She comes from New York, he lives in Paris – her name is Nicolle Rochelle, his name is Antoine Chatenet and fighting against all the odds of their geographic destiny, they have found each other. It was 2010, after four years of touring Europe with the director Jérome Savary, that Nicolle stumbled upon Antoine’s productions on the internet. Instantly upon hearing Antoine’s songs, she recognized herself within the sound and fell in love with his musical style. That very same evening they met by pure chance in a Parisian jazz club, and GINKGOA was born.
Very quickly they decided to embark on the journey of making French songs with an American vibe, and American songs with a French touch where time periods would cross and inspirations would collide: from Pop Music, to the Swing of old New York with a mix of electro beats and poetics. As a hybrid genre between Caro Emerald and Caravan Palace, they only have one idea in mind: to make generations of people dance, sway, and sing along to melodies that stay in your head long after GINKGOA has left the building.
5/06 @ Miller Outdoor Theatre – Houston, TX