Paisley Gig Guide this week – 7 September 2018

Friday 7th September, 2018

Take a look at all the live music and gigs around the town with local music man Tommy McGrory.

There were loads of bands to go and see during Paisley Music Week.

Most of it happened at The Old Swan which coincidentally had their annual T in the Swan Day with over 12 acts playing inside and outside. After two call offs The Proposal and Cherry Red ’53 stepped in at the very last moment and they went down a storm. Everyone on the bill kept the momentum going all day and had everyone up singing and dancing. Everywhere else was busy too at with music fans filling up The Cave, The Anchor, The Tea Gardens and The Bungalow. The event needs a sponsor for next year and the organisers are on the lookout someone to step in.

Who doesn’t like a whole load of George Michael tunes from Faith to Careless Whisper and many more? Celebrate the talent and songs of one of the country’s greatest entertainers and iconic legend who formed the group Wham then became a solo artist whose fame spread all over the world.  Tonight, The Bungalow welcomes a man who will bring the story of George Michael to life, Brendan J Carr one of the UK’s Premier George Michael tribute artistes. He regularly performs around the UK and Europe with his Solo Tribute Show and is also touring the UK in one of the leading roles in the cast of “The George Michael Story” Stage Show.

Wowing audiences with his stunning voice and energetic show and featuring all the classic hits, the show celebrates a man who gave the world so many wonderful songs. It’s a must-see for any George Michael and Wham fan. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are £10 at the door.

Get ready Paisley because Greenock is about to invade us. Well, it’s a friendly invasion, in the form of two of the hottest bands from the Clyde Coast Town – The Lucy Baines Band and The Medicine Priests.

The Medicine Priests are a 4-piece pop-rock, indie band who were formed in early 2016. Throughout the past year they have created a large fan base with their catchy melodies and sing-along choruses. Their debut EP Cure for Anxiety was released last October and has received airplay on Sunny Govan Community Radio & featured on Jim Gellatley’s weekly playlist on Amazing Radio. They made their TV debut this year in March on STV Live @ Five and in April they headlined Hempstock Festival in Glasgow Green. The Lucy Baines Band are making a great name for themselves on the music circuit and it’s good to see them playing here in Paisley. Tickets are £6 at the door and starts 8pm.

The Anchor has The Cassettes in on Sunday from 4pm and The Tea Gardens welcome back FreeSpeech who are hot property at the moment at 6pm also on Sunday.

The ‘Four in a Row’ at The Cave this week starts off with Lift Shaft Incident tonight at 9pm then tomorrow in the early slot at 6pm it is Midnight Moses followed by The Black Triangles at 9pm. On Sunday at 6pm it is the turn of the man with the amazing voice, Crawford Carlyle.

The Old Swan tonight have Rise in from 8pm. Tomorrow, in the ‘Shoppers Slot’, Earl Blue and the Sessions will be playing from 4pm. On Monday the Casual Swans are on at 3pm and on Wednesday Graeme Kerr is on from 6pm.

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 hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm

Tuesday: Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor on Tuesday 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 also 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