After talking about it over and over again, Guillaume Simon and Laurent Houdard finally found time to share their ideas. They sat down and started the production of One Day, where electronic arrangements appeared naturally.Â Very shortly after, they met Hanane Laraki, a jazz singer strongly attracted to trip-hop. She put her voice to their music in a moment of rare complicity: Shine was born.
Their music is labelled electro pop, but the group lets its various influences merge. Pop, folk and rock intermingle with electronic rythmics, creating a world at the same time intimate and open.Â Their first EP "one day...", which came out in June 2004 is only the beginning of an adventure based on meaningful encounters. Shine intend to go further, and they have proved this point at each of their concert ever since their "baptism of fire" in London as support of Sia (Zero 7 voice).
The original group has now been joined by Antoine Delecroix, escaped from the rock sphere, and Julie Gomel from the folk scene, whoÂ added theirÂ own vision and energy to the group's repertoire, always on the look-out for new sensations.