FORMER Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley makes an eagerly-awaited return visit to Matlock’s TwentyTen venue on Friday, June 15.
His appearance at the Dale Road venue earlier in the year went down particularly well, hence the swift return visit.
Hingley joined the Inspirals as lead vocalist in 1989. After six successful years, the Inspiral Carpets split 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 and Paul Hanley, both former members of The Fall and Jason Brown and Kelly Wood.
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, and he remains a busy and popular presence on the live scene.
He is expected onstage at TwentyTen from 9pm.