Cleveland, late 1960s-early 1970s
Essence were a band from Cleveland who played from the late 1960s into the early 1970s. The band members were:
Bob Burdecki - sax
Vic Gattozzi - lead vocals, keyboards
Don Lyall - sax
Dave Owen - guitar
Cliff Petriella - bass
John Petriella - trumpet
Vince Simonetta - drums
Rick Tennyson - trumpet
All the members would sing backing depending on the song.
The band played at the Lantern, the In-Spot, and various high school dances on the east side of Cleveland.
They did not make any recordings.