Award-winning household name Ella Hooper will grace the Hawthorn Arts Centre stage on Friday 26 March, performing songs from her recent album, written in lockdown, Small Town Temple.
Well-known for her debut in rock pop band Killing Heidi, Ella has since been writing and releasing her own kind of powerful, inspiring pop music. Ella’s performance at Hawthorn Arts Centre will feature new tunes created during the lockdown months, mixed in with plenty of fan favourites. Performing with keyboard companion Madeleine Davey, the duo create a rich warm sound which makes for a joyous welcome back to live music performance at Hawthorn Arts Centre’s Main Hall.
Ella said: “Small Town Temple is inspired by growing up as well as my recent time locked down in Violet Town, along with some relationship break-up songs. One song in particular, Small Town Temple is just me recognising and celebrating the humble beauty of the beaten-up church building my mum lives in, and how it’s a meeting place for all kinds of folks and community. Community and gathering is something that suffered a lot in lockdown and even though things have improved, it’s hard to return to normal as the effects of the pandemic drag through disrupting our usual social habits and behaviours.”
“Also from the album, Slow Morning is (ironically) about just wanting a day off and some time alone – written just before the pandemic hit – so be careful what you wish for! The show itself is intimate, honest, raw and funny, with lashings of harmonies and silly stories.”
Ella’s melodic and uplifting songs of angst and wonder have gained her a stack of awards from ARIA’s, APRA’s, ACRA’s, many of which she was the first female and youngest artist to receive.
Join Ella as she pours her heart and soul out on the Hawthorn Arts Centre stage, telling tales of a challenging year that audiences will relate to.
Boroondara Arts presents an exciting and varied arts program and Hawthorn Arts Centre is home to performance, exhibition, workshop and events spaces. Explore Hawthorn and discover the area’s culinary delights prior to show time.
Friday 26 March, 8pm
Hawthorn Arts Centre
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
Tickets $38 / Concession $32