Playing glossy contemporary pop with a romantic spirit, Nightly is the brainchild of Joey Beretta and Jonathan Capeci, cousins who began making music together before they were old enough to drive. Beretta and Capeci grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and came from households filled with music. When Beretta was 13 and Capeci was 14, they bought matching electric guitars and formed a band; the pair played in a variety of combos around Philadelphia and New Jersey, and while they set music aside when they went off to college, within two years they'd both dropped out and headed to Nashville, Tennessee in hopes of making a career out of music. For several years, they played together in a band called Dinner and a Suit, who toured extensively (including several dates on the Vans Warped Tour) and released an album and an EP before breaking up near the end of 2015. In 2016, Beretta and Capeci launched a new project, Nightly, taking the name from a texting abbreviation for "Goodnight, Love You." Beretta and Capeci penned a breakup song called "XO," and after recording the tune they posted it online. To their surprise, the track began racking up hundreds of thousands of plays as well as receiving radio airplay in Nashville, and Nightly were suddenly a hot property. After playing a series of showcases, the band struck a deal with Interscope Records, which released a four-song EP, Honest, in October 2016. The group toured hard in support, sharing stages with the likes of Ke$ha, the All-American Rejects, and the Struts. In February 2018, Nightly dropped a new single, "Miss You Like Hell," while they were touring with rapper NF. It was later included on their EP, The Sound of Your Voice. Another EP, Talk You Down, followed in 2019 along with the single "This Time Last Year."
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