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Inspiral Carpets legend Tom Hingley to perform in Dundalk this Saturday

Inspiral Carpets legend Tom Hingley to perform in Dundalk this Saturday

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Former Inspiral Carpets lead singer Tom Hingley will be bringing his acoustic show to the Oriel Centre at Dundalk Gaol this Saturday.

For 22 years he sang on all their chart hits, appeared on Top of the Pops and toured the world with the ‘Madchester’ band before they went their separate way

Tom Hingley will perform in Dundalk this Saturday. Pictured above is the group he made his name in, Inspiral Carpets

Tom Hingley was lead singer with ‘Madchester’ band, Inspiral Carpets until 2011. His signature vocal sound can be heard on all the ‘glory days’ hits including ‘This is How it Feels’, and ‘Saturn 5’, which helped catapult the band to stardom in the early nineties.

25 years and 15 top 40 singles later Tom continues to enjoy a successful solo career. Tom plays original music; an eclectic mix of Folk, Soul, Gospel and Blues with plenty of heart, as well as acoustic renditions of Inspiral classics. With his inimitable voice, and raw, honest performances – complete with slide guitar! – Tom continues to entertain fans old and new.

Tom will regale his audience with tales of his exploits on the road with Inspiral Carpets and what it was really like to have Noel Gallagher as Inspiral Carpets roadie!

Support on the night is by Ciara Callaghan who will be accompanied by guitarist Breifne Holohan. Ciara is best known as being in the band Fuzz Gigolo, a 5 piece LO-FI Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Drogheda that have graced the stages of numerous festivals including Vantastival, Tara Rocks, Le Cheile and venues throughout the North East and Dublin. Breifne as both a composer and musician has won a number of awards including the Bill Whelan International Music Bursary for Young Composers. He is a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective and the Collaborative Artists Company. Ciara and Breifne will bring their own bluesy twist to modern day crowd pleasing classics at this intimate gig.

Don’t miss out on what is going to be an amazing night of talent in the Gaol. For further information contact Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol, phone 042 93 288 87 or www.orielcentre.ie and Facebook Shenanigans Dundalk.

Check out Tom performing This Is How It Feels with Inspiral Carpets below…

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