Ella Hooper, David Western
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Ella Hooper, David Western

Ella Hooper was still a teenager when she burst onto the Australian music scene – Unearthed by Triple J when she was just 13, Ella scored her first number one with the single ‘Mascara’ on her 17th birthday. And at 18, she became the first woman to be awarded APRA’s Songwriter of the Year.

After releasing three hit albums with Killing Heidi, Ella embarked on a solo career. Her forthcoming album, Small Town Temple – written in her hometown of Violet Town – has been hailed as a new beginning, showcasing Ella’s deeply personal songwriting.

After a multitude of gold and platinum records and four ARIA Awards, Ella remains committed to her craft.

As she sings on Small Town Temple: “Still strong, still on a mission.”

Support act: Born and raised in the shadows of the Grampians, David M Western grew up with no one around for miles with music shaping his view of the world, humour and perspective. Mixing alt-country, indie and folk, his songs are introverted anthems set to take you through a whirlwind of emotions and nostalgia, likened to Wilco, Father John Misty, Waxahatchee and Blake Mills.

Sharing his music with the world since 2015 David is a proficient guitarist and accomplished songwriter and supported the likes of fellow Aussie greats Julia Jacklin, Spacey Jane, Gabriella Cohen and Asha Jeffries among others.

Now living in Melbourne Australia, he is what many consider to be the artists’ artist. He has built a dedicated cult following with his earnest interrogations of the mundane, the unusual, the tragic and the beautiful. Bringing his full 5-piece band on tour, his live show is captivating as it is sobering, cementing him as a frontrunner for the most intriguing indie folk artist of the year.