Paisley Live Music Guide

25th May 2023

By Tommy McGrory

One of the UK’s best new reggae bands is heading for The Bungalow on Friday night, 26 May.

Riddemption are a multi-national collective and a mix of youth and experience.  Riddemption have a mission to deliver UK based original roots rock reggae that pays tribute to the forefathers and queens of the genre that have gone before them.

Formed in 2019, the collective brings together the best available reggae minded talent in Scotland and solid original riddems. Riddemption have so far released three Eps and two singles.

All are recent studio projects built around their traditional riddim versions. Multi version releases of Chanters, 16 Tons and other riddims bring not only Riddemption’s songwriting to the fore, but also showcase their production and collaborations with other artists.  “Do They Know” and “Miles Away” featuring Tom Spirals to name just two. Future releases will feature collabs with reggae legends and Grammy nominees.

The band, along with various regular and guest singers, have so far created a real buzz in the UK and are working hard to reach as many new fans as possible to pay their dues and keep roots rock reggae alive in a full band setting. Tickets on the door from 7.00pm.

The Bobby Deans Big Band will be blasting out the brass on Saturday afternoon.  Free entry from 1.00pm.

On Saturday night, 27 May, well known favourites around Paisley, Nightfly (pictured) are ready to give you a fantastic Classic Rock set that will be amazing. The band is full of great musicians and guarantee to give you some songs you haven’t heard for a while. Also on the bill is Tam Petty and The Heartfakers. Europe’s No. 1 tribute to one of Americas greatest rock n roll icons. Five lads from Glasgow keeping the music of Tom Petty and his incredible band, The Heartbreakers, alive. Enjoy the all the hits spanning a 40 years plus history, from “American Girl” to “Running Down A Dream” as well as some “deep cuts” such as “105 Degrees” and “Yer So Bad” all played just how the late great Thomas Earl Petty intended them to be. All this for a FIVER from 7.00pm.

Bungalaff8 kicks off on Sunday night, 28 May, and for £10 on the door you get – Host Richie McMahon and Billy Kirkwood, Ricky Motion, Lauren Steven, Sean Reid, Jamie Mcauley, Cubby, Taylor Graham, Mick Cullen and Brian Kavanagh.

The Bungalow Club is back on Wednesday from 2.00pm. Join in the fun and enjoy the show. Free Entry.

Introducing Night on Thursday features Mooney, Kelyde and Rennaisance. Doors 7.00pm and tickets are £5/3 students.

Saturday night, 27 May, Ocean Colour Scheme make their long awaited Rocknrolla’s debut. The original date was cancelled due to the dreaded COVID. Ocean Colour Scene have a fantastic catalogue of songs for this tribute to draw from and especially The Day We Caught the Train – a venue favourite. Doors are 8.00pm and tickets are £10.

Friday night, 26 May at The Old Swan is Fire In from 7.00pm. Saturday is Magfest all day and the line-up is fantastic and features: The Jay Fitzpatrick Band, Dirty Jewels, Wreckless, Gypsy, Sideshow, Moonshine Mojo, Hot Ratz and Distant Sun.

Sunday Soul Club starts this week at 3.00pm followed by The Vagabonds from 7.00pm. Clyde start at 6.00pm on Monday 30 May and Tuesday 31 May; and Thursday at 3.00pm Lee James will be singing and telling stories and on Wednesday, 31 May, Duncan McLellan is in his usual slot at 4.00pm.

Wildcard is at Kennedy’s from 3.00pm on Sunday 28 May and over at The Anchor from 4.30pm it is Jumbo Gibson.

The Keg have Jamie Angus in on Saturday night from 9.00pm and on Saturday night, at the same time Bad Boy Boogie are on stage.

The Keg Session continues Thursday 1 June from 9.00pm.

The Cave have Sad Ida playing Saturday 27 May from 5.00pm followed at 8.00pm with Gordon’s Alive. On Sunday, 28 May, it is the monthly Blues Jam from 6.00pm.

Open Mic Nights are: The Abbey at 8.00pm on Monday, The Gantry at 9.00pm on Tuesday and The Keg starts at 8.30pm.

Have a great weekend and 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
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 Anchor, 23 Gauze Street, Paisley PA1 1ES
The Abbey, 8 Lawn Street, Paisley PA1 1HA
Zambretto, 42-46 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AP
Patter Bar, 66-70 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AP
CC’s, 66 Old Sneddon Street Paisley PA3 2AP
Burgh Bar, 64 Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1 3PN
Harvies Bar, 86 Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1 3NU
RockenRollas, 5 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley PA1 2EF
Kennedy’s, 33 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UL
Tannahill’s Bar, 100 Neilston Road, Paisley PA2 6EN

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