Paisley Weekly Gig Guide – 5 October 2018

Friday 5th October, 2018

There’s lots of great music nights and gigs taking place around Paisley this weekend – all starting off at The Bungalow.

The Bungalow are delighted to announce that The Ronains will be are playing the venue for the first time tonight (Friday 5 October) with support from Start Static. The Ronains formed in Nov 2015 under the guidance of Gordy Goudie, guitarist and producer for Simple Minds and Echo and The Bunnymen. Since then they have played sold out shows from the O2 ABC, Glasgow, to The Cavern Club, Liverpool, and have graced the stage of the Glasgow Barrowlands and King Tuts Wah Wah Hut.

The band recently returned from a successful tour of America’s East Coast, playing in Baltimore, New York City, Virginia and performing to a sell-out crowd at The Fire, Philadelphia. 2018 is already promising to be a big year for the band with a huge Barrowlands show and some incredible festival slots, supporting the likes of Gerry Cinnamon, Jake Bugg and The Coral.

Start Static are a rock and roll band with great melodies, harmonies and hooks. They just recorded their latest album ‘Resolve’ with Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, Vukovi, We Came From Wolves). Since their first release featured on BBC Radio1 and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Official Promo, Start Static have gone from strength to strength. In February 2015 the band released their debut album ‘Arguments’ which charted on iTunes alternative charts and was well received by national and international press alike. This resulted in a national tour, headline show at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow and TV performances on STV and inclusion in Kerrang!, Fresh Blood and the Top 50 Scottish Albums of 2015. The gig starts at 8pm and is £4.

Tomorrow night is looking great. The Style Councillors who last played in Paisley at ModStuff 2017 are back and you are in from a treat. They went down a storm and they surely must be the best Paul Weller tribute band around. Expect a band of 10 musicians entering the stage immaculately attired, and belting out over 30 years worth of great songs. If you never saw The Style Council live then this is as good as the real thing – you won’t be disappointed. Starts at 8pm.

This week’s Introducing Night on Thursday has another great line up.

  • Take Today – formed in 2012 as nothing more than college bandmates with a mutual respect for the alternative rock music scene. The band released EP ‘Down But Not Out’ in 2014 which led to the release of their debut album ‘Choices’ in 2016 and they have just recently released their first music video for ‘Wasting Time’, which is taken from the band’s brand new EP ‘Rise Above’. They have played sold out shows at King Tuts and The Garage respectively, and recently won Fireball’s Hottest Band final earning themselves a support with Flogging Molly. Kerrang Magazine said they are “Arena rockers in waiting”
  • Static Suns – bring you fast-paced Indie Rock n’ roll with a punchy punk vibe. The band formed in August 2015 as a three-piece band. Their track titled debut EP ‘Hopefool’ was released in December 2017 and proved popular securing them an appearance on STV’s Live @ Five show. Since then the band has been going from gig to gig playing in many prestigious venues across Scotland.
  • Ary – are a Portuguese alt. electro-rock band from Lisbon formed by members Erika Martyns, Dénis Rhomays, Ziig Mendes and David Rodrigues.
    The band characterise their sound as being an energetic blend between catchy melodies, hard hitting drums, electronic elements and heavy guitars.

The Cave’s four in a row this week is sees Desperate Dans tonight, Auld Skool tomorrow at 6pm and later at 9pm it is Dead Flowers. On Sunday, Nightfly are back to finish of a great weekend at 6pm.

Sad Ida are at The Old Swan tonight at 8pm and tomorrow, in the ‘Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm, is Audiorayz. On Monday, it’s The Casual Swans at 3pm and on Wednesday at 6pm it is Martin James.

The Anchor have Brassie Lassie from 8pm tomorrow night and on Sunday, it’s Underwood Lane from 4pm. Zambretto have Lisa Kowalski in tonight from 8:30pm and at the same time tomorrow night Alan McKim will be playing.

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
  • Monday: The Wee Howff with Graeme Kerr
  • Tuesday: Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor from 8pm and there is a new Open Mic session at The Gantry with the talented Cat Caldwell as your host
  • 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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