Essex County with Steve Dorff


Franklin Theatre Wed, Oct 18 8:00 PM


British brother trio Essex County is known for its fusion of gritty, masculine vocals, pristine family harmony, and irreverent guitar. The exclusive mix earned the “So Good” singers millions of streams, a spot atop multiple Spotify playlists, and invitations to perform at some of country music’s most prestigious venues and festivals, including Ryman Auditorium, Bluebird Café and headlining BMI’s Key West Songwriter’s Festival.

The men – Nate Bass, Mark Bass and Kieran Bass – have been performing together since they were children. Mark won U.K. Guitarist of the Year when he was 11 years old, awarded by a panel of celebrity judges. The brothers formed a group called Next of Kin, signed their first record deal and toured Europe with some of the world’s most known pop stars. They were finalists on “The X Factor” U.K. before coming to Nashville to pursue a career in country music.

In 2020, Essex County released their debut country single, “So Good,” which accumulated nearly 2 million streams and soared to the top of Spotify’s prestigious New Boots playlist. The song’s video stayed in the Top 10 on CMT for months. Propelled by that success, their EP, also called “So Good,” is the first and only video EP to debut on CMT. Later that year, their Christmas song “Last Christmas” was No. 1 on Spotify’s Country Christmas playlist for the entire holiday season.

Essex County released their follow-up, self-titled EP in the fall of 2022 while they were in England to play multiple, soldout theater shows and festivals. With an assortment of dates and genre-jumping music slated for the coming months, Essex County is poised to lead country music’s first British Invasion.


2018 Songwriter's Hall of Fame Inductee, Steve Dorff, has had over 400 songs recorded, totalling in 12 #1 hits, 10 Top 5 hits, 9 # 1 hits from Motion Pictures, songs with over 8 million BMI performances, and 42 BMI Awards. He has composed 30 Motion Picture scores and 16 Television Themes and Scores and has had songs charted in 5 consecutive decades, with #1 records across 4 decades earning him 3 Grammy Nominations and 6 Emmy Nomintations. HE is also the author of his memoir, "I Wrote That One Too" which outlines the stories behind the songs as well as his incredible journey as a successgul songwriter and producer in the music industry. Top hits include "I Cross My Heart - George Strait," "Heartland - George Straight," "Through the Years - Kenny Greenwood," "Don't Underestimate My Love - Lee Greenwood," and "Coca-Cola Cowboy - Mel Tillis."



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