Paisley Gig Guide – 18 May 2018

Friday 18th May, 2018

There’s another great week of live music planned around Paisley with plenty to suit all tastes!

Tonight ‘Absolute Jam’ is back at The Bungalow and pays homage to one of the most influential bands of its time. They have all the chemistry and raw power of the original band. Tickets are £5 at the door and it starts at 8pm.

On Saturday night Dirty Harry – the only tribute band for the true Blondie fan is back at The Bungalow by popular demand. Dirty Harry has not only the original sound, feel, attitude, and full back catalogue of the band but the look as well.  The band is quite simply one the best I’ve seen.

Look forward to hearing top tunes like Heart Of Glass, Call me, Rapture, Sunday Girl, Dreaming, Atomic, Denis, Hanging on the telephone, Maria, One Way or Another and the rest. Dirty Harry does it all plus plenty more and if you made it to the sell out gig in July 2017 – you’ll know exactly what’s in store. The gig starts at 8pm and tickets are £12 from Skiddle – don’t miss out!

On Sunday afternoon Bruce Springsteen tribute The Rising take to the Bungalow stage to deliver an electric atmosphere littered with Springsteen classics. There’s a reason these guys are the UK’s No1 tribute band. If you love The Boss this is a must. Tickets only £6 and it kicks off at 2pm.

There are a couple of great gigs this week at The Arts Centre. On Sunday from 7.30pm it is Kirsty Law bringing you a brand new exciting audiovisual album project. In the writing of her work ‘Young Night Thought’ she has worked extensively alongside filmmaker Daniel Warren and painter Kirsty Whiten to present not only a new body of original songs but a short film and triptych of oil paintings all exploring the theme of the ‘inner child’ through the lens of Scots folklore. Tickets are £10/£8 + booking fee and the event is suitable for ages 14 +.

The second gig is Dàimh on Wednesday. Dàimh continue to take the world by storm with their highly successful yet uncompromising take on Gaelic and Highland music. The most recent accolade to add to the ever growing list saw Ellen MacDonald awarded Gaelic Singer of the Year at the end of 2016 before the band jetted off to for their sell-out tour of the Western U.S.  Tickets are £14 (£12 conc.) + booking fee and the event starts at 7.30pm – tickets are available from the box office.

The Anchor has Alan Parker live on Sunday and he will be performing from 4pm. Jen McLauchlan will also host the Monday Club from 4pm. On Sunday the P90s will be playing at The Tea Gardens.

The Old Swan have FreeSpeech in tonight at 8pm and tomorrow from 4pm it is Wildcard. Monday The Spuds start at 3pm and on Wednesday Alex Wayt will be singing a whole bunch of great tunes from 6pm.

The Cave have another cracking four in a row for you this weekend starting with The Bronx Band tonight at 9pm. Tomorrow in the early slot at 6pm it is the fabulous three piece that is Loanhead then later at 9pm Springheeled Jack will be taking you into the late hours. Overdrive finishes the weekend off at 6pm on Sunday.

Open Mic Nights next week are:

Sunday – The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm

Monday – The Abbey Bar hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm

Tuesday – Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor from 8pm

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

Thursday – Cosmopolitan’s open mic is also on at 8pm.

Support your local venues and keep music live.

 

 

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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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