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The Nightingales, Ted Chippington
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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.
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Chippington's ruthless disregard for the conventions of stand-up made him a perennial outcast from the 1980s comedy scene. At a time when politically right-on performers such as Ben Elton and Harry Enfield were at their peak, Ted struggled to break through to a wider audience. However, his fans remain convinced of his status as a neglected comedy genius, and remember him with an affection that is rarely afforded to stand-up comics. Reportedly retired from showbusiness in the 1990s to pursue a career in truck-driving, Ted is now back!
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