Saturday 27th May
Elli Schoen (EP Launch)
Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird
Doors 8:30pm / $10+bf Thru Oztix (HERE)
With her exquisite melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and powerhouse husky voice, Elli Schoen is one of the most promising young acts to emerge from Fremantle’s rich music scene. Drawing on deeply personal experiences of love, friendship and heartbreak, her beautifully- crafted songs are driven home by arresting vocals – and spliced with hilarious on-stage banter.
From a young age, Schoen found solace from the mundane in her guitar and notepad. Armed with just three chords, she managed to write and record a stack of gorgeous, raw and authentic songs. Now years later, the Fremantle hairdresser has grown into a professional recording artist with a growing catalogue of slick, beautifully produced pop music - without forsaking her pure and honest sound.
The past year has marked a turning point for Elli with a set on the main stage at Falls Downtown, showcase at the Perth International Arts Festival and a slew of supporting slots for high profile artists – including Julien Baker, Bec Sandridge and even Ronan Keating. She’s also been added to support Billy Bragg, Tash Sultana and to showcase at SOTA Festival in WA.
After a big 2016 and huge start to 2017, Elli looks set to put down the hair scissors once and for all. Her hotly awaited sophomore EP Gold Mess - produced by Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac, Eskimoe Joe) - is set for release on April 25. The first two singles Hard Heart and Mumma saw her break onto the national scene, with both tracks pricking up many ears at triple J and double J. Third single and EP title track Gold Mess was premiered on triple J’s Home and Hosed.