Biografie

Ghinzu is a pop/rock band founded in 1999 in Brussels, Belgium.

The band released its first album, Electronic Jacuzzi in late 2000 on their own label Dragoon. Their sound is a kind of noisy rock, supported by a big and groovy rhythmic and some electronic touches while their subject matters are, among others, sex, partying, and drugs. The album was only released in Belgium and sold well, enough at least to make another one.

Their second LP, Blow, was released in February 2004 in Belgium. Things started to take off for Ghinzu at that time, with a sold out gig at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels with fellow bands Girls in Hawaii and Sharko and an album release in France, Switzerland, Germany and Scandinavia in September. Blow was a success, especially in Belgium and France, where the single Do you Read Me? became a hit. In June 2005, Ghinzu sold out the mythic Olympia music hall in Paris, followed by concerts around Europe. They also played with Iggy & The Stooges in a Festival in France, Iggy Pop telling them after their gig: „You guys rock!“. In the end, about 100,000 copies of Blow have been sold across Europe.

In November 2005, due to popular demand, their first album was re-issued with a different tracklisting.

In 2006, the band wrote and recorded the soundtrack for the movie Irina Palm (directed by Sam Garbarski and starring Marianne Faithfull) which received a critical success at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2007. Their song „Blow“ was used as closing track for the 2006 movie „Ex-Drummer“, by Koen Mortier (based on a novel by Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans).

Their song „The Dragster-Wave“ off Blow, is played over the end credits of the film Taken, as well as featuring in the film’s trailer.

Ghinzu’s third album, entitled Mirror Mirror, will be released on March 30th 2009.

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