The 12 Days of Hingley


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The Twelve Days of Hingley

Unfolding day by day. Click the number to open up.

Day 1 starts on 1 December.

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‘This is a fascinating and unique book about a unique and fascinating life. Memoirs are made of this.’
David Quantick

‘Oh my God! Every band is the same. I couldn’t put it down.’
Peter Hook

‘A cool as f**k memoir. There’s no overriding sense of bitterness or regret in [Hingley’s] eminently readable memoirs, a first-hand account of a fascinating era in British pop, conveyed with atmosphere and colour.’
– Record Collector

‘Tom Hingley may no longer be a member of Inspiral Carpets but he’s definitely got some tales to tell from when he was! Covering his time as singer with the band, his place in the Manchester music scene and his current career his autobiography is a page-turner full of anecdotes and memories.’
– Louder Than War

‘Carpet Burns provides a first-hand look at the Madchester movement from a man at the heart of his adopted city. Anyone interested in tour life and the impact Manchester’s music scene had will quickly devour every word.’
– Manchester City Official Match Programme

‘An excellent memoir.’
– Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture

‘Often witty and at times poignant, [Carpet Burns] charts the band’s barrelling rise to success during the heady Manchester years of the late 80’s and early 90’s, before bearing out the adage that what goes up must come down. As the first and only account of the band it’s a must for all Inspiral’s fans and devotees to popular culture of the time (want to know where Noel Gallagher first cut his teeth). The book could also act in part at least, as a how-to or how-not-to guide for surviving the music industry, a business not famed for providing soft landings or after care.’
– Eartwister

‘Tom’s book about his life as the singer of the Oldham 5 piece is a real eye-opener, and takes you on a real rollercoaster of the ups and downs of being in a band at the heart of the Manchester music scene. A memorable frontmen, a great singer, and now an accomplished author.’
– Inspiral Carpets Appreciation Society

Carpet Burns Website

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