Best known as a singer songwriter, Ella Hooper’s career has developed out of the rock of Killing Heidi, who brought a new edge to classic Australian music.
Ella has won five ARIAs and written several Top 10 hits, including a #1 album and single. Reflector, Ella’s first album released when she was just 17, has multi-platinum status and includes singles ‘Weir’ and ‘Mascara’. Ella is the youngest person and the first woman to have received APRA’s Songwriter of the Year Award.
Originally from country Victoria, Ella’s music has reached an international level – performing in Europe, Asia and the United States alongside a slew of festivals on home soil. On top of Killing Heidi, Ella’s solo career has seen the release of two EP’s Venom and New Magic in addition to her first solo record In Tongues.
With regular appearances on ABC and Channel 10’s The Project, Ella has become a familiar face and you’ve probably seen her performing hits on the likes of The Morning Show, Spicks and Specks and RocKwiz!
In her various roles, Ella has been a host, moderator, mentor and philanthropist. She has worked with APRA, The Push, Mushroom Music and various not-for-profit organisations. Ella also joined the board of Creative State, advising the state government on the concerns of the Victorian music scene, and has also been delighted to join the board of the Victorian Women’s Trust, a leading feminist philanthropy organisation.
After performing with Killing Heidi at the very first GTM in Gloucester in 2005, Ella Hooper returns in 2018 as one of our GTM Marshalls and we couldn’t be more excited!