//  Origin:  Philadelphia, PA
//  Genres:  Indie Folk
//  Years Active:  2020- Present
//  Independent Artist
Short Bio

essie + nap are an American Indie duo based in Philadelphia. The duo is comprised of vocalist Essie Riddle and guitar/bassist/vocalist, Andrew Napoli. The two are members of the Philly band Looseleaf and began writing together during the peak of the panorama in 2020. 


"Riddle’s rich voice is a force to be reckoned with as she proclaims, “my phone is my lifeline / with you on my mind.” A smoky guitar riff and a yearning bassline have the same sting as a declined call."

-WXPN, The Key

"The song is a powerhouse of vocals and guitar, really digging in to that angst in a relationship that should be more requited than it actually is."

-Adobe & Teardrops

"2020 may have left an odd void in music, but plenty of artists filled up the space with new projects that may have not otherwise happened. Take, for instance, the creation of essie + nap."

-WXPN, The Key


EMAIL: Sarah Riddle | essieandnap@gmail.com

PHONE:  (304) 421-3715