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Robert Lloyd (born 5 June 1959, Cannock, Staffordshire) is the lead singer with The Nightingales and formerly with The Prefects. When The Nightingales split in 1986, Lloyd embarked on a solo career, initially signing to In-Tape before signing to Virgin Records in 1989 and releasing the album Me and My Mouth. The album featured Steve Nieve and Pete Thomas (of The Attractions), Andy Scott (of The Sweet) and Craig Gannon (formerly of The Smiths among others), but for the tour to promote the album, Lloyd had to recruit a new band called The New Four Seasons which included former Nightingales guitarist Peter 'The Tank' Byrchmore (who also played on the album). The band were dropped by their record company in 1991 and Lloyd formed another band Terminal Hoedown with Peter Byrchmore and Joe Crow of the Nightingales, but they remained largely inactive without releasing any records. In 2004 the Nightingales re-formed with the original lineup with Lloyd now having a son called Louis, and continuing to reside in the West Midlands. Lloyd also fronts his own Big Print record label, promoting new musicians, including Hotpants Romance, Derek & His Bricks and Joe Crow.

Links To Peel

As a fan of the Prefects and Nightingales, Peel took interest in Robert Lloyd's work and offered him and his New Four Seasons group two sessions in 1987 before they even released a single. In 1988, Robert Lloyd's track 'Something Nice' reached 21 in the 1988 Festive Fifty. Overall Robert Lloyd and his New Four Seasons group did 5 sessions for Peel's show.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

ROBERT LLOYD & THE NEW FOUR SEASONS John Peel 10th March 1987

ROBERT LLOYD & THE NEW FOUR SEASONS John Peel 10th March 1987

1. Recorded: 1987-03-10. Broadcast: 23 March 1987. Repeated: 07 April 1987, 04 May 1987, 22 December 1987

  • Something Nice / Tocatta And Fatigue / Of Course You Can't / The Part Of The Anchor

2. Recorded: 1987-10-11. Broadcast: 19 October 1987. Repeated: 03 November 1987, 18 November 1987

  • Top Floor To Let / Sweet Georgia Black / Half A Heart

3. Recorded: 1989-01-31. Broadcast: 13 February 1989. Repeated: 29 March 1989, 20 December 1989

  • Mama Nature's Skin / Nothing Matters / The Funeral Stomp / Ta Love

4. Recorded: 1990-03-04. Broadcast: 26 March 1990. Repeated: 01 May 1990

  • The Race Is On / Grown So Ugly / The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy / Good Boy

5. Recorded: 1990-12-11. Broadcast: 12 January 1991. Repeated: 09 March 1991

  • Here Comes Mimi / Go Forth And Multiply / Kiss Me Stupid / Slags And Angels

Other Shows Played

Robert Lloyd and the New Four Seasons -- Something Nice

Robert Lloyd and the New Four Seasons -- Something Nice

1988
1989
  • 03 August 1989: Of Course You Can't (12" - Something Nice) In Tape ITTI056
1990

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