Paisley Gig Guide – 20 April 2018

Friday 20th April, 2018

If you are reading this column I would think you are a real music fan who supports local music and, hopefully, still buys ‘real’ records. Saturday is a great day for you to add to your collection.

Pop along to Feel The Groove in Causeyside Street and help your local record store celebrate Record Store Day 2018.

Record Store Day is when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion.

My pick for tomorrow is Led Zeppelin’s 7-inch release of Rock and Roll and the Yes picture disc entitled Tormato.

Feel the Grove is a local record store run by people who love music just like you. The staff care about bands and the local scene, so get along and have a good browse.

You Really Got Me, These Are The Days, Lola, Waterloo Sunset and many more groundbreaking tunes will be pounding out from The Bungalow stage tomorrow night with The Kinks Experience.

I’ve seen this band many times and they are fantastic. The boys give you that authentic Kinks sound, they look the part and they bring a full list of Kinks hits to the table.

These guys have the authenticity to transport you back to yesteryear and with it being only £5 at the door it’s a bargain. Start time is 8pm.

FreeSpeech are back at The Old Swan tonight from 8pm. The set is fast-paced and packed with great songs delivered on the money every time.

Tomorrow in ‘The Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm are Overdrive, then on Monday The Spuds will be playing from 3pm for all you lucky people who are not at work. Alex Wayt is performing from 6pm on Wednesday.

The four in a row is looking great for The Cave this weekend, starting with The Sneakybeats tonight at 9pm. Then tomorrow, Shoot the Craw are kicking off at 6pm before stopping for a short interval as St Mirren Championship winning team will be passing by the pub on an open top bus around 7pm.

Jen of The Cave can’t wait. She said: “We are all Saints mad in here. We will empty the place to give the team a huge cheer as they go by or maybe they will pop in for one, who knows.”

After Shoot the Craw, The P90s will finish off the celebrations from 9pm till late. On Sunday, Heavy Load will be finishing off what looks like a great weekend from 6pm.

Pop, rock and soul outfit The Bronx Band are at The Tea Gardens on Sunday from 6pm.

If you can’t manage to catch FreeSpeech tonight, don’t worry the popular band will be at The Anchor on Sunday from 4pm. Jen MacLauchlan is the host of the Monday Club from 4pm.

Also, check out the live music at Burger and Keg tonight and tomorrow night both starting at 9pm.

Open Mic Nights this week:

Sunday – The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell.

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

Tuesday – Andy Lindsey at The Anchor from 8pm.

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

Thursday – Cosmopolitan from 8pm.

There’s lots of great music on in the town this week, so get out and support local bands and venues – and have a great time. Keep Music Live.

Paisley's musical faces

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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