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Essie Thomas performs at the Northern Rivers Hotel.
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Darren Coyne

It’s wonderful when one of your favorite artists returns to the northern rivers region after doing the ‘Melbourne thing’ for a couple of years.

It’s even better when she scores a residency at the pub down the road in North Lismore on Sunday afternoons.

North Coast-based singer/songwriter Essie Thomas will again be delivering her ‘soulful vocals with a roots/blues twist’, at the Coopers Live Music sessions at the Northern Rivers Hotel in Lismore this Sunday.

With a couple of albums under her belt, including her latest Pushing for Change, Essie has a wealth of material to draw upon for her live shows, and is currently working on a new album set to be released this year.

The events at the Northern Rivers Hotel are child friendly, and while Essie has the residency, she is supporting other live artists during September through to November.

She  will be playing as a duo alongside singer/percussionist Nastaij as well as mixing it up with friends and guests over the months.

This Sunday, from 5pm until 7pm, she will add another local artist to her line, after a performance by female singer-songwriter Miz Marto from 4 to 5pm.

October shows on 12 and 19 will feature CC The Cat and Felicity Lawless, respectively.

A full band will perform the final 16 November.

In the meantime, for those unable to catch Essie in Lismore on Sunday, she will be opening the show at the Barnyard Jamboree, at Sunforest Farm, 80 Browns Crescent, Mcleods Shoot, Bangalow on Saturday.

For a taste of Essie Thomas’s style, check out the launch of her album Pushing for Change, at the Nimbin Town Hall.


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