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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 found each other.
After four years of touring Europe with the director Jerome Savary, that Nicolle stumbled upon Antoine’s productions on Internet. Instantly upon hearing his 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.
From Pop Music, to the Swing of old New York with a mix of Electro French touch beats, they only have one thing 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 and for as long as the Ginkgo, their tree totem, continues to survive.
Officially discovered in the well-known French festival "Les Francofolies" where they won the prize for «Favorite Group», GINKGOA has most recently appeared in the USA at the famous «Global Fest» in New York City, and is actively building an impressive international career with a tour of over 300 dates* around the US, Canada, China, UK, France, Eastern Europe, Italy, picking up numerous awards along the way.
After a signature with Sony Fr, their first single "From NY to Paris" became the anthem of the perfume Rochas for their European campaign. Their new EP « One Time » will be released in June 2018 and they gonna start a new Tour in all over US and Europe during all summer.
Frequently described as a modern version of the electro-swing heavyweights 'Caravan palace' & 'Parov Stelar' due to their energetic live shows and ability to make any audience dance; critics and audiences everywhere agree that GINKGOA has rightfully earned their own place at the top of this list.
* Live references: “Global Fest” (New York, US); “Colors of Ostrava“ opening for Norah Jones (Czech Republic); “Grand performances Summer Fest” (Los Angeles, US); “Lincoln Center” (New York US); “International Jazz Fest of Montreal “(Ca); “Festival d'été de Québec” (Ca); “New Mexico Jazz Fest “(Albuquerque, US); “Roy Thomson Hall” (Toronto - Ca); “J.F Kennedy Center” (Washington, US); “ Les Francofolies de la Rochelle" (Fr); The « Montreux Jazz fest » (Sw), The « Fusion Fest » (Germany);