Paisley Music Roundup 06 by Tommy McGrory
Welcome to Tommy McGrory’s Paisley Music Roundup 06, looking ahead at gigs in the town from tonight.
The Bungalow and True Faith Promotions are having an acoustic Indie night tonight featuring two superb acts with tributes to The Verve and Richard Ashcroft with Martin Livingstone. Martin will be playing some of Richard’s finest work with Bittersweet Symphony, The Drugs don’t work, Lucky Man, Sonnet plus many more songs from Ashcroft’s illustrious career.
Chris Duncan will be providing some of the classic Oasis repertoire featuring Don’t Look back in Anger, Champagne Supernova, Do you Wanna be a Spaceman, Stand by Me, Wonderwall and many more classic tunes from the Brit Pop Kings. So why don’t you get yourself along to the Bungalow for a sing a long of indie masterpieces. Doors are 7pm and you can get tickets on entry.
It’s an All Dayer Northern Soul Special at The Bungalow tomorrow. The first part in the afternoon is a free entry event as the venue welcome back Shout who played their first ever gig their recently. The popular band fronted by Lynn Graham has been playing to packed venues and this one looks to be a busy one too. Expect some Soul and Mod classics from the band and their guest Northern Soul DJ. Doors at 1pm.
In the evening as part of this Northern Soul and Motown Extravaganza on stage will be eight piece Soul band Republic of Soul from Glasgow. They are no stranger to Paisley and will be setting the venue ablaze with their fabulous repertoire of floor fillers.
And then, premiering for the first time anywhere in the UK, NCNUK proudly presents Club Soul – an Audio and Visual Northern Soul fest – with wall to wall NS classics from artists like; Al Wilson, Chairmen Of The Board Chuck, Edwin Starr, Freda Payne, Jackie Wilson and so much more. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or at the door. Doors open at 7pm. The Thursday Introducing Night next week is not on due to staff training. It will be back the following week.
The Enforcers are at The Old Swan tonight from 7pm and in the ‘Shoppers’ Slot tomorrow from 4pm it is Gordon’s Alive followed by a DJ. If you are wondering why the legendary slot at 4pm at The Old Swan is called the ‘Shoppers Slot’. It came from an advert they posted years ago which said “Ladies. Drop off your husband here and we will look after him. Just give him some money for a few pints and pick him up after you are finished the shopping”
Things have changed since then and when I was in The Old Swan last week It looks like the women are the ones having a wee gin while waiting on the men finish the shopping. Clyde are back on Monday from 5pm with their mix of Trad, Rock and Pop and then on Tuesday Lee James will be performing his Swing Classic set at 3pm and he comes back on Tuesday at the same time to give an afternoon of songs through the decades.
The Keg has Highway Chile in tonight from 9pm and tomorrow night they have a live band session with Old Bohemia also at 9pm.
The Cave have Headhunters in tomorrow from 6pm and then at the later time of 9pm it is Wildcard playing till late. Power Trio Proposal will be finishing of another Cave weekend of rock on Sunday from 6pm.
It’s good to see one of Paisley’s longest running bands Blind Panik still busy and playing some great music all over the West of Scotland. You can catch them at The Anchor on Sunday from 4.30pm. Continuing the early Sunday Sessions Kennedy’s has Big Licks playing from 3pm.
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.