Antonette Goroch is a singer, songwriter, writer, and world traveler. A vocalist and storyteller since the age of 5, she has delved into various musical styles including opera, musicals, rock, classical, country, folk and blues. She began writing and recording songs in the early nineties, thus beginning a twenty year love affair with making music and life on the road. Since then, Antonette has recorded eight CDs, two vinyl records and one cassette with her bands and solo. Though she has been compared to other contemporary indie folk artists such as Neko Case, Penelope Houston and Mazzy Star, Antonette, crafts her own unique sound embodying the themes, melodies and song structures of traditional folk along with simple punk rock chords, a relentless DIY aesthetic and the timeless themes of love, hate, greed, betrayal, oppression, revolution and justice.
Antonette has spearheaded an array of diverse projects over the past twenty years, co-producing several full length recordings as the singer/bassist for the riot grrrl trio, the Amazon Mollies (I’m With The Band/ 1995 Molly Rock/1997, Promised Land/1999, Sugar Molly/2000); the singer/guitarist for the folk rock band, Liesl’s Wet Dress (Shedding Skin/2001, Gingerbread Aliens/2004, Spielen/2005); and the singer/guitarist for the indie folk duet, The Hobbyists (The Hobbyists, 2006). Her first full length solo recording, “Pretty Pictures”, was released in 2010. The nine-song release includes three songs co-produced by Billy Talbot (of Neil Young & Crazy Horse) and performed with The Hobbyists (Greg Turner/guitar, Billy Talbot/bass, Elton Ridge/drums, Tommy Carns/lapsteel,guitar); two songs co-produced with Elton Ridge at Rodent Records, performed by “The Golden Boys” (Nick Dumitriu/guitar, Nicolas Dobbratz/ drums, Jerome Steegmans/bass) and three songs co-produced and performed with Nicolas Dobbratz (Of Montreal/Yip Deceiver) and Jerome Steegmans (Wet Dreams, Dry Magic/Sugar & Gold) at Coppertone Studios in Berkeley, CA. Antonette’s most recent solo album, Pieces of Gravel, came out on Light Rail Records in the summer of 2011, and an EP with her SF-based indie rock trio, Super Natural, is due out in Winter 2013. Throughout each of these incarnations, Antonette has been recognized for her voice, melodies and lyrics, described as “a compelling blend of intelligence, innocence and insight, with a dash of intellectual insanity.”
An avid traveler, Antonette has toured throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe for the last 15 years in bands and as a solo performer opening for various artists including Joseph Arthur, Ed Harcourt, and Penelope Houston (of the Avengers). She has also collaborated and performed as a guest with bands/artists including, Smile God Loves You, Poetics, ShellShag, Gravid Wives and The Billy Talbot Band (of Neil Young & Crazy Horse).
“AntonetteG’s material reveals a variety of influences. The song ‘My Horseshoe’ has a country flair, while ‘Pretty Pictures’ shows her rock side. ‘No Joy For The Soldier’ suggests a Creedence Clearwater Revival influence. The song describes military personnel struggling to adjust when they return from battle, a timely topic given our nation’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”—John Larson, Tacoma Weekly