Paisley Weekly Gig Guide – 8 February 2019

Friday 8th February, 2019

Take a look at this week’s listings guide to all the great gigs on around Paisley with local music man Tommy McGrory.

The Bungalow Bar

The Bungalow is sold out tonight and it’s no wonder – Sham 69 are in town. The English punk rockers have been flying the flag for punk music since they formed in Hersham in 1975. The band was one of the most successful punk outfits in the UK, achieving five Top 20 singles. The original unit broke up in 1979, with front man Jimmy Pursey moving on to pursue a solo career – but now they are back. They’ll be pumping out iconic songs such as Angles with Dirty Faces, Hersham Boys, Hurry up Harry and many more from their repertoire going back to the late 70’s

As mentioned, the gig is sold out, but it may be worth it to go along to the venue and see if there is a chance of getting some hand-backs. It starts at 8pm.

NNE are putting on another tribute night to follow on from last week’s sold out opening night. The Marley Experience, who are a tribute to the late, great king of Reggae music, Bob Marley, will be onstage tomorrow night. The band will be performing classics such as Three Little Birds and No Woman No Cry. This is a brilliant show celebrating the life and music of the incomparable Bob Marley and The Wailers. Tickets are £10 and the gig starts at 8pm.

The Old Swann Inn

Playing at The Old Swan Inn tonight is Midnight Moses from 8pm and tomorrow, in the ‘Shopper’s Slot’ from 4pm, it’s Satellite 10. The Casual Swans are back doing their usual regular ‘Monday Malarkey’ at 3pm and, on Wednesday, Jim Keilt is back with his amazing Jam Session which starts at 7pm.

The Cave

The Cave has another sold out show yet again tonight and this time it is Tony Kay, an amazing Gary Barlow tribute act. Tony, who’s originally from Birmingham but now lives in Langbank, has appeared all over the UK and abroad picking up a huge fan base wherever he goes.

Tony realised his dream recently, when he sang on stage with the man himself, at his concert in the Perth. It all started with a Twitter campaign instigated by his friend Audrey Cave. The campaign simply started off by saying #lettksingwithgb. It went on for months nagging Gary Barlow to get them together for a song. Lee (Tony’s partner) said: “We had no idea that Audrey had pestered and pestered him. We took the banner in, and were in the front row. Gary’s security team spotted it, and dragged Tony up from the crowd. They actually thought it was me to start with, but I soon sorted that!” Check for last minute ticket availability.

Trunk Monkey are in the early slot tomorrow night from 6pm, followed by Wreckless at 9pm. Nightfly finishes off The Cave’s busy weekend at 6pm on Sunday.

Also this week…

Tomorrow night The Bankhouse welcomes back the longest running resident band ever in Paisley. Scooby Snax are great fun and some say they are the most original and entertaining two piece band in Scotland. They have built a reputation through having a great repertoire, accurate versions, and outstanding musicianship. They kick off at 9pm. The Anchor have FreeSpeech in on Sunday at 4pm.

Open Mic Nights this week:

Monday – The Abbey Bar hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm plus a new night at The Afton with Stevie Johnston
Tuesday – Andy Lindsey at The Anchor from 8pm
Wednesday – Andy Lindsey at The Patter Bar from 8pm and Johnny Barr hosts at Burger and Keg from 8.30pm
Thursday – Manhattan’s from 8pm

Keep Music Live and have a great weekend everyone!

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