Music Scene - Acoustic flavour is on the menu at Indiependence

Tom Hingley
Tom Hingley

AS the club goes from strength to strength in terms of pulling in big names, Indiependence is preparing for a new regular, live acoustic event.

Indiependence Unplugged has been tipped by club bosses to be one of the most popular events of the year for Wigan’s music scene.

Kicking off the launch night on March 5 will be former Inspiral Carpets singer, Tom Hingley with support from Carl Pierce and Scottish musician Martin Livingstone.

Michael Vaughan is a DJ at the club and also on the promotions team.

He said: “I’ve seen Tom live before, he puts on a great show on, and of course the Inspiral Carpets are a massively inspirational band to many.

“I think it is a great act to launch Indiependence Unplugged with.

“Carl has also been performing around Wigan for about eight years and has built up quite a fan base, it will be good to finally get him down to the venue.

“And Martin was a wild card on my part.

“Martin offered to come down from Scotland to support Tom, and he is bringing quite a following with him.

“There is already one coach booked in to get people down from Scotland to Indiependence and it looks like there are more to be booked.

“It’s great to spread the word so far from Wigan.”

Indiependence is fast becoming a popular live music venue with A Bit of Brown Sauce now being hosted at the King Street West base.

Michael added: “We’re starting this night to showcase the talent of acoustic artists that are out there.

“There isn’t really any similar regular music night going on at the minute so it gives even more people a chance to get involved in Wigan’s music scene.

“We’ve only just announced this and we have been getting so much positive feedback already.

“I’m beginning to think that it could become more of a regular occurrence than monthly with the amount of people who want to get involved too.

“It’s great to see the enthusiasm, it shows that there is a really good audience out there for this type of event. “If musicians want to get involved, they should get in contact with us via any social networking sites or call in.”