Ingrid Van Hoorebeke (alias Ingrid Nomad) was born in Ghent (Belgium). Music was not her first choice as a career. She studied ‘Applied Communications’ and began singing after overcoming stage fright by taking classes with Brad Chapman in Los Angeles (US). He has worked with Anita Baker, Quincy Jones and others.
After returning to Belgium she started singing in local bands, performing covers both in the Netherlands and at Belgian festivals.
Wanting to expand her horizons, she went to the Jazzstudio in Antwerp where she was introduced to jazz music. She then formed a jazz quartet with Olivier Collette (piano), Joris De Backer (double bass) and Wouter Van Dyck (drums).
Performing mainly in and around Antwerp, she met guitarist Vincent Den Haese. Subsequently, they formed Innocent : a mixture of jazz, soul, pop and rock influences. Their unique sound convinced Universal to remix some of their songs in London (UK). Sadly, the band split before their music could enter the mainstream to commercial success. ‘I am very proud of the work Vincent and I wrote and performed together’.
In 2014 she was asked to write lyrics on some of the songs of the Corsican guitarist Hervé Caparros. ‘Asia’ reflects her travel experiences to this continent and was put on the album ‘Now in the City’ released in 2015. She is a regular performing guest with RV Caparros Band.