Glam Chat: Interview with Ella Hooper, Killing Heidi

Ella Hooper, of Killing Heidi fame, chats about upcoming, all-female festival November Nights, what she’s working on right now and how her radio and media gigs seem to fall into her lap.

This November, South Australia will see the all-female music festival – November Nights come to Woodville Town Hall. One of the major headliners in the epic lineup is Ella Hooper, of Killing Heidi fame.

At age 13 she won national broadcaster Triple J’s unearthed competition and has been writing and releasing music ever since.

Ella spent many years touring with Killing Heidi, before the band broke up and she decided to pursue a solo career in 2012.

“It’s definitely not the rock band show that people would have seen me do for the last twenty years,” says Ella of her current sound. It’s much more intimate, there’s a lot more storytelling. I feel like I can really give people the creative slice of what I do. Who I am and what I’m up to right now.”

Over the course of her career, Ella’s music has won her multiple awards (ARIA’s, APRA, ACRA’s) many of which she was the first female and youngest person to receive.

She is also a radio host, TV presenter, DJ and self-confessed music junkie. Her songs of angst and wonder sound-tracked the early 2000’s for cool kids and outsiders alike. 

“I don’t like getting bored,” Ella says.

After November Nights, the singer has a packed touring schedule, with some yet to be announced shows in the works.

“I think there’s another tour that will be coming back to Adelaide in the not too distant future,” she says.

We’re pretty excited to see what that might be.

Your host for this episode is Kelly Noble.

Watch Ella’s latest single ‘Data Dust’ here.

November Nights will take place from November 8-9 at Woodville Town Hall.

Grab your tickets here.

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