Tapestry Blu was a 1980s electronic pop duo, with the fabulous falsetto of William Gregory (who went by the French pronunciation, Guillaume Gregory) and Nick De Herrera, AKA Niko, a velvet virtuoso on Yamaha DX7 keys. Both members graduated from the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Chula Vista. "He [Niko] had a very impressive ability for writing originals and absorbing timely new wave hues and reworking them into unique covers," emails one Reader reader. "I've mentioned elsewhere how he was both prolific and generous, where he'd make you a one-off cassette if you asked, music recorded especially for you, in his home set-up. If it was the holidays, expect a set of revved up new-wave takes on old holiday standards. The guy was smart and his style complimented Guillaume's in a more subdued fashion: 40s elegance meets 80s edge."
After performing in musicals and singing with local groups such as The Main Attraction and New Renaissance, William Gregory was already an engaging singer and a local fashion icon. "He was the enigma back then as he remains today," emails a Reader reader. "He was way ahead of his time in his sense of style for the late 1980s: 40s luxe, smoking jackets, tuxedos, 70s platforms and denim leisure suits. His musical ability and vocal range was inspiring with his grasp of torch songs, jazz classics, sacred gospel and of course, pop music."
Tapestry Blu were very popular in the late 80s coffee house/gallery scene in San Diego. The duo composed a rock opera called Electric Butterfly that was performed at least once at UCSD. They were once seen performing "My Heart's in Rapture" in November 1987 on a San Diego TV talent show called Rocket to Stardom, aka Stanley Tonight, but little else is known about them. Herrera apparently later went into acting and moved to L.A., while Gregory relocated to Chicago.