Reformed 1979 British post-punk and alternative rock band, The Nightingales, bring their classic songs with a new line up to Middlesbrough this month.
Having released nine albums, two live albums and 12 singles to date, original lyricist and singer, Robert Lloyd, will perform the hits from all eras with James Smith, Andreas Schmid (bass) and ex Violet Violet drummer, Fliss Kitson.
Before breaking up in the late eighties, the band experienced huge success from debut single ‘Idiot Strength’ (1981), debut album ‘Pigs on Purpose’ (1982), second album ‘Hysterics’ (1983) and third album, ‘In the Good Old Country’ (1986).
Since reforming, Lloyd and the band have continued with their successes, with their first-ever American tour named ‘South by South West’ taking place in March 2005 with dates in Chicago and New York City; a second tour in March 2007 followed and then they also played Germany’s ‘Klangbad’ Festival.
October 2006 saw The Nightingales first album for 20 years, ‘Out of True’, followed by a mini album in April 2007 ‘What’s Not to Love?’ Also, albums in March 2007 ‘Insult to injury’ and ‘No Love Lost’ in 2012 very much confirmed to their fan base they were back.
As well as releasing five 7” vinyl singles, one 10” EP and six studio albums with two live albums, the band also toured England, mainland Europe and USA.
The Nightingales play Middlesbrough’s Westgarth Social Club on Sunday 27th May with support coming from The Bitter Springs from London and local bands including Pellethead, Swine Tax, Year of Birds and also Oldfield Youth Club who are making their live debut.
Tickets, priced at £12.10, are available from the venue, bigfigurepromotions.co.uk or by calling Stephen on 07769258035.