Fri 27 Mar


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Up Close and Personal with The former Inspiral Carpets front man has one of the best voices to emerge from the Madchester scene.... He's an incredible performer and will take you on a trip down memory lane. As the front man of Inspiral Carpets, Tom Hingley’s powerful voice has graced some of Manchester’s best loved music.

Tom Hingley was lead singer with 'Madchester' band, Inspiral Carpets until 2011. His signature vocal sound can be heard on all the 'glory days' hits including 'This is How it Feels', and 'Saturn 5', and helped catapult the band to stardom in the early nineties. 25 years and 15 top 40 singles later, and Tom continues to enjoy a successful solo career that started with his debut acoustic album, "Keep Britain Untidy", released in 2000 on Tom's own label, Newmemorabilia. Tom plays original music; an eclectic mix of Folk, Soul, Gospel and Blues with plenty of heart, as well as acoustic renditions of Inspiral classics. With his inimitable voice, and raw, honest performances - complete with slide guitar! – Tom continues to entertain fans old and new nationwide.

Since then Tom has released two more soul-searching acoustic albums . Thames Valley Delta Blues in 2009 and the Pledge Music crowd funded Sand in 2012

Tom is releasing a new album in 2018 through a pledge campaign called 'I Love My Job' with his electric band , the Tom Hingley Band, his Inspirals tribute band, the Kar-Pets are releasing a Live DVD/audio album in autumn 2017 called 'May Contain Nuts'

The legendary Tom Hingley of the former iconic 80s band, Inspiral Carpets, will be performing a live gig at the Piper on Friday 27th Feburuary w/ Supports + Maddchester DJs in bar for the afterparty.

Band Members Plays in Tom Hingley Band with Ste Pearce Bass, and Malcolm Law Drums previously with Inspiral Carpets as the Hits vocalist Too Much Texas and The Lovers

Home Town Manchester

Record Label New Memorabilia Records

About Inspiral Carpets 'glory days ' front man brings you his own heartfelt blues inspired songs......and they're great!

Music available digitally from: iTunes: (Tom Hingley solo), See more

Biography 'Sand' is Tom Hingley's new acoustic album it starts with a heartbeat... and ends with a string quartet 'Paper' is Tom Hingley's new electic guitar powered album availaible on Pledge Music Now !

Current Location Manchester

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