Eskimo Joe, Ella Hooper of the band Killing Heidi, Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger, and Augie March attended the 2007 APRA Music Awards at Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday (June 5) in Melbourne, Australia. Celebrating 25 years this year, the Australasian Performing Rights Association awards honor the composers and songwriters behind Australia’s favorite songs. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Killing Heidi performed at the D&D Ball on Saturday (February 25) at Luna Park in Sydney, Australia. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Killing Heidi posed for photographers with a cake and candle to celebrate singer Ella Hooper’s birthday during a photo session at Melbourne Park on Sunday (January 30) in Melbourne, Australia. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
‘Australian Idol’ star Guy Sebastian, Missy Higgins, Killing Heidi and a supergroup comprising members of Jet, Spider Bait, The Living End and You Am I will be lending their support to a very special telethon that will happen this Saturday night (January 8) on all commercial TV networks around Australia in aid of the tsunami tragedy.
Before recording their self titled album, Killing Heidi singer Ella Hooper had to undergo an operation on her vocal chords, and there were even fears she wouldn’t ever sing again. “It was horrible,” she told Australia’s Beat magazine. “It was a really sh**house time, I would say the crappiest thing I have ever been through. The thing I love doing most is singing and that wasn’t working, it was broken. It got me down and I thought about throwing in the towel, but thankfully I came out of that when my voice started to get better, and when I was in LA something clicked and I it got heaps better.”
Sony Music reports that Killing Heidi’s Waz said that they decided on a band shot for the cover of their new self-titled album to reinforce their new musical direction and let people re-familiarize themselves with the group again. “We didn’t have any definite ideas when we first started thinking about putting the artwork together, other than we wanted to keep it simple and stripped back,” he said. “The more people we spoke to about it, the more we realized it was a small but an important way for people to be able to relate to us and who we are as a band now,” he said. Ella and Jesse have spent a lot of time up in Sydney lately putting the final touches on the artwork. Ella has been really interested in a lot of amazing Thai and Indian indigenous art lately and came up with the idea to incorporate a bit of Eastern influence into the title font. We’re happy with how it has turned out.”