ELLI SCHOEN is one of the most unique new voices in the current Australian Music landscape. Her gutsy, sassy, no holes barred approach to performing is a slap in the face to any preconceptions you may have of the female singer songwriter.
Growing up in Fremantle, Western Australia, Elli was kept out of trouble by a creative mind, wired for hatching melodies, that took the mundanity of suburbia, and from it fashioned her earliest songs.
Her debut gig at the Swan Basement for Original Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2005 sparked an insatiable appetite for the rush of performing. Since then Elli's presence on Perth's live music scene has continued to grow with gigs at Mojos Bar, The Rosemount and Norfolk Basement supporting Vincent Gallows and The Growl.
Elli's voice is one that will take you on a journey with its seductive growling lows and soaring highs, all delivered with her trademark effervescent energy.
The relatable nature of Elli's music hits home sharp and strong for her fans. One of her favourite memories is when in 2012 lucky fans at Mojos Bar were treated to a searing performance of ‘Fourteen’ which brought a tear to many an eye, and spoke to anyone who has ever thought "Am I doing it right? Is this being a grown up?"
A true storyteller, through her music, Elli captures the contrasts of youth: the boldness and the naivety, the recklessness and the over-thinking, the friendships and the loneliness, the fun and the uncertainty. Her eclectic live performances showcase songs to make you dance like a you haven't a care in the world, and songs that make you pull over on the side of the road on your way home to text someone special.
Although performing live is Elli's passion, the strength of her song writing shines in her debut EP set to be released in May. The inspiration for the first song “Swooned” came from the reality of how most young relationships turn out. Its the journey from start to end of young love, how its so easy to dive in and so hard to jump out. It was produced by Andy James Court who’s work is influenced by gospel music, which happened through a family connection.
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