Lead singer for the alternative rock band Inspiral Carpets who released the tracks "Dragging Me Down" and "This Is How It Feels."
He was an English literature student at Manchester Polytechnic and founded the band Too Much Texas.
He was a part-time professor at Salford University.
He is the son of Ronald Hingley.
He auditioned for Inspiral Carpets with Noel Gallagher.