Starting out as a Parisian street busker at age 18, Nadéah has built a name for herself on the UK and European music scenes as a powerful front woman and prolific songwriter, co-founding alt rock band, The loveGods, and later joining French Touch pioneers, Nouvelle Vague, before going solo.
Renowned for her irreverence for genre and mesmerising stage presence, the accidentally French songstress (she lost her passport on a train to Paris and, 10 years later, ended up a French National) has supported artists as diverse as Tame Impala, Nick Cave, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, James (UK), Mick Jones (The Clash) Yodelice, The Do, Charlie Winston and shared the bill with Kelis, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen and Snow Patrol.
Acclaimed producers such as Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Bat for Lashes), Grammy award nominee, Nicola Tescari (Sting), Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), Tommy D (Right Said Fred, Catatonia)have produced her albums.
After a chance meeting with guitarist, Art Menuteau, while busking in front of a Paris cafe, the pair formed the alt rock band The loveGods, and moved to Brighton, England to live the rock ’n’ roll dream. Initially, they signed to major label, but finding the hit machine mentality counter-productive they parted ways with Universal in favour of working from the ground up.
Word of mouth travelled quickly. They were soon hailed Radio 1’s best unsigned band, played Glastonbury twice, released one EP’s and two albums before Nadéah was forced to leave due to immigration complications.
The Melbourne-born songwriter then returned to Paris where she joined ‘French Touch’ collective, Nouvelle Vague, replacing rockabilly punk queen Phoebe Killdeer and “chanteuse extraordinaire” Camille. Nadéah co-fronted the band with Mèlanie Pain for three years, performing again at UK’s Glastonbury Festival, as well as Henry Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), Irving Plaza (NYC)and London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall before going solo. She also appears on four of their albums.
Stylistically, Nadéah is influenced by her musical partnerships and geographical whereabouts: in Brighton, UK, it was guitar-based alt rock. Paris, with classical conductor Nicola Tescari, she embraced a jazzy quasi-classical feel, resulting in the musical eclecticism that is Venus Gets Even. She then briefly moved to Los Angeles, heralding a return to her rock roots for While the Heart Beats before, once again returning to her adopted home, Paris to complete the electro-orchestral album, MilkTeeth, with Nicola Tescari.
2023 sees Nadéah releasing a duets project under the name Madame DéDé’s Holiday Camp, exclusively featuring Australian singers as well as recording her fourth solo album in Paris with Marc Collin.