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The Nightingales were formed by former members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979.
Championed by John Peel, who said – “Their performances will serve to confirm their excellence when we are far enough distanced from the 1980’s to look at the period rationally and other, infinitely better known, bands stand revealed as charlatans”.
They recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles (Almost always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press) and three albums, plus many radio sessions for their great supporter Peel. They regularly toured the UK and Northern Europe, as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico.
The current line up features Robert Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson and James Smith on guitar.