About us

Killing Heidi is an Australian rock band formed in Violet Town, Victoria in 1996, initially as a folk-pop duo by siblings, Ella and Jesse Hooper. The band have released three studio albums, Reflector (March 2000), which reached No. 1 on the Aria Albums Chart, Present (October 2002) and Killing Heidi (August 2004). Their top 20 singles are “Weir" (October 1999), “Mascara" (November, No. 1 on ARIA Singles Chart), “Live Without It" (April 2000), “Outside Of Me" (September 2002) and “I Am" (July 2004). At the Aria Music Awards of 2000, they were nominated in seven categories and won four trophies: Album of the YearBest GroupBreakthrough Artist – Album and Best Rock Album for Reflector. At the APRA Music Awards of 2001 Ella and Jesse Hooper won Songwriter of the Year. The group disbanded in 2006, with Ella and Jesse taking a lower profile with an acoustic folk duo, The Verses. Ella also has a career as a solo performer, radio presenter and TV personality. Jesse has a career as a music teacher, producer and community arts developer. In 2016, it was announced that the band would be reforming to celebrate its 20th anniversary. 


The band headlined Queenscliff music festival in 2016 then followed up rave reviews with sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney as part of the ‘Zoo Twilights’ series in early 2017. 
2018 saw them embark on a highly successful capital cities tour backed by Live Nation and an extensive regional run of shows. 

In May 2019 the band completed a co-headline national tour with 90’s rock icons, the Baby Animals. Killing Heidi are currently on a 7 date headline tour across Victoria and Qld with special guest Dallas Frasca. 2020 will see the band touring Australia as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour. Click here for tickets: /tour