Lessons on stage, circa 1982 - 1983


Lessons circa 2017

Nessie Lessons is a singer who made frequent collaborations with The Residents.

For a brief time, she was married to Hardy Fox.


Nessie was allegedly married to Hardy Fox in 1976 and first appeared on The Residents' Commercial Album in 1980, with initially uncredited vocals on several tracks.

Her first credited appearance was on The Tunes Of Two Cities, on which she performed as lead vocalist.

She toured with The Residents as part of their Mole Show, providing vocals on both the opening and closing track, and acting as the spokesperson for the band when Penn Jillette was unavailable.

In 1984, she and Fox divorced on good terms, after Hardy met Roman.[1] Her last activity with the band before the divorce was H.E.L.L NO.

She wrote a retrospective review of The American Composers Series in 1992, for Uncle Willie's Highly Opinionated Guide To The Residents.

She briefly entertained a solo career in 1998, singing the title track from the Melody Sumner Carnahan compilation "The Time is Now"

In 2013 she re-connected with The Residents briefly, to record a single song "Shake It, Shake It, (I Wet My Bed)" for their "Halloween" single.

Later on, in 2015 she collaborated with Charles Bobuck to record "Snow Song", initially uncredited.

One of her last musical works was "Let Me Tell You (About It)" with Charles Bobuck.

Discography with The Residents / Charles Bobuck

Album Year Roles
The Commercial Album 1980 Special


Mark of The Mole 1981 Voice
The Tunes Of Two Cities 1982 Vocals
Mole Show 1983 Vocalist
Title In Limbo Vocals
Heaven? 1986 Vocals
Our Finest Flowers 1992 Singing
Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses 1997 Musician
Commercial DVD 2004 Guest
Shake It Shake It (I Wet My Bed) 2014 Performer
THIS 2016 Guest
Let Me Tell You About It 2017 Performer
Egg Booty Vocals
Mole Box 2019 Vocals

See Also

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