James Reyne, with Special guest Ella Hooper present the ‘Way Out West’ Tour 2023.
James will perform all the hits from Australian Crawl and his extensive solo catalogue with an 8 piece band. Ella will perform songs from her new solo album Small Town Temple and other surprises.
James Reyne is one of our finest singers and songwriters, responsible for iconic songs such as Reckless, The Boys Light Up, Beautiful People, ‘Lakeside’, Daughters of the Northern Coast, Fall of Rome, Hammerhead, Motor’s Too Fast and Slave.
Distinctly Australian – as legendary critic Ed Nimmervoll noted, “His voice is as familiar to us as the taste of Vegemite, as essentially Australian” – James was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1996 and was honoured with the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2014.
James has had 19 Top 40 singles – including six Top 10 hits – and 11 Top 10 albums. And his songs have been covered by a range of artists, including Paul Kelly, John Farnham, Mick Thomas and Angie Hart. James’ latest album, Toon Town Lullaby, is his 12th solo studio album. “Another fine record, which sits comfortably in his classic catalogue” (Rhythms magazine).
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 17thbirthday. 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 forthcoming 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.”