MAKE IT HAPPEN / "Train Ride Music Sessions": a binational concert series


The project




Nadine is Swiss, Marie is French. They share the same passion for live music.


But Nadine is sad. She thought long and hard and said to herself:

It’s funny, Swiss artists don’t have too much trouble making a name for themselves in such a small country…yet they remain unknown in Europe at large – particularly in France.”


Nadine spoke to Marie, and they agreed: it doesn't make sense.


Thus the Train Ride Sessions were born.


The two ideas behind this project are:

* To offer these artists the possibility to play in an excellent Parisian venue

* To expose the French public to the cultural diversity and dynamism of the European scene






Train Ride Session #1 will take place April 2nd 2015 at L'International, a respected Parisian venue located in the lively and cosmopolitan Oberkampf-Ménilmontant neighbourhood.


Join us at our first session for a wonderful night with:


CHINOI (electro-punk)




Chinoi was born in 2012 to its two musician parents : Alexandre at the microphone and Mathieu on the synthesizers. This sweet and animated duo put on a live performance whose fervor often verges on madness.


Their first EP “Peaches” (2013) made major headlines immediately upon release. Notably, Inrocks Lab proclaimed Chinoi “one of the most promising electropop groups of 2013”. Now, two years later, their highly anticipated new EP “Montagne” is expected in late April 2015. “Montagne” gives way to pure fantasy : less pop, more somber, and cleverly absurd, it flirts with the apocalypse and promises to hypnotize fans into long listening sessions on repeat.





WAVING HANDS (synth-pop)




Don’t be fooled by Waving Hands. While at first they may seem to be guileless pop musicians, the young Helvetians are formidable chemists that blend many influences.

After three years of preparation in the heart of Switzerland, more than 200,000 listens on Spotify, and opening for illustrious acts like Oscar and the Wolf, Waving Hands are hopping on the train and taking Europe by storm. Next stop: Paris.

Accompanied by a drummer, Waving Hands will take the stage and let their melodies do the talking. They invite you to join them in their distant mountains.






More information on our event page: Train Ride Session #1 : CHINOI x WAVING HANDS

Why fund it?

Marie and Nadine have already secured finances for a large portion of the project, but they now need your help to provide the invited artists with the warm welcome they deserve.




Your generous contributions will be used for the following worthy causes:


* Communication charges

* Travel and lodging for our Swiss friends Waving Hands

* Food and beverages for both the French and Swiss musicians (+catering) 


Of course, with the goal of future concerts in mind, all superfluous funds will be used to organize Train Ride Session #2 (and #3 and #4, and so on).





*Thank you in advance for your generosity; you’re awesome!




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Nadine is 26. She is Swiss-German and immigrated to France in 2012. She has managed to keep her accent and her smile. She loves Paris and Paris suits her well. // Marie is 23. She is French and she has lived in Paris since 2014. She likes big glasses and kittens, and she dreams of one day successfully summiting Ménilmontant by bike.

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