Paisley Gig Guide this week – 14 September 2018

Thursday 13th September, 2018

Take a look at all the live music nights and gigs around the Paisley this week:

Pete McLeod has just signed a worldwide distribution deal for his new album and The Bungalow is delighted to book him for a gig tonight. Sometimes a new act comes along that you just have to get out the house and go and see and Pete is that person. Pete’s talents know no boundaries and it’s easy to wax lyrical about him but I suppose you just have to come see for yourself.

Alan McGee of Creation Records has this to say about him “Pete MacLeod is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever worked with. I say that without any reservations whatsoever. His new record is stunning. He’s as good as a singer as Liam or Ashcroft. An absolute top shelf vocalist. The new album is one of the best records I’ve ever been involved with”.

MacLeod was heavily influenced by the music of Buddy Holly, The Beatles, John Lennon and The Rolling Stones. Pete has supported the legendary Manchester act The Happy Mondays. As well as supporting The Happy Mondays MacLeod has also opened, toured and supported Jesus And Mary Chain, Cast, Ocean Colour Scene, Shed Seven, Midge Ure, Amy Macdonald and The Strypes. Pete has recently completed his third and new solo album ‘Walk To The Light’. Due for release on September 28th, 2018.

Pete has signed a worldwide distribution and label services deal with Membran Media Group for the new album.  Support on the night is from the superbly talented Steven G Leonard if you haven’t heard of him you will love him and the superbly talented local girl Lori McTear. Tickets are £8 and it all kicks off at 8pm.

Tomorrow night The Bungalow has Rat Patrol V who brings their unique punk set to The Bungalow bringing with them special guests The Dughoose Ska Band. Alan of The Bungalow said “We have been dying to get both bands together so here’s a treat and it’s Free Entry” Gig starts at 8pm. On

Thursday launches the new Introducing Night when new up and coming bands get a chance to take to the stage. The Bungalow are delighted to announce that most Thursday evenings will be dedicated to new up and coming talent and they aim to showcase the unsigned artists from all over Scotland.

To kick it all off they have a fantastic show lined up for you. Onstage will be Jack Vize a talented young singer/songwriter from Port Glasgow. Not Looking Like That an independent two-piece band based in Glasgow. They play melodic fuzz style riffs to punk ‘n roll melodies to laid back Lo-Fi. Savona are a boundary-blurring indie/hip-hop fusion band that blend mesmerising songwriting and incendiary wordplay in a cohesive, socially conscious mash-up of melodic, addictive and pulsating musicianship. Get down and support new talent. Starts at 7.30pm

The Cave has another great four in a row for you this weekend. Tonight, Sunburst are in from 9pm then tomorrow, in the early slot at 6pm, it is Sad Ida followed by Wreckless at 9pm. Finally, on Sunday at 6pm it is the Jim Keilt Blues Jam Session.

The Old Swan have Heavy Load playing tonight at 8pm, then in the ‘Shoppers Slot’ tomorrow at 4pm it is The Dangerous Brothers. The Spuds are on at 3pm on Monday and on Wednesday there will be a live acoustic session from 6pm.

David Bain will be playing from 8.30pm at Zambretto on Old Sneddon Street. The Anchor has Destination Anywhere playing at 4pm on Sunday and also on Sunday, The Tea Gardens will have the pleasure of Drty Luv from 6pm.

Open Mic Nights next week:

  • Tonight: Stevie Johnstone at Hamishes Hoose from 8pm
  • Sunday: The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm
  • Monday: The Abbey Bar hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm
  • Tuesday: The Anchor with Andy Lindsey from 8pm
  • Wednesday: Johnny Barr is the host for Burger and Keg at 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

Paisley's musical voices