There is an Essex in the states….Ive forgotten where, but, there is. I also knew about the Essex where your from. My step dad does a lot of geneology, and I shut my eyes and pointed to a word is his book he had out at the time and it hit Essex, then fell on Valentine….really a crappy way to get a band name, but I kind of like it. The Essex in the states that he has family from looks kind of cool, looks really old. So, I guess really the name means nothing, but I like it. Its a cool "band" because all of the stuff that is "too soft" for Randy Jane, I can play with EV.