Author: Simon

Happy Valentine’s Day

A very happy Valentine’s Day to you all. Last weekend was busy with a show at the Halt in Redcar on the Friday supported by the very talented Shore. A long blustery journey across country to Glastonbury saw me share

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Tom Interview on BBC Radio Suffolk

Interview with Tom on BBC Radio Suffolk last night – listen from 2 hours 20 minutes in.  Tom talks about the influence of John Peel and the upcoming Kar-Pets gig on Saturday at the John Peel Centre.  

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A Belated Happy New Year

It’s nice not to be ill anymore, the trip to New Zealand was a tonic for the troops. There’s plenty in store in the Tom Hingley world in 2020, neatly enough to block out the combined buffoonery of UK domestic

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Last blog of the year

Thanks to everyone who promoted a show for me and the band this year, thanks for the punters who came, the sound people who mixed the sound and the bar staff who pulled the pints. Thanks to Dickon Kyme Wright,

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You take the high road

I am organising a Labour Party musical rally and campaign event at the Retro Bar this Thursday 5th with over 20 acoustic acts performing. It’s a fiver in and bring some tinned food or sanitary products for Manchester Food Bank.

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Lighthouse and Family

I’m playing three shows this weekend. On Friday I play in the Highlands at the Crown Inn, 22 Redhaven Square, Keith, Moray AB55 5AB. Saturday sees me perform at Penrith AFC and Sunday I play an early evening show at

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New shows, new beer

I have new solo shows next year including a date in Glastonbury on February 8th supporting Mark Chadwick whilst The Kar-Pets are part of Independent Venue Week at The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket on February 1st. The new beer

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New beer is on its way!

A very busy November for me with the following shows: November 8th at Chewies Bar Barnoldswick November 9th 5pm Halifax The Lantern 15th November at the Leopard club Doncaster Saturday 16th  Blossoms Pub in Stockport November 22nd Barrow-in-Furness, Farmers Inn

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Go suck a lemon

This Friday, October 25th, The Kar-Pets play their penultimate show of 2019 at Jacs, Aberdare.  On Saturday (26th October) I return to the Flying Coach in Hazel Grove for my intermittent residency. I’m looking for a support artist to play a

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Dear John Letter

    This week sees The Kar-Pets play in Manchester on Friday night at Night People then on Saturday I am playing at a sold-out solo concert on the Isle of Man. Shows are stacking up for the band next

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