SAMA Paisley Takeover moves online for 2021

Thursday 4th March, 2021

Calling all music fans – The SAMA Paisley Takeover is returning for 2021!

The event is moving online this year, with fantastic artists hosting intimate performances from home each Thursday in March at 8pm.

The Paisley Takeover will see four artists join the bill – including two previous SAMA winners.

You can join the streams directly in this post, or alternatively via Renfrewshire Leisure’ YouTube channel here.

Here is your line-up:

Lizzie Reid

Thursday 4th March – 8pm

Lizzie Reid is one of Scotland’s most promising talents. An emotionally raw songwriter, Reid’s songs are microcosms of love, loss and heartbreak experienced in Glasgow’s streets, nightclubs and bars. She has supported the likes of The Staves and Nilufer Yanya and was scheduled to play this year’s Great Escape.

Watch Lizzie’s performance by clicking the video below.


Jenny Sturgeon

Thursday 11th March – 8pm

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jenny Sturgeon is known for her stunning presentation of evocative folk music doused in rich imagery and atmospheric charm. Her music has been featured on BBC Radio Scotland, Radio 3, Radio 6 Music, Radio 2, and Radio Nan Gaidheal. In 2018 she was nominated as Composer Of The Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

Watch Jenny’s performance by clicking the video below.



Thursday 18th March – 8pm

Dave Hook writes rhymes. Sometimes Dave Hook calls himself Solareye.

Sometimes he raps with Stanley Odd. Mostly he makes stuff rhyme.



Kapil Seshasayee

Thursday 25th March – 8pm

Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, creating something wholly unique. Combining electronica flourishes evoking FKA Twigs with Indian Classical guitar ornamentations, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.

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