b. 7 February 1975, France. One of the new wave of French chansonniers to emerge in the new millennium, Loizeau’s music is also heavily influenced by her theatrical background. Born to a French father and English mother, Loizeau received classical training in the piano and spent time in London studying theatre at the L’École Philippe Gaulier. Her initial showbusiness aspirations were directed towards the theatre, including time spent working as an assistant director to composer Georges Aperghis. She launched her singing career in the new millennium, spending several years working on her debut L’Autre Bout Du Monde. The album favoured rhythms drawn from music hall and cabaret alongside conventional singer-songwriter traits, and featured duets with the US artist Andrew Bird and fellow French singer-songwriter Franck Monnet. Released in 2006 by the Fargo label, the album enjoyed commercial success in France and was also a cult hit in the UK. Loizeau’s live shows are notable for their theatrical bent, complete with carefully choreographed visuals.