The Makings of Girl Named Nino
With her name on The Best Of list as one of 8 Chicago Acts of 2018 (Daily Herald), her latest release Moonlight Daughter on record store shelves, and Songwriting credit on a Berlinale Film Festival-selected documentary (Our Blood Is Wine), Nino Arobelidze is starting to come into her own.
Based in Chicago, Nino Arobelidze (Girl Named Nino) is a Tbilisi born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who received her music education in Classical Vocal Performance from DePaul University. She has been described as "Ever-evolving" (Richard Milne, 93XRT Local Anesthetic), "Rising Star of Indie, Soul, World Music and Jazz" (Daily Herald) and "A fantastic musician in her own right" (Tony Sarabia, WBEZ Radio M).
Nino is a national touring performer who has been garnering a devoted fan base with her captivating live shows and a personal connection to her listeners through her genre-bending music and disarming stage-banter.
Nino is currently working on her fourth studio album, AU CINEMA (Songs from the Movies You Haven't Seen Yet).
Nino is a BMI and AWAL artist.
"She's a multi-instrumentalist, she's hard to pin down, she's soulful, she delightful, she's Girl Named Nino" James VanOsdol 101WKQX
"It may be a safe bet that Nino Arobelidze is a name that you’ll hear a lot more going forward."- Robert Chiarito, The Chicago Ambassador
"Captivating, genre-defying indie soul from Girl Named Nino – a girl originally from Tbilisi, Georgia who has long called the Chicago area home, has a sound as far reaching as her travels, but it still feels intimate and personal! Her voice is front-and-center throughout Moonlight Daughter, in both the vocals and in the distinctive songcraft, and it's strong on both fronts. As a singer, she has a way of balancing classic jazz vocal influences with more modern soul, global/multi-lingual pop and even a bit of hip hop." (DG Records)
“She imbues her music… with a surreal vibe. The songs are less stories as much as they are frozen moments of feeling, evoking memories and emotions through elements of jazz, pop and electronica.” Brian Shamie (Daily Herald)