|Birth name||Thomas William Hingley|
|Born||9 July 1965|
Abingdon, Berkshire, England
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter|
|Instrument(s)||Vocals, guitar, banjo|
|Labels|| Ugly Man |
Thomas William Hingley(born 9 July 1965) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontman of Inspiral Carpets.
Hingley was born in Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) and grew up in nearby Frilford. He is the seventh child of the Russian scholar Ronald Hingley, translator of Chekhov for Oxford University Press.He attended Larkmead School before moving to Manchester in 1984 to study English at Manchester Polytechnic.
Hingley formed a band called Too Much Texas, [ citation needed ] Inspiral Carpets later reformed in 2003 to promote their Greatest Hits and tour the UK.and got a job collecting glasses at The Haçienda nightclub in Manchester. He joined Inspiral Carpets as lead vocalist in 1989. Inspiral Carpets broke up in 1995 and Hingley started a career as a solo artist, releasing Keep Britain Untidy (2000) and Soulfire (2002), on his label Newmemorabilia Records.
Hingley finally parted company with Inspiral Carpets in February 2011, the band returned to performing and writing with their original pre-1989 singer Stephen Holt who remains their frontman to date. Hingley's memoir Carpet Burns, My life with Inspiral Carpets charts his time with the band from 1989 to 2011.
In 2001, Hingley formed the band The Lovers with Steve and Paul Hanley (both former members of The Fall), Jason Brown, and Kelly Wood.[ citation needed ] The Lovers' first album, Abba Are The Enemy , was released in 2004. In 2002–03, he joined a reformed Inspiral Carpets for two 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.[ citation needed ] 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.
|Release Date||Title||UK Single Chart||Album|
|1989, August||"Find Out Why"||90||–|
|1990, March||"This Is How It Feels"||14||Life|
|1990, June||"Commercial Reign" (U.S. release)||–||Life|
|1990, June||"She Comes in the Fall"||27||Life|
|1991, March||"Caravan"||30||The Beast Inside|
|1991, June||"Please Be Cruel"||50||The Beast Inside|
|1992, February||"Dragging Me Down"||12||Revenge of the Goldfish|
|1992, May||"Two Worlds Collide"||32||Revenge of the Goldfish|
|1992, September||"Generations"||28||Revenge of the Goldfish|
|1992, November||"Bitches Brew"||36||Revenge of the Goldfish|
|1993, May||"How It Should Be"||49||–|
|1994, January||"Saturn 5"||20||Devil Hopping|
|1994, February||"I Want You"||18||Devil Hopping|
|1994, April||"Uniform"||51||Devil Hopping|
|1995, September||"Joe"||37||The Singles|
|2003, July||"Come Back Tomorrow"||43||Cool As|
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