It all started in late 2014, when Gregory Brock met up with Ashley Harris. It took about 3 seconds of hearing her sing and he knew that he had to work with her. “I felt an instant connection, and I knew that I wanted to hear her sing some of my songs.” As time progressed, and they worked more and more together, their respective voices began to compliment each other’s and it was only a matter of time that this project would birth.But what would a new group sound like, and what would he call it? Gregory’s previous projects were a bit edgier and more guitar-driven, but when Ashley came on board, he knew that he wanted the new band to have different backgrounds and influences that would compliment the new direction he wanted it to go.
One thing Gregory knew for sure, was that he didn’t want the new band to be “Gregory Brock’s” band. “It was completely different- sound-wise, vibe-wise, everything!” So his manager thought that it would be a fun idea to have some of Gregory’s friends come up with a name. Gregory agreed, and created a Facebook event/contest to come up with a name that would suit the new sound.
The response was huge. They had hundreds of name to go through. “Some were great, some were funny and some were goofy. But is was exciting to see so many people getting in on the whole thing”, said Gregory. “We narrowed it down to 5 and this is when it got really difficult.” One of the names suggested by his friend, Rosella Christantielli from Italy, was “Nightingale”. The more Gregory thought about it, the more it became clear that it was perfect. One problem, there was a band (a heavy metal one at that) already using the name. His manager, Marty Keegan suggested that they just spell it differently and thus, Nightengale was born.