Ella Thompson – Cocoon/Dawn


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ella Thompson


One of Australia’s most dynamic musical talents celebrates her anticipated solo album Cocoon/Dawn.

About the artist

Celestial and visionary, Ella Thompson is one of Australia’s most dynamic musical talents. Ella is an ardent songwriter, who effortlessly contrasts avantgarde with pop, layering vocals and synthesizers to produce poetic dance floor bops and mediative moments. Ella is known for pushing artistic boundaries – whether it’s releasing work with her electro-pop duo GL and alt-pop group Dorsal Fins, to her captivating solo work.

About the concert

This intimate performance in Primrose Potter Salon will be a celebration of the release of Ella’s second solo album Cocoon/Dawn which is due for release late 2022. Performing all new and unreleased work with an 8-piece band, with some of the country’s brightest instrumental and vocal stars, this show breathes new life into her self-produced album with lush live arrangements. Be transported into a sonic and visual wonderland, as Ella responds to themes of connection, isolation and new beginnings.

Praise for Ella Thompson

‘[Ella Thompson] is like The Velvet Underground and Nico heading to Montmartre with AIR to reshoot an English version of Amelie.’ Herald Sun

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Ella Thompson vocals
Dan Mougerman keyboards
Liam McGorry guitar, trumpet
Cheryl Durongpisitskul tenor sax
Claire Cross bass
Alex Roper drums
Rita Satch vocals
Hailey Cramer vocals