Termine und Tickets


Veranstaltungsort: Chelsea
U-Bahnbögen 29-32, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, 1080 Wien

Einlass: 20:00 Uhr
Beginn: 20:30 Uhr

THE NIGHTINGALES was formed by a few members of The Prefects following that band’s demise in 1979. Based around lyricist/singer Robert Lloyd, the Nightingales enjoyed cult status in the early ’80’s as darlings of the credible music scene and were championed by John Peel, who said of them – “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”. The group recorded a bunch of critically acclaimed singles – pretty much always ‘Single Of The Week’ in the music press – and three albums, plus many radio sessions for their great supporter Peel.
In the late Eighties the Nightingales stopped working but, following the occasional gig between times, they re-grouped in 2004. After fucking about with various part timers, starry eyed wastrels, precious sorts and mercenaries the group arrived at it’s current (and now longest standing) line up, which features Lloyd, Andreas Schmid from Faust on bass, ex Violet Violet wonder drummer Fliss Kitson and on guitar James Smith, who Lloyd had spotted playing with Damo Suzuki. Since restarting the group have been more productive than ever – releasing eight 7″ vinyl singles, a 10” EP, two 6 song mini albums and eight full length studio albums.
The group is independent, maverick, diligent, daft, blah blah. The album, “Four Against Fate”, was released in May 2020 and was highly praised, largely being acknowledged as the Gales best record to date. In early 2022 the band’s original soundtrack album to the film “King Rocker” was released. The band’s new album “The Last Laugh” is released in October 2022 and the group will, at some point, play more shows in Europe and America. Before too long – alongside the new album, assorted reissues and records of previously unreleased material – there are a few other surprises planned. Plus “King Rocker” will be continuing it’s Worldwide crusade and… by hook or by crook, more adventures will follow.

They genuinely sound more vital than ever. - UNCUT
Consistently one of the best live experiences in the country. - BRIGHTON NOISE
Contender for gig of the year! - MOJO