Kaye and Hingley team up for Otley gig

Gary Kaye, who is teaming up with Tom Hingley

Gary Kaye, who is teaming up with Tom Hingley

First published in What's On

Horsforth folk singer Gary Kaye is teaming up with indie pop performer Tom Hingley for a gig in Otley.

Kaye, who has built a reputation as a political songwriter, has played a number of gigs with Hingley, formerly of Inspiral Carpets, since meeting him three years ago.

“Our shows are always full of passion, power and plenty of opportunities for an audience singalong,” Kaye said.

“I used to pay good money to see Tom perform with the Inspiral Carpets back in the day, so it sometimes feels strange to be sharing the stage with him and having him as a mate.”

Kaye, who is also standing as a Labour candidate for Horsforth in the May local elections, has been playing in various bands in Yorkshire for the past twenty years, but has gained most success as a solo artist.

His debut solo album, Boppin With Kropotkin, has sold well over the past two years and he has played at various music festivals and political rallies - engaging the audiences with politics and folk.

Kaye, who is currently writing and recording his new album, also runs the Jail Guitar Doors project at HMP Leeds, offering guitar tuition to prisoners to help them express themselves through music. He set up the project in 2011, working alongside folk legend Billy Bragg.

Tom Hingley has had a successful solo career since departing from the Inspiral Carpets. He has played with his own band, The Lovers, and as a solo artist for the past 15 years.

The gig, at Korks Wine Bar, will take place on Friday, March 16.

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