Tom Hingley used to play with one of those top bands back in 90s with The lovers. But soon realised his ambitions grew and moved swiftly onto that well named band, Carpet burns.
Now pushing his solo career to edge Tom has fort is way through the good, the bad & the ugly times of upon making himself a well earned pat on the back. I caught up with Tom on one of his road trips down to the South and asked him a few questions on his passions that go behind the music industry and what has changed since being able to bum around back in the 90’s.
Interview with Tom Hingley.
When I spoke to Jules Aplin about interviewing Thames Valley Blues player – Tom Hingley I jumped in with both feet at the idea of changing the way people listen to the blues. I got into Dog Suit’s rustic meaning because when it comes to music you have to sit back, relax and let the artist’s voice drop into your soul. The lyrics progressively swim around with your emotions or the moods from the day that you’ve had and that’s the real reason behind blues players, they wish to convey their general aspect of music onto their audiences through their perception of heroic manner.
Tom thrives on artists such as Hendrix and Ian Curtis, whilst all the time putting his vibes from his inspires within his songs like ‘All the good things’. Thames Valley Blues wouldn’t be everybody’s cup of tea, but if you listen you begin to unfold a different muse in your CD pile. Some of his best work has come from on the edge-like artists such as Joplin and Curtis so you begin to understand the real meaning behind the unshaved emotional red neck like moments in within the delta blues.
His solo career kicked off with songs such as lord of my life, keep Britain untidy and happiness, soul fire. These are remarkable albums because of the way he portrays his symbolic meaning to his own philosophy of British culture and the shift change in our societies since the 90s.
People were all gathered at the stage as we all waited in anticipation for Tom’s arrival. The Stealers shook the walls at Lennons once again and everyone was in high spirits. As Tom leapt onto the stage he brought on with him what looked like an old acoustic and with no introduction slid his fingers with his slider across his guitar. Goose pimples arose on the back of my neck as he lent backwards and put his arms in the air. Everyone clapped as he brought his guitar down with no lyrics, just pure delta, red-neck style blues.
I’m interested in his passion for the blues. What makes that rustic mortal coil with Tom and his band, how well does he communicate with the rest of the world within his song writing.