Maddi and the Hoopers
Maddi and the Hoopers features Maddi McDonald (vocals), joined by brothers, Clay Hooper (lead guitar), Dylan Hooper (bass guitar) and Sam Hooper (drums).
The band came together in 2018 and have been playing gigs at local venues in Rockhampton and Yeppoon ever since. They play covers of old favourites, the hottest 100 and anything in between, tied in with a couple of their own original songs. They are known to put unique twists on popular anthems, like their cover of Childish Gambino’s Redbone.
The group all grew up heavily involved in music – Maddi with a background in music and performing arts and the Hooper brothers playing together as a band growing up.
After supporting Tia Gostelow on her latest Australian tour ‘Thick Skin’ in Yeppoon in February 2019, the band are keen for future gigs and Australian music festivals. In June 2018 they will be playing at the River Sessions Music Festival, joining the line up of artists such as Amy Shark, The Rubens and Illy.
Having just returned from recording in Gold Coast, their first single ‘Baby, We’re on Fire’ produced by Matt Bartlem is now available on all streaming services and on their Triple J Unearthed profile.
Catch them headlining Rockin’ Reds presented by Triple M Central Queensland!
Maddi McDonald – Vocals
Clay Hooper – Lead Guitar
Dylan Hooper – Bass Guitar
Sam Hooper – Drums