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Upcoming Events in “The Hoose”

After a storming gig last month Re-Start return on the 2nd September to raise the roof in the Hoose with some Mod Revival beats, “best live gig in Paisley” was heard. get your Fred Perry on and get in the Hoose on the High Street Paisley.
Leave your tomagatchi and Furby at home alone, unplug the Walkman and get in on Friday the 25th for our Back to the Nineties Party, a decade of some of the best music around. From Britney Spears and Ace of Base to Beck to Nirvana and all points in-between.
CECM Scotland are casting for Extras for film and Tv on Thursday the 24th at 6.30 till 9pm. ya wanna be in the Movies Kid? Go ahead make my day punk!!
Always with fabulous deals on food with our Buy One Get One Free on all main meals (inc Steaks) we also do great drinks deals with a 35ml of vodka or whisky and a dash of mixer for only £2.50 or a Pint of Carling lager for just £2.75. ye canny beat us with a big stick BTW!
Time for our regular shuffling night of Motown and Northern soul music where the dance floor is packed all night. Make your moves in the Hoose on Saturday the 26th August. “Keep the Faith”
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Lisa Kowalski to film first pop music video on the streets of Paisley

Local Buddies and organisations are being encouraged to take part in the filming of a music video in the town for an up and coming 17-year-old musician.

Lisa Kowalski has been awarded funding from Renfrewshire’s Culture Heritage and Events Fund to film a music video for the Paisley themed song “Hearts of Gold” which is about Lisa’s experience of busking on Paisley High Street since the age of 14. The catchy chorus describes how much she cherishes the support she has received from local people:

“And the streets are paved with hearts of gold,

As the people stop to listen and appreciate the stories that I’ve told

Through the lyrics and the melodies that have run through my head

As I take in this moment and think,

I don’t wanna be anywhere else”

Lisa said: “I love Hearts of Gold because it tells such a personal story and reflects how much I love Paisley. I wasn’t the happiest of 14 year olds and it gave me such a confidence boost to know people appreciated my music and that it could cheer up their Saturday morning for a while.

“As I have progressed on my musical journey, the support I have received from local people, businesses and the Paisley 2021 Campaign has been amazing. I want the video to show how grateful I am and what a great place Paisley is.”

The video will be filmed on the High Street and around some of Paisley’s landmarks, referencing the song’s mention of the town’s impressive architecture.  Lisa has also lined up St Mirren FC, not least their mascot the Paisley Panda, to get involved as the song also mentions football fans on their way to the game.

Steven Thomson, Creative Producer for Paisley 2021, said: “Paisley has always punched above its weight in terms of musical talent and it’s great to see this tradition continue with Lisa.

“She is a gifted musician and we are very happy to be in the position to work with her to achieve her dream through helping fund the creation of her first music video.”

Hearts of Gold is a track on Lisa’s recently released debut EP Free Spirits, which also received funding from Paisley 2021 and has enabled Lisa to represent the Paisley music scene on many radio stations, Live at Five on STV2, the Scottish Sun Live Sessions, music review sites and webzines and even in the magazine of the Scottish American foundation.  The title track Free Spirits has also been included in a UK-wide folk compilation album and the EP is available on Spotify, Itunes and Google Play.

Lisa is working on the video production with Create Paisley, the local youth arts organisation which has helped her in many ways since she started out. Filming will commence in the second half of September with a view to releasing the video at the end of October, allowing it to be used to promote the town and its music before the final decision is made about the City of Culture winner.

Alan Clark from Create Paisley said: ‘We’re thrilled to have been asked to work on this film with Lisa and in partnership with Paisley 2021. It’s been so great to work with Lisa over the last couple of years in our songwriting programmes, recording and events. At Create, we love creativity and are dedicated to empowering young people in Paisley to reach their potential. We’re excited that this project will both highlight the great talent that Lisa has but also showcase Paisley, our bid for city of culture and the thriving youth arts scene in the town.’

 

To express an interest in taking part in the video when filming commences on the High Street and to be part of a celebration of Paisley’s Hearts of Gold, please contact Lisa via her music page https://www.facebook.com/lisakowalskimusic/ or e mail lkowalskimusic@gmail.com.

 

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SCOTCH: The Fun Loving Dutchmen Return To Paisley

Famed for their fun filled performances and stripey trousers, the band of handsome Dutchmen know as Scotch will return to Paisley on Saturday 12th August, for one night only in the town’s local venue The Bungalow.

Hailing from The Netherlands and forming in 2007, Scotch have performed over 500 shows across Europe and released 5 studio albums. Recently, the band have appeared on Holland’s Got Talent and Sofar Sounds Amsterdam.

After their stellar and packed out show in The Bungalow during 2016, Scotch will be bringing the fun right back into Paisley with their folk, ska and pop inspired sounds. Support will be coming from Ska/Punk outfit Sinister Flynn – who supported Complete Madness in April earlier this year and should not be missed!

“We are very excited to be coming back to Scotland and Paisley. We always feel welcome when we travel from The Netherlands and love to perform to such great audiences” – Sjoerd Van Lee, Scotch.

Tickets are only £5.00 and available from http://thebungalow.bigcartel.com, Feel The Groove and The Bungalow.

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BAND OF SKULLS TO PERFORM INTIMATE SET IN THE BUNGALOW, PAISLEY

Independent Paisley based music venue ‘The Bungalow’ has proudly announced that the venue will play host to Alternative Indie-Rock outfit Band of Skulls. Teaming up with the Independent Venue Week organisation and Jagermeister, Band of Skulls will be live in The Bungalow on Monday 28th August for the bank holiday weekend.


Band of Skulls formed in Southampton in 2004 and have since released 2 studio albums which also saw their tracks being featured on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and on The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack. After selling our London’s Electric Ballroom, the three piece took to touring in the USA and Canada and then went on to open shows for Muse and feature on programmes with Jools Holland.

Emma Mackenzie from The Bungalow said “we are delighted to be working with the independent Venue Week organisation once again following a very successful Independent Venue Week for The Bungalow in January earlier this year. We would also like to thank Band of Skulls and Jagermeister for their support of grassroots, independent and fair play venues and we are looking forward to having them perform on our stage”.

Local bands can also get involved with their chance to support the band – all details are available on the Independent Venue Week and The Bungalow Facebook pages.

Tickets are only £10.00 from Skiddle.com, with only a handful remaining we! Get your hands on them as soon as possible.

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Skatey Saturdays

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Looking for something different to do, what about some roller skating at the Lagoon Leisure Centre this Saturday 15th July 3-5pm? A Family Roller Disco.. Plus look out for Paisley.org.uk’s Facebook Competition to win 4 sets of Family tickets.

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For bookings & Tickets. Find United SK8S please visit them on Facebook or online at www.united-sk8s.com

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LEADING PAISLEY COMMUNITY WEBSITE BACKS PLANS FOR TOWN’S NEW PERFORMING ARTS VENUE

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Paisley.org.uk, Paisley leading community focused website founded by Brian McGuire has announced its full support and backing of Paisley Community Trust’s proposed plans for a new Performing Arts and Film Theatre for the Town.
As part of a series of early stage discussions, first draft designs of the Trust’s proposed Performing Arts and Film Theatre have been shared with key stakeholders

in the Town. The plans, created by award winning architects Stallan Brand, outline the Trust’s proposals for a new state of the art community facility featuring a flexible main theatre, secondary studio theatre, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, dance studios, several unique cinema spaces as well as bar and restaurant facilities.

 

Paisley Community Trust carried out a comprehensive feasibility study into the project and identified an overwhelming market demand for such a facility in the town. At present a number of sites have been shortlisted with a preferred option emerging.

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Final plans are set to be publicly unveiled in September 2017. “We were delighted to be approached by Paisley Community Trust to review their plans for the newly proposed Cinema and Theatre for the town. What can we say, we were blown away with what we saw! The designs look amazing. Having been a massive supporter of the town and with close relationships to the communities, we have a fairly good idea of what people are looking for and what the town needs. The Trust’s plans are exactly what the town needs. It will put Paisley back on the cultural map, not just locally but nationally. It will attract people and communities back into use the town.

You’ll be able to take part in a variety of classes or to catch a movie or a show. There is no doubt this will provide the transformation the town needs. Community groups, Council and Paisley Buddies need to get behind the Trust’s vision. We’re in!”

Brian McGuire, Founder, Paisley.org.uk

“Paisley.org.uk is without doubt one of the key websites for Paisley. They work closely with the town, businesses and community.

They have their finger on the pulse when it comes to what the town needs. We were nervous in showing them because we really respect their knowledge, however we shouldn’t have been. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Their backing and support confirms the need in the town for what we are planning. We’ve agreed that Paisley.org.uk will be one of our key partners in engaging and discussing with the town’s communities. We’re delighted to share a teaser image for Paisley.org.uk to exclusively publish with more news to come!”

Gary Kerr, Chairman, Paisley Community Trust

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#1BLUD DANCE COMPANY TO APPEAR AT GROUND ZERO EVENT

Paisley’s independent live music venue The Bungalow and popular town centre community convenience store RSA along-side organiser Darren Scott have teamed up to present GROUND ZERO a new music event dedicated to Rap and Hip-Hop on Saturday 8th July 2017 in The Bungalow on Shuttle Street, Paisley from 8pm.

Crowds can expect to witness rap battles between 12 different MCs through-out the night and the winner being presented with a £200.00 cash prize! Local DJ ‘Big Div’ will be launching sounds all night long with more additions to the night due to be announced over the coming weeks with beatboxers also welcome to take to the stage.

#1BLUD DANCE COMPANY will also be taking to the stage and Shuttle Street to perform inside and outside of the hosting venue during the evening to show off their dance skills.

Organizer ‘Rekz’ said: “I have always been interested in expressive music such as Hip Hip/Rap. The Scottish scene in comparison to the English scene has been lacking in the mainstream. Paisley is an integral musical hub in Scotland it would only be fitting for the Scottish Hip Hop/Rap talents to take centre stage in the Bungalow Paisley, which will no doubt create noise and inspire people through it. Paisley having had turbulent times socially, music such as this can unite people and in many occasions be helpful to the mind and soul.”

 

GROUND ZERO will also be a free entry event for all those who wish to attend with donations welcome to go towards Sense Scotland’s ‘One Giant Leap Programme’ who support young adults with disabilities through music and arts.

Confirmed MC performances will be from:
Nity Gritz . Kayce One . Wee D . Jailz .
GBh . RDS . Subkonscious . Strong Tone
Fuzzy . G-mo . Mako . Scott Stewart . Ill Az. Macc.

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Paisley folk legend celebrated with live music stage at Weave fest

Paisley’s Weave festival will pay tribute to the town’s folk singer-songwriter who led the revival of Sma’ Shot Day almost 30 years ago.

Danny Kyle will have a Live Music Zone and Stage named after him as part of Paisley’s celebration of music, heritage and culture during the three-day Weave festival wrapped around established favourite Sma’ Shot Day.

The Paisley folk legend, who grew up in McKerrell Street, later moving to Renfrew Road, was heavily involved in reviving the town’s traditional Sma’ Shot Day celebrations in 1986.

The Weave festival, which supports the town’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021 and is one of the signature events in Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, takes place throughout Paisley town centre from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July.

The Danny Kyle Live Zone at Paisley Arts Centre, sponsored by LNP Promotions in collaboration with Celtic Music Radio and Scottish Alternative Music Awards, is being held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.

The Danny Kyle Stage line-up, on Saturday between 12noon and 9pm, will be:

-12pm, Shelagh MacKay Jones

-1pm, Davy Nicol

-2pm, Papa Shandy and the Drams

-3pm, Lisa Kowalski

-4pm, The Skunnered

-5pm, DopeSickFly

-6pm, Paisley Songwriters Guild

-7pm, Josie and Pablo

-8pm, Iain Copeland Sma’ Shot Experience

Later on Saturday night, Paisley Arts Centre will host the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMAs), from 7-10pm.

Throughout the weekend, live zones will be taking place in and around Paisley town centre, including, the Gilmour Street Stage, 12noon – 10pm on Saturday, plus live music in venues across the town centre, 2-10pm on Sunday, sponsored by Paisley First, and Brown’s Lane Stage, 12noon to 9pm on Saturday and 12noon to 4pm on Sunday.

Gary Kerr of LNP promotions said: “We are pleased that LNP Promotions has been able to play its part in the expansion of Sma’ Shot Day into a weekend long festival of culture and heritage.

“The Danny Kyle Live Zone is held in recognition and in tribute to the part played by folk legend Danny Kyle in resurrecting Sma’ Shot Day in the 80s.

“LNP Promotions are honoured to sponsor the Danny Kyle Live Zone at the Paisley Arts Centre and it is a pleasure to be working in partnership with Celtic Music Radio and SAMA to bring a whole day of music at the Live Zone on Saturday 1 July.

“There will be an outdoor Danny Kyle Celtic Music Radio Stage from 12noon to 9pm and indoor SAMA showcase, headlined by Rachel Sermanni, from 7pm.

“We are also dedicating the Blues stage for Sunday’s live zone to the memory of legendary Willie ‘Jukebox’ Mathews – another local musician sadly no longer with us.”

Danny Kyle is also celebrated through the Open Stage named after him at Paisley’s Spree festival.

Renfrewshire Council’s Leader, Councillor Iain Nicolson, said: “Celebrating a Paisley folk legend with a special live music stage at Weave is one of many ways the town is embracing its cultural heritage.

“Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 aims to showcase the town’s cultural talent, and a weekend-long festival of live music, dance and street performances that wraps around established favourite Sma’ Shot Day is a fantastic way to celebrate the town’s heritage and creative talent.”

Highlights of Weave festival include the traditional Burning of the Cork and Sma’ Shot parade, arts and crafts workshops and a sensational drum-off. To see the full programme, visit paisley2021co.uk/weave-and-sma-shot.

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Sacred Paws Win The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award

The 2017 winner of the most coveted music prize in Scotland was tonight (Wednesday 28 June) announced as Sacred Paws with their album Strike A Match.

At a ceremony presented by co-hosts Vic Galloway and Nicola Meighan at Paisley Town Hall, an audience of industry insiders, avid music fans and some of Scotland’s best and brightest creative talent watched as Sacred Paws emerged as the winner from a fiercely competitive shortlist, winning the £20,000 first prize.

The band also received a unique Paisley-inspired winners trophy, created by local jeweller Lisa Crockard, winner of the  The Say Design Commission.

Band member, Rachel Aggs was overwhelmed by their win, saying “I just want to say thank you so much, thanks to the SAY Award, thanks to the judges, thanks to everyone at Rock Action and I can’t believe it! I’m trying really hard not to swear! We are not always the most confident people and I think playing music has a lot to do with confidence so this is completely overwhelming and we don’t feel like we belong here but at the same time we feel validated for what we do. Thank you.”

Formed in 2014, Sacred Paws, comprised of vocalist and guitarist Rachel Aggs and drummer Eilidh Rodgers, released their debut album, Strike A Match on January the 27th on Glasgow label Rock Action Records. The duo, based between Glasgow and London, received critical acclaim from the likes of Clash Magazine, Pitchfork, Q Magazine, DIY Magazine, amongst other titles and can now include Scottish Album of the Year to their repertoire.

Produced by The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), and now in its sixth year, The SAY Award has grown to become the most prestigious music prize in Scotland. For the past two years, the award has teamed up Renfrewshire Council, supporting the Paisley bid for UK City of Culture 2021. The shortlist served to highlight the very best in Scottish music, spanning a range of genres and audiences (see notes to editors).

The winner of this year’s public vote was the poignant Future Echoes by Pictish Trail, which won an automatic place on the shortlist after a 72-hour public vote. The remaining nine slots were awarded by The SAY Award’s panel of independent judges (see notes to editors for full details).  Each of shortlisted bands won a £1,000 prize, and all ten received a 3D printed plate produced by Glasgow School of Art graduate and Paisley jeweller, Lisa Crockard.

Throughout the night guests were treated to outstanding live sets from Scottish acts including boundary-breaking The Spook School, folk quintet Elephant Sessions, vivacious Be Charlotte plus last year’s SAY Award winner, Anna Meredith. Presenters also paid tribute to the late Gary Wilson of Scottish indie-rock band The Lapelles, who tragically died on Sunday August 14th.

The SAY Award’s chosen charity this year was Help Musicians UK. It is their mission to create a sustainable future for all musicians and the industry, and is looking to create innovative opportunities for Scottish musicians and the music sector to develop their talent, skills and experience.   

The public can listen to and learn more about each of the albums by visiting www.sayaward.com.

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SAY Award 2017 Commission Buddie Designer

Paisley will welcome the biggest names in Scottish music this week who will take home a piece of the town’s famous pattern created by a local designer.

Lisa Crockard with the SAY Award and some items from her collection

The Scottish Album of the Year Award will take place on Wednesday 28 June at Paisley Town Hall where the winning artist will receive a £20,000 cash prize provided by Creative Scotland. The event is taking place in the town in support of Paisley’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.

Each of the ten shortlisted acts, which include big names like Mogwai, Sacred Paws, Honeyblood and Ela Orleans, will be presented with a distinctive 3D printed creation designed by Lisa Crockard as part of the SAY Design Commission.

Lisa, a textiles graduate of Glasgow School of Art took a detour on the path to her design career, having worked as a menswear fashion buyer in London for big names like Selfridges and Harvey Nichols for more than 16 years. Lisa decided it was time for a change and moved back home to Paisley to pursue her real passion – jewellery design.

“I really enjoyed my job in London but it was something I kind of fell into – I always thought I’d go back to design at some point. When I came home I enrolled in a jewellery design course at the City of Glasgow College which I completed last year,” she said.

“I was really interested in the idea of using modern technology like 3D printing to create bespoke designs and I use it in a lot of my work.”

Lisa has been working with Renfrewshire Council’s InCube business incubator scheme which provides funding and support to creative businesses. Her jewellery designs are currently on sale at the InCube shop in Gilmour Street, Paisley.

Lisa continued: “The support I’ve had from InCube has been fantastic. It’s given me access to business experts which has been invaluable as well as providing office space and advice. It’s also a great place to network with similar businesses. I really don’t think I’d be as far along with setting up my business without the help I’ve had from InCube.”

Lisa was selected for the SAY commission after entering a competition by the organisers of the SAY Award, Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA).

She said: “When I made the decision to enter I really didn’t think I’d win because there were so many great ideas. I really love live music so I’m really excited that my design was chosen as a commission by SAY.

“The design brief was to create something that connects Scottish music, art and design and captures the spirit of the SAY Award. I decided to design a 3D printed award for the 10 shortlisted acts with a reason to celebrate Scottish music etched on each Paisley pattern motif.  Also, as the awards are being held in Paisley I was keen to highlight the town’s cultural heritage using modern technologies.”

Robert Kilpatrick, Projects and Operations Manager Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said: “We received a number of applications for the SAY Design Commission, and were completely blown away by Lisa’s work, the bespoke award truly encompasses the spirit and characteristics of the town, in which we are so thankful to be supported by.”

The SAY Award is produced by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, Paisley for UK City of Culture 2021, Creative Scotland, Black Bottle, TicketWeb and PPL. The most prestigious music prize in Scotland, the winner receives £20,000, equal in prize terms to the Mercury Music Prize. Previous SAY Award winners include Anna Meredith (2016), Kathryn Joseph (2015), Young Fathers (2014), RM Hubbert (2013) and Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (2012). Visit www.sayaward.com for more info.

You can also view more of Lisa Crockard’s work by visiting www.lisacrockard.com.

The production costs for making the awards were supported by Incube. The business incubator is currently inviting applications for their next programme to find out more visit:  https://incube.ren/.