Speakers Profile - Ella Hooper

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Ella Hooper is a musician and multi media personality. Best known as a singer songwriter Ella's career has developed from the rock of Killing Heidi to the alt Folk of The Verses and now the revealing songs of Ella Hooper solo. She's won five Arias and written several top ten hits including a number one album and single. Reflector, Ella's first album, has multi Platinum status and her singles are widely played and streamed. She is also the youngest person and first woman to have received APRA's Songwriter Of The Year award.

Originally from country Victoria, Ella has travelled extensively performing in Europe, Asia and the United States. In Australia Ella's played many of the major festivals such as The Big Day Out as well as smaller events such as The Festival of Voices in Tasmania, where she brought the house down with her vocal group, Tresses.

On the media front Ella regularly appears on the ABC on both television and radio often as a commentator on pop culture as well as a musical performer and she proudly captained the reboot of Australia's favourite comedy quiz, Spicks & Specks in 2014. She is also a long time favourite of SBS's RocKwiz, appearing multiple times and touring with the live spectacular. Her duet with Dan Sultan is a RocKwiz classic.

Over the last couple of years she has hosted her own Australian Music radio show, the regional new music TV show Radar and online shows The Backyard Jam and Telstra's music program The Road To Discovery.

Current music-media projects include working with Mushroom, Bank of Melbourne and Red Bull, with whom she recently travelled to the States to interview songwriters like Poo Bear (Justin Beiber) and Printz Board (Macy Gray). Locally she also works with The Push and APRA.

Musically, Ella is about to release a new double EP 'Venom/New Magic'.
Following on from her first solo record 'In Tongues' (available online and on vinyl). A nod to the 90's 'New Magic' is warm mid-tempo pop and compliments 'Venom' the starkly powerful EP which was launched in 2015 to praise from the critics and rave reviews from her loyal fan base.