Paisley Music Roundup 03 by Tommy McGrory
Welcome to Tommy McGrory’s Paisley Music Roundup 03, looking ahead at gigs in the town from Friday.
On Friday, The Bungalow has The Machine Rages On playing for the first time. They are the UK’s No.1 Rage Against the Machine Tribute. The set list includes all the classic Rage Against the Machine songs from their four studio albums. The band sounds like the real thing and they also pride themselves in looking the part as well. Expect iconic songs like Killing in the Name, Know Your Enemy, Freedom and Calm Like a Bomb. The venue opens at 7pm and tickets are £12 on the door.
Bobby Deans Big Band are playing Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Enjoy all the big band classic sounds of Dorsey, Ellington, Millar, Basie, Kenton and Goodman while vocal contributions cover classic artists such as Sinatra, Darren, Fitzgerald and Holiday. The Bungalow is fast becoming one of the coolest entertainment venues for big bands. Don’t take my word for it, get down and check it out. Doors open at 1pm.
Get you freak on at The Bungalow 80’s dance night on Saturday. Tickets can be bought on entry. It’s just been announced that live band The Postcards will perform a dynamic 80s set too. Celebrating the amazing musical landscape of this time with all of your favourite hits from artists such as Wham, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, A-Ha, Cyndi Lauper and many more. A night that recreates the magic to take you back in time to when it was cool to be different. Doors open 7pm, venue closes 1am.
Cinder Hall are proud to present Paisley’s very own The Deep Shining Sea who are performing at The Bungalow on Thursday. Support comes from Greenock indie pop band Tempe and all the way from Midlothian, DD Stirling. This is a gig not to be missed. Tickets are available from Skiddle or through Cinder Hall on Instagram and Facebook Tickets are £5/£3 on the door. Opens at 7pm.
The Cave have another great line up of bands on again this weekend, starting with the P90s on Friday at 9pm. On Saturday, Firestorm in the early slot at 6pm followed by Splendid Suns at 9pm and on Sunday to round it off it is Revival from 6pm. Kennedy’s Live Sundays continue with Crackerman from 3pm.
The Old Swan have a brilliant week ahead and it starts with Kirk Strachan on Friday night and Wildcard on Saturday from 4pm. Clyde are back in their usual spot at 5pm on Monday. Afternoon Tea at 3pm with Lee James is on Tuesday and on Thursday he is back again at 3pm also. Check out The Old Swan’s new beer garden. I hear outdoor gigs will be starting soon.
The Keg have some late night live action starting with Evan Keen at 9pm on Friday, and Saturday night it is Ama Jane also at 9pm.
The Anchor have a charity night on Friday from 4.30pm. On offer is live music, karaoke, auction, raffle and games. The event is in aid of The Star Project which delivers a regular and varied programme of creative group and individual supports to community members within Renfrewshire from their base in the North End of Paisley. Their work is shaped by community members, partners, volunteers and staff in everything they do. The group has a dedicated team that delivers
Counselling, preschool classes, arts sessions, regular drop ins and a community fridge. A great group to support and looks like a very entertaining night. Rock covers band Monkey Business will be performing on Sunday at 4.30pm.
Boab Williamson one of the owners of Rocknrolla’s has a Birthday Bash this weekend. He was the victim of a Facebook hack and not all the invites got sent. So if you know Boab help him have a great birthday night out and message him for details.
This week’s Open Mic sessions are: 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.