Madchester man is still inspiring

Former Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hindley plays at The Prince Arthur.
Former Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hindley plays at The Prince Arthur.

APPEARING live in the Stairwell at The Prince Arthur next Friday is Manchester-based musician Tom Hingley.

As lead singer of the Inspiral Carpets he enjoyed an international music career which saw the band record 15 Top-20 hits.

He made seven appearances on Top of The Pops, toured the world and even had a young Noel Gallagher as a roadie prior to his Oasis days. Tom plays a mixture of Inspiral Carpets classics including Dragging Me Down, Saturn Five and the classic This Is How It Feels.

He released his first collection of his own material Keep Britain Untidy in 2000 and a second solo acoustic record Thames Valley Delta Blues appeared in 2009.

Tom performed at Blackpool’s Rebellion Punk Festival back in August.

On the same weekend, he headlined the Sunday afternoon concert at Garstang Show.

His night at The Prince Arthur will see him perform one continuous set for 90 minutes.

Wayne Duffy, landlord of the Lord Street venue, said: “Tom is a compelling performer and in a small venue like ours he draws you in and the atmosphere he creates is spellbinding.”

Admission is free and music begins at 9pm.