Paisley Music Roundup 02 by Tommy McGrory
Welcome to Tommy McGrory’s Paisley Music Roundup 02, looking ahead at gigs in the town from Friday.
Killer Instinct is back at The Bungalow again on Friday after a great gig last time round. The band’s attention to detail which includes The Killers own famous ‘K’ keyboard stand makes the show and features authentic tones and sequenced studio sounds to emulate The Killers.
Above all though, the musicianship, energy and a set full of great songs all adds up to a great night. Local band Mr Db is the support. Tickets are available on the night and doors are 7pm.
The John Charles Band are playing on Saturday from 2pm and entry is free. The band play a load of nostalgic tunes from the past and every one is a winner.
The Southmartins are playing at The Bungalow on Saturday night and it is just about sold out. The Southmartins have carved themselves a unique niche in the tribute scene since forming in late 2009.
Playing fast and loose with the back catalogues of the Housemartins and the Beautiful South (and the occasional foray into Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s more recent hits) the band manage to not only bring the sound of these two hugely successful British bands to their shows but also pull off the neat trick of making many of the songs their own with energetic, soulful interpretations and playful arrangements.
Very much a band to involve the audience along the way, expect a great big singalong to classic hits such as Happy Hour, Good As Gold, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Caravan of Love and many more. Limited tickets available on the door and they open at 7pm. Sunday’s Open Stage starts at 3pm and doors are 2pm.
On Wednesday The Harsh and Snatch-Back tour hits The Bungalow. Their influences are old vinyls, worn out and embalmed with a fragrance of a beer and a love of Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue. The band have been playing across France and abroad, opening for international artists like Inglorious, Loudness and Anvil. You can pay on entry and doors are 7pm.
Thursday (19th) will probably the biggest night ever for The Bungalow Introducing Nights. And no wonder the cracking line up is Hollie P, Sophie Tonner, Klaise and The Sankaras. Tickets are £5/£3 and available from Eventbrite or on the door on the night. Doors are 7pm with the first band going on approx 8pm. Get in early tickets are going fast.
Fleetwood Max are at Rocknrolla’s on Saturday night. They are an enigmatic, exceptionally talented group of musicians and performers, who have come together to share their love and appreciation for this inspirational supergroup. Fleetwood Max has lovingly recreated that authentic sound with outstanding musicianship and attention to every little detail, not to mention the stunning vocals and 3 part harmonies. Don’t miss this authentic tribute to one of the biggest groups of our lifetime. Tickets are available at the door and the venue opens at 7pm.
Kirk Strachan is playing at The Old Swan on Friday from 7pm. Blackout are playing Saturday at 4pm. Clyde are back in their usual slot at 5pm on Monday. Lee James is performing a Swing Set on Tuesday and Past Classics on Thursday both starting at 3pm.
The Cave‘s ‘Four in a Row’ this week starts on Friday at 8pm with Midnight Moses. On Saturday Sad Ida are in the early slot at 6pm then followed by Gordon’s Alive. Super covers band Nightfly is playing on Sunday at 6pm.
The Keg has live bands on Friday and Saturday night from 9pm.
Hung Jury will be at Kennedy’s on Sunday from 3pm.
This week’s Open Mic sessions are: The Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is hosting at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm, Johnny Barr will be at The Keg from 8.30pm.
Have a great week and Keep Music Live.