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Former Inspiral Carpets icon Tom Hingley Releases ‘May Contain Nuts’

SEEN reckons it’ll be a cracking night out on the 15th December when former Inspiral Carpets vocalist Tom Hingley plays the Islington with his new outfit, tribute band the Kar-Pets. As you may have guessed, they pay homage to the organ-crazed pop smashes of Inspiral Carpets. However, The Kar-Pets are a band in no need of raiding the fancy dress box any time soon, for they just happen to have the real McCoy making up their ranks…

Having toured the country to great acclaim with this barmy, yet brilliant new band. ‘May Contain Nuts’ is a live multimedia DVD/CD where Tom and the Kar-Pets shatter any pre-conceptions of the tribute-band notion and show you exactly what they’re made of.

Recorded at the sold-out show at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester on April 16th, 2016, this release encompasses a live DVD plus an audio CD of the gig in a deluxe new 2-disc pack. Offering a unique take on the Inspiral Carpets back catalogue from greatest hits to beloved album tracks, this is a DVD that captures the band at their exhilarating and eyebrow-raising best, with pumped-up performances of classic tracks such as “Saturn 5”, “Bitches Brew”, “Find Out Why” and many more. It’s available now.

Tom Hingley was the lead singer for the most commercially successful period of Manchester trailblazers Inspiral Carpets’ career, between 1989 (joining for the band’s sensational ‘Life’ album, which featured their #14 charting anthem “This Is How It Feels”) and 1995 (following the release of their seminal ‘Devil Hopping’ LP at the height of the Brit-Pop phenomenon in 1994).  After the Inspiral’s initial split in 1995, Tom began to forge a career as a solo artist and has been creating new music under his solo moniker ever since. Hingley departed Inspiral Carpets officially in 2011. Solo highlights from Tom’s career have included 2000’s debut solo album ‘Keep Britain Tidy’, plus individually lauded follow-up records such as ‘Thames Valley Delta Blues’ (2009) and ‘Paper’ (2013).  Tom has also produced two albums and a smattering of EPs and releases with The Lovers, plus contributed a special charity release for Record Store Day, Beggar’s Hand, with his Tom Hingley Band project  – all of which have added to a rich and varied oeuvre of work.

Most recently, Tom has been touring the country to great acclaim with his unusual new outfit The Kar-Pets, revisiting classics from his Inspiral days and revamping them in his own vision for the 21st Century.

Tom Hingley live:

Dec 15 London – The Islington

The Islington
1 Tolpuddle Street
N1 0XT

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