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Brum's original punk group The Prefects became The Nightingales and enjoyed cult status in the 80s, recording 8 sessions for John Peel's radio show. Re-grouped in 2004, they've released several albums and toured all over the UK & Europe. Current line-up includes Robert Lloyd, (The Prefects), Andreas Schmid from Faust, James Smith and brilliant drummer Fliss Kitson.
2020 is *the* year for The Nightingales. Fire Films unleash a documentary feature film written by Stewart Lee, directed by Michael Cumming. They've just recorded their best album yet at Faust Studio in Germany AND they're hitting the road.
Support from Pete Astor and Kamura Obscura.
Singer/songwriter Pete Astor from the Loft and The Weather Prophets joins this tour. New album “You Made Me” to be released in March 2020.
Kamura Obscura- Japanese agit-femme chanteuse & electricist, formerly from Frank Chickens & Mizutama Shobodan. Latest album “Socrates’ Garden” available on Divine Records.
The Nightingales was formed by former members of Birmingham's original punk group The Prefects. With an ever fluctuating lineup, based around lyricist / singer Robert Lloyd, the band recorded a bunch of singles, three albums and many radio sessions for John Peel before it stopped working in the late 80s. The current line up features Lloyd, original Prefects guitarist Alan Apperley, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass and ex Violet Violet drummer Fliss Kitson.
See 15 tour dates featuring The Nightingales
Pete Astor is a British singer-songwriter best known for his work with The Loft, The Weather Prophets and Ellis Island Sound. He has forged ahead with a successful solo career and still performs with The Loft and Ellis Island Sound.
See 4 tour dates featuring Pete Astor
Kamura Obscura is a new performance trio featuring original material, vocal, electronics, viola, no nuclear. Fronted by Atsuko Kamura of Mizutama Shobodan (Polkadot Fire Brigade), Frank Chickens and Kazuko's Karaoke Klub, Kamura Obscura explores vocal experimentation, composition and improvisation with a strong anti-nuclear political message.
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Lewes Constitutional Club
- 139 High Street
- BN7 1XS
The Nightingales image © Anthony John Sayer