- Hometown: Manchester
- Genre: Acoustic / Blues
- Influences: BeerTooth Brush Mania, The Wide Pints , Gloria Club Foot, The Exploding Spikes, Bear Fruit, any other old shite i can make up on the spot really
- Lineup: Tom Hingley
Inspiral Carpets ‘glory days ‘ front man brings you his own heartfelt blues inspired songs……and they’re great!
Tom Hingley moved to Oldham in 1984, studying English at Manchester Polytechnic. He formed a band called Too Much Texas, and got a job collecting glasses at The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester. He joined Inspiral Carpets as lead vocalist in 1989. After six successful years, Inspiral Carpets split in 1995 and Hingley started performing as a solo artist, releasing Keep Britain Untidy (2000) and Soulfire (2002), released on his own label Newmemorabilia Records. In 2001 Hingley formed the band The Lovers with Steve Hanley and Paul Hanley, both former members of The Fall, and Jason Brown and Kelly Wood. The Lovers’ first album, Abba Are The Enemy, was released in 2004. In 2002/2003 Hingley joined a reformed Inspiral Carpets for two sell-out UK tours and again in 2006/2007. His second album with the Lovers, Highlights, was released in March 2008. In August 2009 Hingley played the Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool. In 2009 Hingley released a new solo acoustic record on Newmemorabilia Records called Thames Valley Delta Blues, a kind of follow up to the earlier, much-acclaimed Keep Britain Untidy.
‘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 !