Paisley Music Roundup 09 by Tommy McGrory
Welcome to Tommy McGrory’s Paisley Music Roundup 09, looking ahead at gigs in the town from Friday night.
The DeRellas are fully locked and loaded and are ready to raise the roof at Rocknrolla’s on Friday and tickets are still available on the door for this much talked about Glam Punk bash. The current line-up features Timmy DeRella, who has the looks of Sid Vicious and Stiv Bators (bass/vocals), Luca DeRella, who is also in Spizzenergi (lead guitar/ backing vocals), Steve Grainger, from Chelsea (drums) and Marky T, ex Sex Pistols Experience (guitar).
Support for this electrifying night will come from the rather superb Fire Exit who are a classic punk party band. Songs like Going Crazy and We’re Gonna Drink will get you going and raise your spirits, get your heart pumping and spread a smile across your face. To make up this trio of top punk and kicking things off is 2Sevens. Doors are 7pm.
The Bungalow Introducing Night a week on Thursday has a great three band line up starting with Kloans, a five-piece indie rock band formed in Paisley then they have Cloak, another five-band this time from Glasgow, last but not least is The Barely Responsible who are a three-piece indie band hailing from Irvine and Glasgow. The band features The Voice Kids UK 2020 semi-finalist Blair Gilmour. £5/3 on the door and entry is at 7pm.
The Keg has one of their favourite bands on Friday from 9pm. They are Old Bohemia who are one of Scotland’s best and most loved acoustic duo’s who have played in Berlin, L.A, San Francisco, New York, London and all the way to Asia and beyond. At 18 years old they were playing to audiences of 10,000 working with Sony as the tour support for Glasvegas and they’ve continued with that level of professionalism throughout their career. They have since played 1,000 gigs, working with some of the biggest names in the industry along the way. They can be generally found as resident performers in some of the UK’s top music venues, playing well known songs of the last 50 years or so entertaining at gigs and now they are back at The Keg for another up-tempo night of great songs.
Graeme Kerr will be on The Keg stage on Saturday night with his ‘Loopmaster’ show. Graeme is a solo acoustic entertainer but has made his name mastering the loop pedal to build live backing tracks which make him sound like a full band. Nothing is pre recorded, he builds his loops seamlessly and speedily to enhance the live sound. Graeme plays music from all genres and artists across the decades. Expect a party with an upbeat set, perfect for a Saturday night out.
Well known musician Johnny Morton will be playing with his band Hot Banana at The Old Swan from 7pm Friday. Hot Banana are a soul, blues and rock covers band, based in the Glasgow area. They describe themselves as ‘Four top musicians having the time of their lives’.
Dead Flowers one of the most popular rock cover bands in the country are playing in the ‘Shopper’s Slot’ on Saturday at 4pm. Lee James is performing his Swing Classics show on Tuesday from 3pm then next Thursday he is back at the same time this time with his Through the Decades Show. Clyde are playing on Monday in their usual resident spot at 5pm
After a hugely successful Malawi Day last Saturday at which The Cave fundraised a grand total of £3,434 it is back to normal for them with Revival this Saturday night at 6pm followed by Kong at 9pm, then on Sunday it is Sad Ida from 6pm. Congratulations to all involved.
This week’s Open Mic sessions are: Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is the host at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm, Johnny Barr will be at The Keg from 8.30pm. Andy Lindsay’s Open Mic Afternoon at the Columba Club in Renfrew is on Sunday from 3pm and it is all ages welcome.
Have a great week and Keep Music Live.