Two Australian icons will be playing one-night-only shows at the Kingston City Hall

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Two Australian icons will be playing one-night-only shows at the Kingston City Hall

Australian music
Words by Dhika Maheswara

Eskimo Joe and Ella Hooper will be visiting Moorabbin next month, each playing their own special one night shows at the Kingston City Hall.

Since 1963, Kingston City Hall has proudly stood as a jewel in the streets of Melbourne’s southeast suburbs, hosting some of the greatest live music acts from the 60s to the 80s, including AC/DC and the famous Blue Light Disco events.

In the hopes of bringing its 1000-capacity room back to its glory, Kingston Arts is running a premiere live music program called Live at City Hall, dedicated to bringing high-quality live music experiences to the city’s south and south-eastern suburbs.

As part of this program, the venue is bringing two exclusive one-night shows in July with each evening featuring a beloved Australian talent – legendary rock stars Eskimo Joe and the enigmatic frontwoman of Killing Heidi, Ella Hooper.

Live at City Hall

Eskimo Joe: Live at City Hall

Saturday 6 July, 8pm
Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin
979-985 Nepean Hwy
Full $60.00 | Conc $50.00 | Group 4+ $50
Get tickets here

Ella Hooper: Live at City Hall

Friday 26 July, 8pm
Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin
979-985 Nepean Hwy
Full $60 | Conc $50 | Group 4+ $50
Get tickets here

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Eskimo Joe

  • Saturday, 6 July
  • With Scott Darlow
  • Tickets available now HERE.

For their national tour, Eskimo Joe visits many of the country’s most beautiful theatres and venues to bring special acoustic versions of their songs.  The trio also released their newest song The First Time earlier this year, which takes the listener on a hard-hitting nostalgic trip, full of references and callbacks to their 27-year-long musical career.

It’s shaping up to be a very intimate evening at Moorabbin for fans of this ARIA award-winning group, as they intend to perform their latest tunes along with a batch of some fresh renditions of their tried-and-tested hits such as Black Fingernails, Red Wine, Sarah, From the Sea, Foreign Land and many others!

Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter Scott Darlow will support the band on the evening. An exciting performer who is fully dedicated to making a difference in the world, this seasoned Aboriginal artist has charmed and educated many about First Nations culture and important social matters with his art. His passionate vocals, soaring electric guitars and, of course, the occasional didgeridoo are the perfect recipe for good spirits and uplifting vibes.

Ella Hooper

  • Friday, 26 July
  • With Melody Pool
  • Tickets available now HERE.

We all love her for dazzling us in the 90s and 2000s as the lead singer of Killing Heidi, but Ella’s recent solo endeavours have also been a breath of fresh flourishing air. Her latest album Small Town Temple is a brilliant take on Folk and Americana that explores her childhood growing up in country Victoria. Witness her on stage with multi-instrumentalist Michael Hubbard for a passionate earthy performance that will take you back to the fields and haystacks of the countryside.

“It’s been a very rewarding year. Changing things up made it all feel fresh again. And I’ve realised that making music and playing it live for people is the best job in the world,” she says on the success of her solo career.

Joining her on the evening will be Australian singer-songwriter Melody Pool. She is known for her inward-looking songs that have some of the most beautiful and heart-wrenching lyrics you will ever hear from any artist.

Her latest tune Fantasy Girl features her usual introspective writing on top of an ethereal blend of guitar and piano. It’s an exquisite track and a nice teaser for what to expect on her long-awaited third album, which is due out in July.

Visit here for tickets and everything else relating to Kingston City Hall. 

This article was made in partnership with City of Kingston.