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Killing Heidi

Killing Heidi Not Quite Ready For New Music But Never Say Never

by Paul Cashmere on February 7, 2020

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Jesse and Ella Hooper are in party mode for Red Hot Summer and while new music was at one time a forbidden discussion, the brother/sister band say its now not out of the question.

“We have gone from a never to a maybe someday so lets just park it,” Jesse Hooper tells “We are exploring a ‘Best Of’ option and we might add some unreleased stuff as part of that”.

Ella Hooper adds, “We have a lot of songs laying around from back in the day that were never released. There were b-sides that I have always been fond of. We are looking at the back catalogue and we are not unopposed to new material but we are not working on it at the moment”.

While Killing Heidi are spending the first four months of 2020 on tour with Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Angels, Baby Animals and Boom Crash Opera for Red Hot Summer, Ella will also maintain her solo career throughout the year.

“I have got so much that I want to do with my solo career as well,” she says. “How much can I take on? I am not stopping that while Killing Heidi is going. Jesse runs a much school”.

“And I’ve got a kid,” Jesse injects.

“We are pretty maxed out. We just don’t know. If it happens, it happens,” Ella says.

“Its gone from something we’d never do to something that is really exciting but we want to make sure it is really good,” Jesse says. “That’s the expectation for us. Part of the appeal of this revival is that it’s like a party. People know all the songs and its basically really fun for us to celebrate with songs that people know. Adding songs back would be a shift of field to where we are. Who knows? Never say never”.

“Some of our favourite bands do do that,” Ella says. “Baby Animals have a new song in their set and I do love that song every time it comes up. You’ve got to make sure its quality and make sure it fits with the other songs”.

The Killing Heidi Red Hot Summer setlist looks like this:

Calm Down (from Killing Heidi, 2004)
I Am (from Killing Heidi, 2004)
Live Without It (from Reflector, 2000)
Heavensent (from Present, 2002)
Outside of Me (from Present, 2002)
Superman/Supergirl (from Reflector, 2000)
Mascara (from Reflector, 2000)
Weir (from Reflector, 2000)

“They remember, they sing along to them, especially the songs of Reflector from back when people bought albums, they bought a whole album even if they just loved the single and they know those tracks. The reaction we get is awesome. It’s a real honour to have made some songs that people remember,” Ella says.

Says Jesse, “We are 24 years in and we are about to have our busiest year.

Red Hot Summer 2020 dates

Saturday 8th February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Cockatoo Island, SYDNEY NSW | 136 100

Sunday 9th February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Cockatoo Island, SYDNEY NSW | 136 100

Saturday 15th February 2020
Roche Estate, HUNTER VALLEY NSW – SOLD OUT | 136 100

Sunday 16th February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Bella Vista Farm, BAULKHAM HILLS NSW | 136 100

Saturday 22nd February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD | 136 100

Sunday 23rd February 2020
Queens Park – Frogs Hollow, TOOWOOMBA QLD | 136 100

Saturday 29th February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD – SOLD OUT | 136 100

Sunday 1st March 2020
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD – SOLD OUT | 136 100

Saturday 7th March 2020
Mackay Park, BATEMANS BAY NSW – SOLD OUT | 136 100
Batemans Bay Visitors Centre 1800 802 528

Saturday 14th March 2020 – SOLD OUT
Kiama Showgrounds, KIAMA NSW | 136 100
Kiama Visitor Information Centre 1300 654 262

Saturday 21st March 2020
Gateway Lakes, WODONGA VIC | 136 100

Saturday 28th March 2020
North Gardens, BALLARAT VIC – SOLD OUT | 136 100

Sunday 29th March 2020 – SOLD OUT
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA | 136 100

Saturday 4th April 2020
Lazy River Estate, DUBBO NSW | 136 100
Dubbo Visitor Information Centre 02 6801 4450

Saturday 11th April 2020
Darwin Amphitheatre, DARWIN NT | 136 100

Saturday 18th April 2020
Barlow Park, CAIRNS QLD | 136 100

Saturday 26th April 2020 – RESCHEDULED SHOW from 19 January
Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC | 136 100

Sunday 26th April 2020
Noosa & District Sports Complex, TEWANTIN QLD | 136 100

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