing artists ready to perform anywhere in the world.

Put this exceptional partnership to work for you.

Call +44 (0)1276 675263


Essential Entertainment
1st Floor East, Marlin
459 London Road
Camberley, Surrey
GU15 3JA

T: +44 (0)1276 675263

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