GIG NEWS: Tom Hingley Record Store Day in-store appearances

The Tom Hingley Band will be playing in-store in Manchester and Liverpool on RSD 16th April


Tony Wilson famously once said,  ‘Kids in Manchester have the best record collections’…. and with the Record Store Day this Saturday April 16th there’s the opportunity to add to these magnificent collections as across the country record shops participate in Record Store Day! There’s the opportunity to pick up some limited edition vinyl releases from the likes of Florence and the Machine, Primal Scream and David Bowie.

See this link for more details of all record shops who are joining in the collective vinyl party, including our very own Mancunian record shops:

An exciting highlight comes as songwriter and former Inspiral Carpets man, Tom Hingley, exclusively releases a brand new 7”: ‘Beggar’s Hand’, and its B-side, ‘Toy’ with his trio The Tom Hingley band. AND if that isn’t exciting enough, the Tom Hingley Band will also be playing a special in-store performance at Manchester’s Vinyl Revival at 9.30am shortly after doors open. Following that, the band will also be heading across the Mersey to treat fans to a late afternoon set at Liverpool’s 3Beat Records (beginning 5.00 PM).  Proceeds from the charity single will go to Liverpool community initiative, Hope Fest, and the Manchester-based Lifeshare, both of which are concerned with supporting homeless people in both cities.

Downloading and streaming music is all very well, but nothing beats the ceremony of removing vinyl from its lovingly created artistic sleeve; feeling the vinyl between your fingers, and carefully placing the record on the deck, waiting for the needle to glide across the record. Of course, there’s also the buzz of the record shop; the chance to catch up with friends and share music which also can’t be beaten, so get thee down – hope to see you there!

Full dates and details for the Tom Hingley Band’s 2016 dates as follows:

April 16th – RSD In-Store performance – Vinyl Revival, Manchester @ 9.30 AM
April 16th – RSD In-Store performance – 3Beat Records, Liverpool @ 5 PM
April 21st – Ruby Lounge Manchester (w/ The Kar-Pets)

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Born in London, but bred in Manchester, music is something I can't do without. I like to think I'm musically open minded enough to enjoy a range of styles (only steering clear of heavy metal and opera so far!). I particularly enjoy acoustic, lyrically rich folky music, but also love really good dance and piano house music, and tons of other stuff too numerous to mention, but I'd struggle if someone asked me for my top ten of all time! My greatest musical love when growing up ( and still today) was the music of The Smiths - Morrissey's poetic genius with Marr's outstanding guitar playing. Going to gigs is what I like to do. I'm aversive to stadium and larger gig venues ( with exception of The Albert Hall and The Ritz) though, preferring the smaller intimate venues that Manchester has to offer such as The Soup Kitchen, The Castle and Matt & Phreds to name but three.