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The Nightingales was formed in Birmingham, England by former members of the original punk group The Prefects.
With an ever-fluctuating line-up, based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the band recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles and three albums, plus many radio sessions for John Peel. They also regularly toured the UK and Northern Europe, as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico, before splitting up in the late ’80s.
The Nightingales reformed infrequently before kicking off again in earnest in spring 2004, with Lloyd being joined by original prefect Alan Apperley. After messing about with various wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries (plus teen guitar sensation Matt Wood and Volcano the Bear’s Aaron Moore) the group’s current line-up features Lloyd, Apperley, ex-Pram drummer Daren Garratt, guitarist Christine Edwards (from Christy & Emily) and Andreas Schmid (from Faust Studio) on bass.
Since reforming the group have been more productive than ever – releasing five 7″ vinyl singles and three albums, touring the UK, mainland Europe and USA several times and recording numerous radio sessions in England and America.
In March 08 the group recorded a new album, “Insult to Injury”, with Hans Joachim Irmler of Faust. This record, the ‘gales best yet, will be released in January 2009 on the Klangbad label and will be their fourth album in the last couple of years.