Paisley Gig Guide this week – 6 July 2018

Thursday 5th July, 2018

The Old Swan Inn is one of the oldest live music venues in Paisley and just keeps putting on great live music week after week, year after year.

Not only do you get to listen to the bands for free you get free pizza too. I swear it is the best pizza in town and a very generous thing to do.

Underwood Lane is in tonight from 8pm and tomorrow in ‘The Shoppers Slot’ it is The Dangerous Brothers from 4pm.

The Spuds will be kicking off the fun at The Monday Club from 3pm and on Wednesday Graeme Kerr will be playing from 6pm.

There’s four banging bands in a row at another weekend of live action at The Cave. First up tonight is The Buchanan Street Preachers from 9pm. The band started off as buskers at a certain Glasgow location which you’ve probably guessed by now – Buchanan Street. They became popular playing in the street and it’s not often they do a pub gig, so this is a good opportunity to catch a hold of them. With a wide variety from punk to pop and rock to old classics, The Buchanan Street Preachers won’t disappoint.

Tomorrow in the 6pm slot is the popular classic rock trio from Glasgow, Sad Ida, before experienced musicians Moonshine Mojo play late into the night from 9pm. To round it all off, Status Two will be belting out over 50 years worth of fantastic tunes from Status Quo from 6pm on Sunday.

The Tea Gardens have Moonshine Mojo in from 6pm on Sunday, giving you a second chance to catch them over the weekend.

The Anchor Bar has Julie Steele playing from 4pm on Sunday. Julie was in The Anchor last week with her band The Cassettes that went down a storm. This time she is performing as a solo act playing a wide range of covers.

Tomorrow is Sma’ Shot Day and apart from the usual parade and stalls, vibrant street brass band Brass Aye will add a carnival flavour to the event. That Swing Sensation – Scotland’s award winning big swing band – will also perform a host of classics before dancers from Boogie Box Jive will perform demonstrations.

The town centre will be transformed into a seaside escape complete with sandy beach, ice cream, candyfloss for the kids and cocktails for the adults to enjoy.

Check out Shaun Moore and others for an afternoon of music, poetry and spoken word performances at the Dooslan Stane Stage. It is a hugely important day for Paisley and it’s sure to be a great day not to be missed!

Open Mic Nights next week:

Tonight: Stevie Johnstone at Hamishes Hoose from 8pm

Sunday: The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm

Monday: The Abbey Bar hosted by Dunky Hunter from 8pm

Tuesday: Andy Lindsey is at The Anchor from 8pm

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.

Find out about the SAY Award Live at the Longlist

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