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IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR with Lord Esme / The Sticker Club / Angie Who / The After Thoughts

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After a three-year break (thanks Covid!) It’s A Family Affair returns to the Petersham Bowling Club on Sunday 26th March. The music starts at three and wraps up by six pm.

Hosted by ABC Kids ‘bubblegum’ act The Sticker Club and featuring a variety of other musical acts, this gig at one of Sydney’s most-loved bowlos is a great afternoon for parents and carers and their kids of all ages.

Apart from the Sticker Club (who will be launching their new single “Choc Chip Choo Choo Train”) also performing will be local indie act Lord Esme (who have a new single out now “Shane Warne”), children’s entertainer Angie Who (new single out soon), and teenage rockers The After Thoughts.

Doors 2.30pm           General admission $15 / Kids 5 and up $10 / Kids 0-5 FREE


Introducing Lord Esme, the four-piece Sydney pop band making a name for themselves with their eclectic sound and playful approach to music. Mixing pop, rock, and folk influences, their music is filled with humour, heart, and a love of shandies and cardigans. Lord Esme have recently released the first single (“Shane Warne”) from their forthcoming album (due out later this year).


The Sticker Club, from Sydney, have been playing their own songs for kids of all ages since 2012. Think the Archies-via-Chuck Berry. The band are lead singer Nellie Afford with Nic Dalton on guitar and bass, Ben Whitten on guitar, Damien Cassidy on Farfisa and bass, Alison Galloway on the drums and teenager Ruby Firmstone, who plays guitar and trombone. They have a new album out May (ABC Kids/Half A Cow) and and a single from it ("Choc Chip Choo Choo Train") is being launched at the show!


Like the circus, Angie Who creates musical experiences that bring families together with whimsy, folky, bluegrassy family music, approved by mums, dads and grandparents all over the place. 

Insta: @angie.who

Facebook: @angie.who


The After Thoughts are brother and sister Ruby and Oscar Firmstone, Alfie Jellett and Crimson Mackenzie. High school students in the Inner West, The After Thoughts met playing in a jazz big band, and bonded over their love for funk, indie pop and alternative rock. Drawing influence from the likes of Jimi Hendrix through to Drugdealer, their sound is funky, electric and always in the pocket.


Under 18s are welcome at the Petersham Bowling Club but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.

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