Ella Hooper & Band In Concert

A live concert with award-winning singer-songwriter, Ella Hooper.

Best known for her work in rock band Killing Heidi, Ella is now a flourishing solo artist who releases lyric driven country, folk and Americana. Joining her on guitar, dobro, banjo and harmonica is multi-instrument Michael Hubbard (The Blue Bottles, Eagle and the Worm).

Opening the show is critically acclaimed singer songwriter, Melody Pool. Hailing from Kurri Kurri NSW, Melody has captured the hearts of discerning listeners both in Australia and overseas, touring with luminaries like the Milk Carton Kids and The Eagles. As Melody approaches the release of her greatly anticipated third album, she will join Ella for the entire tour. As Ella and Melody are longtime collaborators and friends, they revel in the chance to bring to the stage the heart and soul of their connection. Melody will not only open the show but join Ella for the close of hers, bringing the soaring harmonies she is known for to Ella’s most powerful songs and a few covers of their favourite artists classics to boot.

Hoopers performance features songs from her 2023 album ‘Small Town Temple’, which debuted at no. 1 on the Australian country charts.

As well as material from ‘Small Town Temple’, Hooper will share songs from a new collection of music to be released in 2024.

In ‘Small Town Temple’, Ella delves into rich emotional territories connected to her family, home town and her childhood. These same themes are weaved together by Ella throughout the show as narrative, telling her sometimes funny, sometimes touching stories in between the songs, making it an intimate, up close and personal experience for her audiences.

Songs include:
‘Small Town Temple’
‘Grow Wild’
‘Old News’
‘Archilles Heel’
‘Words like These’
and her recent duet with Van Walker – ‘Forever Ain’t So Long



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 latest 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.” 

Event Information


21 June 2024 -
21 June 2024




Horsham Town Hall
71 Pynsent Street


80 minutes, plus interval


Full Price $59
HTH Member & Concession $49
Youth (Under 14) $39
Group 6+ $49 each



The Horsham Town Hall and Horsham Regional Art Gallery acknowledge the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.