There's a saying in the industry..."All the gear but no idea". With more and more people popping up and starting their own "audio business", it's hard to know who really knows their stuff. We've been here since 2006 and with many years experience behind us and not just a college course in sound engineering, we know that you only get one chance to get it right.
Some people just want to 'dry hire' - take the equipment away and operate it themselves. 'Event Production’ means that we deliver, set up, operate and then dismantle; We'll take care of it all from start to finish. Every event is unique and that's why you'll be allocated a personal contact from our small team to discuss and work with your requirements. From a conference to a music event or a charity ball; we have experience with working alongside many local venues and an extensive range of equipment for both inside and out.
If you're a registered charity and you provide us with a charity number, we'll go one step further and give you a discount.
"Essential Sounds delivered a professional and affordable solution for our live event. From initial consultancy to the event itself, we were impressed with the quality of the service and collaboration. We look forward to working with them again."
"We used Essential Sounds to provide lighting and sound design for a theatre production. Exceptional service, quality of equipment and professionalism. Would recommend and will use again."
"Essential Sounds have provided a service to the church I attend for lighting and sound at concert events as well as weddings. First class attitude and service. Will use these guys again."
"In my area of work I regularly work with sound engineers and theatre technicians. I know from experience that balancing vocals, PA systems and mics to produce a good sound is very difficult. However, Essential Sounds managed this with ease. They created a great balance in what could only be described as a difficult venue. I am very pleased with the end result and feedback has been very positive. I would highly recommend their services and I will definitely be using them again the future."
"Very very happy indeed! I don't think people expected such a professional set up. Thanks you so much."
"Thank you so much for your service on Saturday. The equipment you supplied was very good and it served our needs vey well!"
"Thanks for all your help at the OVN conference. Will will definately be in touch again!"
"A friendly & prompt service, Essential Sounds worked thoughtfully around the schools needs."
"Richard worked with our students very well, he even taught our staff a thing or two! His weekly step by step course really helped the students remember the basics. Lessons were very well planned and kept everyone engaged."
"Richie at Essential Sounds has provided sound & lights at numerous events I have played at. I've always found him to be totally reliable, professional and willing to do all he can to ensure the event is a total success. He's always willing to go that extra mile and nothing is too much trouble. His communication pre, during & post gig is always spot on. I would totally recommend Essential Sounds for all your AV needs! Richie is my first choice sound guy every time! He's a legend!"
"Absolutely fantastic! Very knowledgable guys, offering lots of helpful advice."
"The service from day one was transparent and clear. Essential Sounds attended a number of site visits with ourselves and even dealt with the venue when it came to answering technical questions. They provided Sound provision with 12 headset radio microphones and amplification for 7 piece band. We were absolutely blown away with the quality and high standards. We'll never go anywhere else!"
"Our church has used Essential Sounds several times, both indoors and out, always with complete satisfaction. Book with confidence."
"I have worked regularly with Essential Sounds on a variety of projects. I could not recommend their services highly enough. Very rarely do you encounter a company that is willing to go the extra mile to make sure that everything is perfect! Richie is highly skilled, knowledgable and is always prepared to give 100% plus in everything that he does. He is approachable, reliable, and highly professional. When it comes to sound, staging, lights, PA and installation I wouldn't have anyone else!"
"Hired sound and lighting for a small conference. Super professional, patient and really accommodating to changes we had to make. Good guys too."
"The services of Richie from Essential Sounds were absolutely essential to the success of our event!! In Richie's professional, capable and cheerful approach he provided a calming influence alongside a perfect service. We were delighted with the results, we would definitely use this business again and thoroughly recommend Essential Sounds."
"Great communication, excellent attention to detail - Richie takes great pride in his work - you wont be disappointed!"
"My fiance and I required a small sound system and some lighting for our wedding reception. We orginally received a quote from another "AV company" listed on here, however after confirming the booking we heard nothing back from them until a couple of days before the day. We rang around and spoke to Essential Sounds and we had no regrets. We've passed their details onto our friends who will be getting married early next year, so expect a phone call soon. Thank you and sorry for being so stressed!!!! Really professional and great to communicate with."
"Richie's knowledge of the venue we hired was great for us as he knew the type of speakers and equipment that would work best. Richie turned up, installed and demo'd the kit to us and then gave a courtesy call after the event. Highly recommended and we will be using again"