photo by Roman Sobus 

photo by Roman Sobus 

Bio

      The Makings of Girl Named Nino                            
Nino Arobelidze is a Tbilisi born Chicago based singer, songwriter and producer. Girl Named Nino is her latest music project. It is a band, a person and an album (2016 Ni Fu Ni Fa Records). Nino Arobelidze's sound combines Soul, Indie-rock, Jazz and World Music, creating a unique musical experience for concert-goers. Nino's third studio album, Moonlight Daughter is due to be released worldwide on December 17th, 2017. 

Girl Named Nino's captivating and unique live performances have resulted in sold-out shows in NYC, L.A., San Francisco, Madison and D.C. in 2016 and 2017 while becoming a mainstay in Chicago. Her exuberant live shows have earned the artist press and media features on 93XRT, NPR, VASHE Radio, WHPK, Voice of America, KSKQ, WRSE, and internationally on TV Pirveli, Radio One, Business Media Georgia, Radio Shokoladi and 93.5FM Radio Tbilisi dubbing her the "Georgian Queen of Pop, Jazz, Soul and Blues in America" -Rusudan Tsereteli.


Nino moved to the U.S. as a teenager and while attending DePaul University Music School put together her first group, The CrossRoads Project, self-releasing her Strange Brew EP in 2011. Her first full length solo release, NOMAD in 2014 established her as an artist to watch among numerous media outlets while her live performances continued to gain momentum with listeners. "Nino has a fertile musical imagination....I bet you haven't heard anything quite like that before."- 93XRT Local Anesthetic, and Daily Herald called her a "Rising Star of Indie, Soul, World Music & Jazz".