Wellington singer Estere produces most of her music in her bedroom with a musical co-hort she calls Lola.
So it's only apt that she showed up at her Aston Rd Sessions clad in her PJs.
Performing Patchwork Soldier, the third track off her self-released debut album. "Our life experiences are like different pieces of a patchwork quilt sewn together. Sometimes we need to give and receive help when trying to stitch up our ripped seams," she explained the subject of the song
Since obtaining Lola in March 2012, Estere has played festivals and shows in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Europe, and was picked to open for the Queen of Soul, Erukah Badu earlier this year in Auckland.
In April she released her debut self-titled album via Bandcamp. Fans of Estere applied for the opportunity to be part of an intimate and exclusive audience of only fifty at a secret location that was revealed on the day of the show.
The venue was Blue Barn Studios in the Wellington suburb of Newtown and offered fans the unique experience of watching a performance in a working studio environment.
"Aston Rd Sessions was a humbling opportunity to perform for an audience in an organic and intimate atmosphere," Estere said afterwards.
"It felt like everybody in the room was my dear friend."
The sessions were recorded and filmed in front of a live audience over three consecutive nights in the heart of Wellington city in May. Each night featured one local artist, Estere, Louis Baker, and Thomas Oliver, who performed a selection of new and previously released songs.
Further sessions will be revealed in coming weeks with performances by Louis Baker, Thomas Oliver and more from Estère.