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Cara Rose interview – The Sound of Renfrewshire

by on 9 December 2020 0
Originally hailing from Lochwinnoch, soulful singer/songwriter Cara Rose discusses early beginnings, inspirations and her debut EP, Urges. How did music become a guiding force in your life? “Well, both my parents are in the arts. As soon as I could walk and talk, I was in that environment. They were really into music and... Read More

People: John Rush

by on 1 March 2020 0
Among the country’s most hotly tipped singer/songwriters, get acquainted with Glenburn’s own John Rush. Hailing from Glenburn, have you always had aspirations of being a songwriter? My Mum was into Marc Bolan and my Dad loved Elvis so I grew up with music, but I think it would be hard not to be inspired... Read More

The Sound of Renfrewshire: Kitti

by on 1 March 2020 0
Among Scotland’s leading purveyors of soul, we speak to Paisley-born Kitti about her influences, collaborators and journey thus far. You’ve been working hard for years and underwent a few transformations. Now, do you feel Kitti is the most complete version of you as an artist? “Totally. I was under my own name with the... Read More

Interview: James Grant

by on 1 November 2019 0
We chatted to James Grant about the life of a songwriter, the modern music industry and his affinity for our local area.  Over 35 years into a storied career, James Grant’s passion for his craft keeps the former Love and Money frontman travelling the highways and byways of the country on an almost weekly... Read More

Interview: Joseph Malik

by on 1 March 2019 0
Singer-songwriter, DJ and producer Joseph Malik thought his latest album would be his last. Instead it saved him. Music is therapy, an expression of the soul. Joseph Malik knows that. A veteran of the Edinburgh underground music scene, he released his first solo album, Diverse, in 2002. That was followed two years later by Aquarius... Read More

People: Evelyn Laurie

by on 1 March 2019 0
An award-winning jazz musician and dedicated community activist, Evelyn Laurie is one of Paisley’s most prominent creative figures. What inspired you to start the #PositivePaisley campaign? I’m a Paisley buddy, but I’ve lived and studied elsewhere. When I moved back to Renfrewshire in 2010, I was quite dismayed at the way Paisley had become... Read More

People: Lisa Kowalski

by on 1 November 2018 0
From busking on the streets of Paisley to headlining at King Tut’s in Glasgow, teenage singer-songwriter Lisa Kowalski has come a long way in a short space of time. She tells us more about her burgeoning career. You turned 18 this year. When did you start writing songs? When I was 13. I started... Read More