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Paisley live music gig guide

20th Oct 2023

By Tommy McGrory

Stranglers Tribute, Straighten Out are playing at The Bungalow tonight, Friday 20 October 2023. Straighten Out take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest music ever written. Tickets on the door from 7.00pm.

The Divas Soul band are back for another Saturday afternoon session. This band are extremely popular and  it looks like it’s going to be packed out. Free entry and doors open at 1.00pm.

Fleetingwood Mac return by popular demand after their last sold-out show, and this show is sold out too. One of the band describes what they are about: “We didn’t just want to be another tribute band, with tacky wigs and fancy-dress outfits. Instead, we wanted to bring across the live sound of Fleetwood Mac, with just one guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a man on the bass and of course, the vocals!” Doors are at 7.00pm.

The Bungalow Jam continues at 7.00pm on Tuesday 24 October, all are welcome to get on stage or sit back and watch the talent.

Deathwish Promotions are bringing their “It’s Not A Phase Mom!” Emo night to The Bungalow. Expect to hear all your favourite bands such as Panic! at The Disco, My Chemical Romance, Fallout Boy, Paramore, Linkin Park, Pierce the Veil, Sleeping with Sirens, Blink 182, Bring Me The Horizon, Falling In Reverse, The Offspring and many more! Doors: 7.00pm, Tickets: £5/3 student.

The Bungalow Introducing Night on Thursday features Roisin McCarney, Lost Coral, and Abbie Gordon. Doors 7pm. Tickets £5/3 student.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow is heading for Rocknrollas tonight, Friday 20 October. This is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family.  Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s career as the Man in Black, alongside his iconic wife June Carter (Meghan Thomas) and a genuine top of the league band playing double bass, fender telecaster and acoustic guitars, drums, piano, trumpet and four-part vocal harmonies. Delivering all the hits such as Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special and Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as Hurt.  This year’s show is an emotional roller-coaster through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic unforgettable evening’s entertainment.

With standing ovations every night, Johnny Cash Roadshow is the longest running, most recognised and still the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today. Tickets on the door from 7.30pm.

Tomorrow night, Saturday 21 October, they have the ultimate Queen tribute, Queenesque. The band are fresh off a lengthy list of festival appearances up and down the country. Boab from Rocknrollas said: “We are delighted to have them as we know how highly rated, they are.”  Tickets on the door from 7.30pm.

The very popular Mod band The Players are at The Cave tonight, Friday 20 October from 8.00pm.  Tomorrow’s (Saturday 21 October) double header is Slider at 5.00pm followed by Canyon at 8.00pm. On stage on Sunday at 6.00pm is Jim Keilt’s Blues Band.

The Keg have Andrew O’Donnell in tonight, Friday 20 October, from 9.00pm and tomorrow night (Saturday) at the same time it is the return of Highway Chillie. Thursday’s Keg Sessions for original bands starts at 9.00pm.

The Old Swan have The Loch Dubh Band in at 2.20pm today, Friday 20 October, then after that, The Signs start at 7.00pm, then Tern finishes off at 10.00pm.

Tomorrow, Saturday 21 October, Ruff Edge starts at 4.00pm followed by Sean Middleton and Friends from 8.00pm followed by The Ocajunals at 10pm.

The Northern Soul Club starts at 4.00pm on Sunday, 22 October. Holly Robinson will be singing from 4.00pm on Monday, 23 October. Lee James Tuesday and Thursday at 3.00pm,  and finally Duncan McLellan is on at 4.00pm Wednesday 25 October.

Open Mic Sessions next week are: The Abbey at 9.00pm on Monday 23 October; The Gantry at 9.00pm on Tuesday; The Keg on Wednesday at 8.30pm; Cottons in Renfrew starts at 2.00pm on Sunday 22 October.

“Keep Music Live.”


The Cave, 38 New Street, Paisley PA1 1YG
Gantry, 12 New Street, Paisley PA1 1XY
Whisky Joes, 7b New Street, Paisley PA1 1XU
Barga, 25 New Street, Paisley PA1 1XU
The Old Swan, 20 Smithhills Street, Paisley PA1 1EB
The Sneddon, 30 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AL
The Bungalow, 15 Shuttle Street, Paisley PA1 1YD
The Keg, 15b Gilmour Street, Paisley PA1 1DD
The Abbey Bar, 8 Lawn Street, Paisley PA1 1HA
Kennedy’s, 33a Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UL
Rocknrollas, 5 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley PA1 2EF
The Anchor, 23 Gauze Street, Paisley PA1 1ES
Inn on the Corner, 70 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1YP
Cottons Bar, 27 Ferry Road, Renfrew PA4 8SA

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