Soulful grooves, Beautiful Crisp Melodies, virtuoso level musicianship, and a desire to be the best are all a part of the 5-peice soul fusion band
Essential Vybe is a Baltimore based band that plays an eclectic blend of Rock, Soul, and Funk. A band jam packed with virtuosity and charisma, they love what they do and share that love with the fans. Extremely ambitious and dedicated to music, Essential Vybe is always ready to put on a show that no one will ever forget.
Essential Vybe started in 2013 when Jordan Gillis (Guitar) and Daniel Generette (Vocals) met at a Pawn Shop in Essex, Maryland. They would later start jamming together and writing songs in Jordan’s shack. Sharing a vision of being the best, taking there skills to the highest level, and writing the greatest songs ever, the two formed the soul fusion band “Essential Vybe.” They later added Joshua Long (Keyboards/Guitars), Johnathan “bone” Marquis (Drums), and Josh Ballard (Bass) to the line-up.
On September 4, 2015 the band released their debut E.P. entitled “One and Only.” The E.P. is a fresh blend of soul, rock and funk that is both electrifying and beautiful. Bad Chick has a fun, sexy groove around the contrasting vocals of Danny and Jordan. The title Track “One and Only” has a soft, catchy rock feel with a beautiful guitar solo. Fever is a nice laid back R&B throwback that showcases Danny G’s strong yet crisp vocal abilities.
Over the past two years Essential Vybe has performed at landmark Baltimore venues such as Rams Head Live and Fish Head Cantina. The band has been the featured artist at the Eclectic Peace & A Cup of Joe’s Acoustic Thursdays. The Future of Essential Vybe is releasing more music, performing larger events, and pushing their soulful sounds beyond their limits. The band is playing gigs regularly all over the Baltimore-Washington Area as well as writing and composing new material.