By Tommy McGrory
Big Vern n the Shootahs are back at The Bungalow on Friday night, 29 September, and they’re ready to knock your socks off. Renowned as the ultimate feel-good party band, you are guaranteed a spectacular live show with some of the funkiest vibes you’ll have ever heard this nine-piece phenomenon.
You’ll hear a fabulous horn section, the best rhythm players in the business coupled with a new front man who’ll make your hair stand on end. This is a band that audiences never forget. Big Vern will have you singing and bouncing in no time. Classic funk, soul and party tunes augmented with great stage presence and their signature kicking phat sound. Catch them while you can. You won’t be disappointed. There only a few tickets left for this gig. Doors are at 7.00pm.
On Saturday 30 September, The Bungalow have organised an All Dayer for The Accord Hospice and it features the best live bands around who are giving their time for this worthy cause. The lineup is, The Postcards, The Fogarty’s, One in Ten UB40, Underwood Lane (pictured above), Bits & Pieces, The Three n Eights and Parliament of Owls. Doors are 1.00pm and tickets are £10.
The Tuesday Night Jam starts at 7.00pm and all are welcome to get onstage and jam out some funk, rock, blues pop or jazz.
The Bungalow continues Thursday with their Introducing Night and the line-up next week is The Rants, Mooney and Coldreines. Doors: 7.00pm, Tickets £5/3 students.
Rocknrollas have another superb 80s double header featuring the only authentic New Order. Expect the big hits we all love such as Blue Monday, True Faith, Temptation, Ceremony plus many more. Joining them will be Very Pet Shop Boys. They play all the big hits including West End Girls, It’s A Sin, Always On My Mind, Suburbia with maybe the possibility of an Electronic collaboration… or would that be “Getting Away With It”? Either way you will be disappointed to miss this gig. Tickets on the door from 8.00pm.
Bad Boy Boogie are back with their rock show to blow you away at The Keg on Friday night from 9.00pm and Saturday night, 30 September at 9pm, it is St Mungo.
The Keg Sessions for original artists starts at 9.00pm on Thursday 5 October 2023.
The Cave have The John Angus Band in on Friday night, 29 September, and they will be playing from 8.00pm. Filthy White Suit are onstage on Saturday 30 September from 5.00pm, followed by Gordons Alive at 8.00pm. The Tommy Bentz Band finish of the weekend on Sunday 1 October at 6.00pm.
There is live action a always at The Old Swan on Friday night, 29 September from 7.00pm and on Saturday 30 September at 4.00pm. The Northern Soul Club start the tunes at 4.00pm on Sunday 1 October. Gerry Kirk will be playing on Monday 2 October from 4.00pm. Lee James is on Tuesday 3 October and Thursday 5 October at 3.00pm and Duncan McLellan is performing at 4.00pm on Wednesday 4 October.
Kennedy’s have Wreckless in on Sunday 1 October, so they’ll be a lot of be a Wrawkin and Wreckin going on from 3.00pm.
Open Mic Sessions next week are: The Abbey at 9.00pm on Monday 2 October; The Gantry at 9.00pm on Tuesday; The Keg on Wednesday at 8.30pm and Cottons in Renfrew starts at 2.00pm on Sunday.
Last Sunday, I took a stroll around Paisley. I started at The Inn on the Corner and saw Graceland, next was Kennedys to catch a bit of Cranked to 11. A quick walk across Dunn Square to The Old Swan for a bit of Republic of Soul, then finally bounced down to The Cave to listen to all the players who turned up at Jim Keilt’s Blues Jam. Four bands all free! Why not give it a go?
Its good to see the girls from The Anchor have taken over The Inn on the Corner and have hit the ground running. This week is Blind Panik who must now have the record for playing at the most venues in Paisley? Pop in and support the new kids on the block. Starts at 4.30pm.
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 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