Portrait of Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper made her entrance onto the Aus music landscape as the technicolour teenage frontwoman of her high school band, Killing Heidi. She traversed the highs and lows of pop rock, wrote some hits, became an unlikely teen icon, spent a fair bit of time overseas and generally lived out her youthful dreams. Eventually she dismantled the band, craving time away from pop rock, and made a country album off the back of which she toured in support of Fleetwood Mac. A fateful conversation with Grand High Witch Stevie Nicks herself being the catalyst for Ella’s full transition into ‘independent solo diva mode’. 

Now three releases in to her solo sojourn Ella’s new tunes are a mix of bright snappy rock, synth driven singalongs, classic rock feels, Pretenders by way of Blondie street walking struts – with her unmistakable, textured vocals delivering the goods. Not shy of a cowbell backbeat or a yoga-tastic backbend, Ella’s live show has a reputation for intense energy transferal of a sweet and sweaty kind.

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