The Karpets are an Inspiral Carpets tribute band, but a tribute band with a difference: their lead singer Tom Hingley was actually the lead singer with Inspiral Carpets from 1989-2011. Tom sang on all the Inspirals chart hits, including This is How it Feels, Saturn Five, Dragging Me Down, I Want You, She Comes in the Fall and all the songs on the bands four Major label albums - Life (1990) The Beast Inside (1991) Revenge of the Goldfish (1992) and Devilhopping (1994).
Formed in 2016, The Karpets have played barnstorming sets at Shine On Weekender, Embrace’s Secret Festival , Readipop Festival, Vicars Picnic, Rochdale Live, Darwen Live, Festival Too & headline sets at the 100 Club, Audio in Glasgow and over thirty other UK clubs to date.
The band comprises: Tom Hingley (lead vocals), Dickon Kyme Wright on keys & backing vocals, Philip McIntyre on guitar & backing vocals, Ste Pearce on bass and drummer Malcolm Law.
The Karpets can play all of Inspirals Greatest Hits as well as the whole of the band’s Revenge of the Goldfish album and a healthy selection of obscure B-side and fan favourites.
The live experience is raw, dynamic, punky & energetic. The band play like their very existence depends on it with humour, skill and volume.