Tom HIngley, the ex-Inspiral Carpets vocalist, brings his acoustic set to The Social. Tom was in the band, in it's hey day of the Madchester and Britpop music scene, with hit songs: Joe, Find Out Way, Move, This Is How It Feels, She Comes In The Fall, Dragging Me Down, Saturn 5 and hit LP, Life. Along with the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, the band changed and reshaped a whole generation of music and inspired bands, such as The Charlatans, The Verve and Oasis. After disbanding in 1994, Tom formed Tom Hingley and The Lovers, which included former The Fall members Paul and Steve Hanley and released LPs ABBA are the Enemy and Highlights. Tom and the rest of the Inspiral Carpets reformed in the 2000s with a successful set of comeback gigs and a new single, Come Back Tomorrow. Tom left the band in 2011 and has been gigging his live acoustic set, ever since. Recently, Tom has joined an Inspiral Carpets inspired band, The Kar-Pets and has performed the Inspiral Carpets third LP, Revenge of the Goldfish. Tom has also had solo LPs, which include: Keep Britain Untidy, Thames Valley Delta Blues and Paper. In 2012, Tom released his memoirs, Carpet Burns, which details his time in the Inspiral Carpets. Tom also brews his own beer, Tom Hingley's Stout, which he has sold at his gigs.
Support comes from John McCullagh and Sterling 'Rosco' Roswell.
John McCullagh, is a singer/ song writer from Doncaster. Inspired by Donovan, Marc Bolan, Paul Weller, Johnny Cash and The Byrds, John has been writing songs since he was twelve and at the age of fifteen was spotted by Alan McGee ( Creation Records) and signed to his newly formed 359 Music label, under his full name, John Lennon McCullagh.
Having caused a storm with his 2013 debut LP, North South Divide, John toured 2013-14 opening gigs for The Strypes, Alabama 3, The Enemy, Richard Hawley and Cast. In 2015, John and his band, John McCullagh and The Escorts, released their second LP, New Born Cry, which was produced by The Las and Cast member, John Power.
John is currently playing guitar with the band, Vultures, who have played This Feeling gig nights and the Tramlines Festival.
Sterling Roswell, east London based artist and musician has been on the cutitng edge of British underground music since his teenage days drumming with Spacemen 3 in 1986 and has continued to work with Pete Bassman in seminal indie rockers, The Darkside whilst also touring in Europe with Tav Falco's Panther Burns. Sterling has worked with many artists over the last 30 years including Nick Lowe, Sky Saxon, Los Straightjackets, also producing a new 45rpm record out now with Memphis Art Rocker Legend Tav Falco — The Drone Ranger / available in all good record shops. Sterling has a new 12” vinyl record out now with fabulous remixes by Tim Sheridan and Max 2KSubs of the Roswell penned Give Peace Another Chance taken from the Andrew Weatherall critically acclaimed album The Call Of The Cosmos.
Poised to release a retrospective 5 CD boxset of the complete studio masters by The Darkside, set to come out in September, is currently working on an album with TWINK (The Pretty Things / The Pink Faries) and a new Sterling Roswell studio album with 'Bad Seed' Jim Scalvunos.
Live appearances both solo and with The Sterling Roswell Band have always held audiences spellbound and are The act to see in the new world of psychedelic rock and roll.
With an encyclopedic knowledge of music and a vinyl record collection spanning everything from rockabilly to psyche to techno, his DJ sets have had everyone dancing all night long in London, Rome, New York and beyond.
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The gig is on Wednesday 13th September, doors 7.30-11pm.
Tickets are £4 online and £5 on the door, available at wegottickets.com