An up-and-coming young Fremantle artist will get her first experience of regional touring with a show in Esperance next weekend.
Elli Schoen will perform at the Esperance Civic Centre along with Dan Howls and the Wolfgang on September 28.
After being chosen as the Falls Festival Unearthed winner for 2018, Schoen has been touring Australian cities with the likes of Triple J newcomers such as Ocean Alley and Odette throughout the year.
“It has been an unusual year,” she said.
“I’ve kind of hit my head on the ceiling in the Perth scene because I’ve played for a lot of venues and I guess when you start to progress through your career, you start to play really big gigs and move around.”
The guitarist and vocalist said she was supposed to perform in Esperance last November, but after being stuck in Bali due to the volcanic ash cloud’s disruption of flights, the gig was pushed back a year.
“My sound is definitely quite indie so I haven’t really cracked it into the regional towns but it is something I have always wanted to get into,” she said. “I’m really excited to get to Esperance.
“The water there is insanely beautiful, I was taken aback about how beautiful the town and the ocean is there.”
Schoen said while she had toured with a full band in the past, she had spent this year mostly performing solo, with just an electric guitar and vocals.
“This will be more of an intimate show,” she said.
“I think there is definitely more of a raw sound without the band, you can hear my voice more,” she said.
“My song writing has a real storytelling feel about it so this displays that more.”
Schoen and Dan Howls and the Wolfgang will play at the Esperance Civic Centre on September 28 from 8pm.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students. They are available at www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events.