This american eclectic rock band first got my attention when they sent me a message on Twitter. After looking up House of Essex, it became clear this five person band from New Jersey is both diverse and hugely talented. Between them, these musicians have toured around the world, played with Bruce Springsteen and Carly Simon, and worked for a number of hit broadway plays, such as Hairspray.
The band includes lead vocalist Tim Welch, bass and vocalist Gregory Jones, percussionist David Longworth, harmony vocals Lora McFarlane, and lead guitarist Courtney Sappington.
When listening to the tracks of House of Essex you will instantly hear the strong influence of rock, jazz and soul. Although not a band for everyone, this band certainly deserves to be checked out! The music generated by this band reminds me a great deal of artists like Santana and Bruce Springsteen, and I would even have to add - listening to Tim Welch reminds me a great deal of Chris Cornell.
If you are interested by what you have heard then I urge you to check out their EP: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/house-of-essex-ep/id564391025
9th November. Hat City Kitchen - NJ
13th December. Sullivan Hall - NYC
For more information about this band, check out their website: http://houseofessexband.com/HOE/Welcome.html