Some of our clients...


Jarred Hanks - Event Manager - Western Bulldogs

It is an absolute delight working with Mish Fornito. In what was a massive year for the Club in 2016 Mish was a terrific addition to a number of our major events including over the Grand Final weekend.

Mish is incredibly talented and every time she performed we had nothing but positive feedback.

In 2017 Mish has re-recorded a version of our theme song to coincide with the inaugural season of our AFL team.

We would highly recommend Mish to anyone who is looking for a great singer to provide great entertainment to any event.

Sarah McSporran - Events, Marketing & Sponsorship

Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA) Singapore – April 2014

Mish and band, what can we say. You were absolutely incredible! Thank you for such a fantastic night. From the moment we saw your show reel we knew that our crowd would love you, and you lived up to all expectations. You were extremely professional and courteous over email, and when we met you had such great charisma and that really showed on stage. Your voices were incredible and the diversity of your play list was fantastic.

The only time our dance floor wasn’t full was when you were on your break – we couldn’t get you back on stage sooner. Thank you for making our ball in Singapore such a success. It was a wonderful reminder of the great talent that Australia produces. We hope to have you back in 2015!

Bonnie Hedington - Events Coordinator - Melbourne Racing Club

Mish has become a local act at our events and never ceases to amaze us.  


Mish’s flexibility, broad selection of genres and ability to read the crowd allows her to be a chameleon performer appealing to all present. This is such an important attribute at our events due to the wide range and large number of audiences.


Not only is Mish a delight on stage, she is an absolute pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Marina Dowling - Events Manager - Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moonee Valley Racing Club have been privileged to work with Mish Fornito for many years now. Mish and her band pride themselves on creating and delivering a great night of live entertainment to suit various audiences here at the track.

Above all they have been accommodating in dealing with the diverse requirements of performing as part of the race day experience and delivery a fun and upbeat musical vibe!

Rebecca Leahy – Event Manager NSW, Mitsubishi Electric

We have had nothing but positive feedback on the performance of Essential at our event on Saturday night at the Park Hyatt.  We will never get away with using a DJ at these events in the future thanks to Essential!  They were fantastic. 

Mich and Ricky have amazing voices.  They were a pleasure to deal with right from the very beginning.  The selection of music was ideal

for our audience.  We've never had so many of our guests still dancing at the end of the night!


Brisbane Lions Football Team

Mish was fantastic on the weekend - she had such great presence and everyone at the function commented on the atmosphere that she added to the room.

 We will be in touch again this year - looking forward to the next one!  Thanks!


Mick Alldis - Glenn College Site Supervisor/ Academic Program Coordinator 

Essential were fantastic for our feature event on the student calendar here at La Trobe Residences. They had everyone up and out of their seats and singing along to classics, golden oldies and current hits…. Mish has performed for us before and was, as always, the complete professional on the night.

Thanks for making our night the success it was!


Kathryn Fisher - Monash Health

The night was a great success and the band were ‘amazing’.   The guests just couldn’t get enough!  I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great dance band!  Everyone in the band were so accommodating and made my job so much easier.

Janelle Green - Moonee Valley Race Club

Both Russell and Essential were great! Lovely people and they coped with the short play times really well. I would definitely recommend them and use them again on course.


Deloitte Accounting 

For all my meticulous planning and endless hours of preparation, the success of my event really came down to one decision – choosing Essential. From the beginning their friendly and mature manner meant that they were a pleasure to deal with. On the night, their amazing talent had the dance floor full from the very first song. Their interaction with the crowd and professionalism made my event the success that it was and I would have no hesitation in recommending them for future corporate or personal functions.


Tracie Price - MLC Girls’ College

Thank you so much for all your help along the way organising Essential to play at our inaugural Year 12 Valedictory dinner at Etihad Stadium, it was a huge success with no less than 500 people taking to the dance floor for the first dance and I don't think the numbers dropped for the rest of the night and with the requests for "more" at the end of the night showed we could not get enough of the Band!


Debbie Wadwell, Executive Assistant, Scania Australia Pty Ltd

Both The New Musicmen and Essential were fantastic.  The feedback from everyone attending has been excellent.  Essential are a very talented group and played a great mix of music that suited the varied ages groups.  They were also extremely professional in changing their schedule to fit us when we started running behind schedule.
I also appreciate the advise and assistance given by all in helping make our Christmas party a complete success. I look forward to working with you again in the future.



Daniel Webb , Latchford Barracks Army Logistic Soldiers Club 

On be half of myself and the soldiers of the Army Logistic Soldiers Club, Thank you for your performance on Friday Night the 30th of July.

Your attendance at the function contributed to the atmosphere of the club. I hope you enjoyed your night at the Lowerson Club!

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