Music has been an essential part of Nicolas ‘s life since his youth when he attended the renowned college of “Les Cadets de la Montage Noire” near Toulouse in the southern part of France. This historical academy where he performed his first gigs also housed such famous artists as Hughes Auffray and Claude Nougaro who preceded him.
Then, from the underground scene of Toulouse to the famous Golf Drouot in Paris, to the distinctive finale of Le Tremplin d’Or in 1973 which he won with his then band Pêche Melba, Nicolas pursued his dream by founding the band Week End Millionnaire which was signed to Warner Music France and got to be a successful French band in the 80s.
Alongside of this, Nicolas, who had also become an emergency doctor,
became known as Dr Rock (named as such by the famous rock magazine
Rock& Folk in 1983) after bringing forward the notion of medical
management at large concerts and events, where he got to meet the
biggest stars on the planet in light of the discreet medicalisation of
such big events.
During this time Nicolas also pursued his own musical career with a new band Season, and most recently with an acoustic trio The Key West Band.
His first solo album “Carry Me Back” filters the numerous influences Nicolas has witnessed through his various encounters with artists amongst whom he has lived his most intense passion.
From Burt Bacharah to the Beatles, CSN&Y or the Doobie Brothers, we hear in his pop rock compositions, the vocal harmonies and acoustic guitars, the clear and colorful atmosphere of a California sunset.
Yanat Records 2019
Tracks: Horse With No Name, Rikky Don’t Lose That Number, Time After Time, Love The One You’re With, Proud Mary, Blackbird, Helplessly Hoping, Long Train Running, Carry On, Life In The Fast Lane & Find The Cost Of Freedom.
Musicians on the California Saga album: Nicolas Gorodetzky, Graziella Albou, Jean Paul Derrée, Olivier Lamour, Pierre Mirat, Jean Paul Moreau, Patrice Moreau & Jean Michel Navarre.
Carry Me Back
Yanat Records 2016
Tracks: Someday, No Reason To Cry, For The Sun Of Your Smile, Small City (Sorèze, 1957), All My Loving, I Never Wanna Say Goodbye, Carry Me Back, I’m Thinking Of You, Julia, Nobody But You & Something Happens.
Musicians on the Carry Me Back album: Nicolas Gorodetzky, Yan Gorodetzky, Jean-Michel Navarre, Xavier Polycarpe, Bruno Dandrimont, Olivier Baldisera, Zizou Sadki, David Mirandon, Stefano Falaschi, Yvonne Jones, Cedric Thomas, Thomas Henning, Renato Falaschi, Florent Matéo, Mark Alberts, Sylvie Pouilly & Bobby Rangel.