nouvelle vague

NOUVELLE VAGUE

Bossa Nova = Nouvelle Vague = New Wave. This transliteration was the starting point for Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux’s unique project, which, by appropriating the punk and post-punk cannon and running it through the Bossa Nova filter, reinvented the cover band genre, revealing new and brilliant talents along the way: Camille, Phoebe Killdeer, Nadeah, Mélanie Pain, and Liset Alea.

The group’s first two albums, Nouvelle Vague (2004) and Bande A Part (2006)  defined their unique sound with Bossa versions of New Wave Classics. Their third album NV3 (2009) featured collaborations with Depeche Mode's Martin GoreIan McCullouch from Echo and the BunnymenTerry Hall from The SpecialsBarry AdamsonThe Saints & Minimal Compact. Their fifth album "I Could Be Happy" came out in 2016.

Nouvelle Vague are Marc Collin, Olivier Libaux, Mélanie Pain, Elodie Frégé and Liset Alea.

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Mon, 22 Apr 2019 nouvelle vague - 15th anniversary tour islington assembly hall
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 nouvelle vague - 15th anniversary tour islington assembly hall