Paisley Weekly Gig Guide – 12 October 2018

Thursday 11th October, 2018

Take a look at the great list of gigs taking place around Paisley this weekend – starting off at The Bungalow.

Awkward Family Portraits take to The Bungalow for their debut show in Paisley, hometown of their six-string ace Timmy Allan. Get down for a taste of their contemporary folk, Americana and western swing sounds along with high doses of movin’, shakin’ and mischief makin’. In support is local singer songwriter The Highway Chilé. Tickets are £6 and starts at 8pm.

As a part of Paisley’s The Spree Festival; Scottish Fiction bring a label showcase to The Bungalow.
Foreign Fox are a 4 piece alternative rock band who know how to pack a punch live. Their latest EP ‘I Used To Be A Bellydancer’ operates in the slender domain between the emphatic and the sentimental; between power and heartbreak. Hailing from Edinburgh, Mt. Doubt has been described as “a massive distinctive new voice in Scottish music.” Glasgow based Acrylic are known for their fresh, bold, and progressive sound; ranging from irregular off-kilter beats, to epic sprawling guitar tracks that build and build. Completing the bill is Home$lice, bringing a melody driven alt-pop vibe, with influences ranging from The Smiths to Pixies. Their live show is guaranteed to elicit dancing. Tickets are £6 and starts at 7.30pm

Thursday continues with the very popular ‘Introducing’ sessions and The Bungalow is delighted to introduce you to Azim with support from Riley James & Jordan Stewart.

Azim is a singer and songwriter from London who began his creative journey three years ago. Inspired by the return of one of his musical heroes, Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens), Azim started learning the acoustic guitar and before long was penning songs that fused his experiences of growing up in London with some of the more disruptive political changes we have witnessed recently. Azim has been busy in the studio working with Glasgow Hitman John McLaughlin. His debut release will be ‘Freedom’ and will be available on most online platforms from 12th October.

Riley James is a true songsmith and has worked in all areas of music from folk, Americana, pop etc. He has travelled relentlessly as a true troubadour.

Jordan Stewart is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter from Paisley. Last year she played Paisley Abbey along with James Grant and Carol Laula as part of Paisley’s The Untold Story Show for The Spree festival. Jordan was also a runner-up for The Jim Diamond award last year.

The Cave tonight has Trad Project on at 6pm then Blues Mama at 9pm. Underwood Lane are in the early slot tomorrow at 6pm then later at 9pm Second Hand News will be playing till late o’clock.  Finishing off a great weekend is Heavy Load at 6pm on Sunday.

Los Perros are in The Old Swan tonight and tomorrow in ‘The Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm it is the amazing Nightfly. On Monday it is party time with The Casual Swans at 3pm then on Wednesday at 6pm there is a live session.

At Zambretto, Al Mitchel is performing from 8.30pm and there will be live music as usual at The Anchor on Sunday at 4pm.

Open Mic Nights next week are:

Tonight: Stevie Johnstone at Hamishes Hoose from 8pm

Sunday: The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm

Monday: The Abbey Bar at 8pm hosted by Dunky Hunter and The Wee Howff with Graeme Kerr

Tuesday: Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor from 8pm and there is a new Open Mic session started at The Gantry with Cat Caldwell

Wednesday: Johnny Barr is the host for Burger and Keg 8pm and Andy Lindsay is at The Patter Bar from 8pm

Thursday: Manhattan’s at 8pm

Support your local venues and keep music live.

Paisley has a good reputation with the bands – they want to play to a crowd that appreciates them and they get that here.

Tommy McGrory
Founder, Loud n Proud music charity

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