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Paisley on the web meet Midge Ure

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Paisley on the web meet Midge Ure.

Paisley on the web was at the Scottish Hydro on Tuesday to meet one of Scotland’s singing superstars Midge Ure.

LNP Promotions have secured Midge Ure to sing in Paisley Town Hall on October the 24th. Midge donated one of his classic guitars and kindly signed it for part of the upcoming charity auction by LNP Promotions (details to be posted soon).

As the social media partners for LNP Promotions, Paisley on the web attended to take photographs and video of the occasion..
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(pictured above are Midge Ure, Gary Kerr, Tommy McGrory of LNP Promotions and Ian McDonald of Paisley.org.uk photo taken by Brian McGuire of Paisley.org.uk)

Midge Ure was very impressed by the commitment of LNP Promotions and Paisley.org.uk to push Paisley as a music venue and to attract the very best of acts to the town..

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Talented TeenStar Lucy from Paisley is Loud’n’Proud!

Talented TeenStar Lucy from Paisley is Loud’n’Proud!

Lucy is 14 and is a third year pupil at Gleniffer High. She was given her first guitar when she 12 for her birthday by a family friend and began learning the guitar by herself.

It wasn’t until she went to the School of Rock run by Loud’n’Proud that she really found her stride and began singing.

She has performed with her bands at several Loud’n’Proud gigs, including gigs at the Town Hall and the Spiegeltent during last year’s Spree festival. She plays lots of different genres in an acoustic style and likes lots of different types of music.

TeenStar is a nationwide competition and last year’s winner was The X Factor finalist Luke Friend and there are great prizes up for grabs. Lucy received great feedback from the judges during her first round and tickets are available – the audience also get the chance to vote for their favourite acts so it would be great to garner some support for her. The next round is at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow on April 5th, tickets are £8.

Live Gig in Paisley.

You can catch Lucy This Friday 21st March and next Friday 28th March at Saporito on Gauze Street, you can find out lots more by visiting Lucy’s Facebook Page here..

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Roddy Woomble to perform ‘Listen to Keep’ tracks live at Paisley Arts Centre

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Roddy Woomble to perform ‘Listen to Keep’ tracks live at Paisley Arts Centre.

Don’t miss an intimate live performance from Roddy Woomble on 23 Oct as he performs tracks from his third solo album, Listen to Keep.

Familiar to many thousands of music fans as the front man in the Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is also a celebrated solo songwriter and performer.

His first solo venture came in 2006 with the album, My Secret is My Silence; a record which won rave reviews throughout the music press and saw Roddy move away from the melodic rock style of Idlewild towards a softer, lyrical vein of songwriting.

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He was also the key instigator behind the acclaimed 2007 album Ballads of the Book, bringing together leading Scottish poets and musicians to collaborate on new songs.

Roddy went on to record and release the album Before the Ruin with Kris Drever and John McCusker in 2008, which they toured extensively around the UK to critical acclaim.

Woomble’s second solo album The Impossible Song and Other Songs was released on Greenvoe/EMI in spring 2011. It was written and recorded at the An Tobar Arts Centre on the Isle of Mull. Along with his band (Sorren MacLean, Seonaid Aitken, Gavin Fox and Danny Grant), Roddy toured the album extensively around the UK, playing over 100 shows in 2011 and 2012. The Guardian described the record as “a moving and quietly joyous collection of pieces weaving together strands of folk, jazz and country.”

A regular at Paisley Arts Centre, Roddy’s show this week will feature songs from his latest album, Listen to Keep as well as songs from his earlier solo work and several Idlewild numbers.

Roddy Woomble will be at Paisley Arts Centre on 23 October, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10 conc) and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or going online to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

For further information on Renfrewshire Arts & Museums’ events log on to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts or Twitter @RenArtsMuseums.

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ModStuff Paisley Photographs

ModStuff Paisley Photographs.

Paisley festival ModStuff was a complete success this weekend thanks to the LNP Promotions bringing some excellent bands such as The Laynes, Button Up, The Beatroots, The Responsible, The Beat Movement and The Underground Jam to the Bungalow Bar, Shuttle Street, Paisley.

All this as well as a fantastic Scooter Rally on the Saturday which saw up to 85 Mod Scooters taking part in a ride out in town made for a great atmosphere. With ModStuff running alongside The Spree and The Royal National Mod, Paisley has proved it can accommodate such diverse and major events.

The series of gigs & events was helping to raise funds for local charity Loud n’ Proud through LNP Promotions.

Here are some photographs from the various bands playing at the Bungalow Bar, all photographs were taken by Jean-Marie Stewart and kindly allowed for use on the website. You can find more of Jean-Maries Photographs by visiting her Flickr Photo Sets.

You can find Video and Photographs from the Scooter ride-out by clicking here. 

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MOD Scooter Rideout Paisley

MOD Scooter Ride-out Paisley.

Up to 85 Scooters had a ride-out in Paisley today as part of the LNP Promotions Festival called MODSTUFF which was launched last night in the Bungalow Bar, Paisley. The Festival is billed as an alternative fringe event to the Royal National Mod which is also happening in Paisley right now.

Paisley has been quite literally buzzing this week to the sound of music from all corners of the town and many local businesses are putting on their own small events in celebration.. Paisley is the place to be right now…

All Photographs above were taken by Ian McDonald on behalf of www.paisley.org.uk

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The Chaplins Play Paisley Review

The Chaplins Play Paisley Review by Peter Greenwood

While waiting for the Chaplins to come out on stage, among the buzz floating through the audience, more than a few times I heard talk in the vein of “what instrument does Charlie play”?

The link between the band and the man isn’t actually very far removed.

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The Chaplins formed as a three piece in 2012 with singer-songwriter Jill Jackson, drummer Lisa Tring and double bass player John Allan and named themselves after local Paisley lady Jill’s love of film star Charlie, going to far as to outfit the band in 20’s period fashion and styling. Since then they’ve played all over Europe and the UK and supported Runrig at their sold out tour.

This is their first night in Paisley as the Chaplins, what Jill describes as the home town show. “I’ve got family and friends coming to the gig, this’ll be my way of introducing them to all the new music and the band.” Does Jill feel extra pressure then? “A bit, aye, but we’ll feel like that when we play Lisa’s hometown of Nottingham too.”

The venue helped create an intimate atmosphere, with almost every seat in the house filled. There’s clearly a lot of local support for the band, with audience members of all ages coming to see the show, including Jill’s friends and family who were in the audience.

Their musical style is described as an “alternative bluegrass style” and their influences range from Alison Krauss to Dolly Parton which shine through, while still presenting the band in their own completely unique sound. The Chaplins have created their own take on not just bluegrass but country and Celtic and have written songs that match well with the talented musicians who bring them to life.

The real joy of seeing the Chaplins, though, was how much they were clearly enjoying themselves. Every song was lovingly performed by the band, and as an audience member you can’t help but find yourself under their control; a huge smile on your face during Saving All My Love, feeling thoughtful and like you want to explore the world with The Rambler or even just rocking with their take of Foreigner’s 80’s power ballad I Want To Know What Love Is.

The band effortlessly creates an atmosphere you want to be a part of which due to the size of the venue, you soon got the opportunity. At one part the band wanted audience participation for one song which involved Lisa leading the audience in a rather complicated rhythm of clap-stomp-clap-stomp-pause-pause-clap-clap-clap. Or was it clap-stomp-stomp clap- clap-stomp-clap-pause-clap-clap?

Their enthusiasm for their music and for performing really drags you in, whether you want to or not. It’s hard to believe they’ve only been around for a year. The Chaplins go on a larger tour in support of their album towards the end of this year.

You can find out a lot more about the Chaplins by visiting their website www.thechaplinsofficial.co.uk

Many thanks to the band, their management team and Mike Dillon of Apollo Music for their help.

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Start spreading the news, The Rat Pack is Back…again!

Start spreading the news, The Rat Pack is Back…again!

Returning to Paisley after a hugely successful 2012 summer show, the original British tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr will return to Paisley Town Hall on July 14 accompanied by the fabulous Don Hunt Orchestra and The Flamingo Showgirls.

THE-RAT-PACK-WEST-ENDIn town for their 15th Anniversary tour, Frank (David Alacey), Sammy (Des Coleman) and Dean (Paul Drakeley) will take audiences on a glamorous journey to the Las Vegas strip and the Sands Hotel where they will perform a catalogue of classic hits, including Mr BojanglesMy Way and Mack the Knife over the course of a fantastic two hour live set.

The Rat Pack is Back perfectly captures not only the music of the original legends, but also the comedy and personalities of the stars who once ruled the entertainment world of Las Vegas – a talent which was enjoyed by a 400 strong audience at last year’s performance.

Memories really are made of this: book early and enjoy a swinging evening courtesy of the Kings of Cool.

The Rat Pack is Back will be at Paisley Town Hall on Sunday 14 July, 7.30pm. Tickets to the show cost £16 (£14.50 concession) and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or going online to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

For more information on The Rat Pack is Back, future performances or events please visitwww.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts

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The Chaplins – Scotland’s hottest new Americana band Interview

The Chaplins – Scotland’s hottest new Americana band Interview

Live at The Paisley Arts Centre

Sat 29th June 2013

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £12 – available from Apollo Music, Causeyside Street, Paisley. Tel: 0141 887 6293

Interview below by Peter Greenwood for Paisley.org.uk

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The Chaplins – Scotland’s hottest new Americana band

The Chaplins – Scotland’s hottest new Americana band

Live at The Paisley Arts Centre

Sat 29th June 2013

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £12 – available from Apollo Music, Causeyside Street, Paisley. Tel: 0141 887 6293

The Chaplins

 

Website: www.thechaplinsofficial.co.uk

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Blueflint, The Proclaimers’ brilliant support act.

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Calling all folk fans! Walk 500 Miles to see Blueflint, The Proclaimers’ brilliant support act.

Catch an evocative and atmospheric live set when Blueflint’s tour brings them to Paisley Arts Centre next month. 

The Edinburgh based five piece band cleverly intertwine banjos, fiddle, double-bass and drums to accompany the singers in beautifully-crafted songs. They successfully thwart attempts at musical pigeonholing as their fresh and original sound stretches across several musical genres; from the dark underbelly of folk to buoyant Americana-tinged ballads.

After the success of their lauded 2009 debut album High Bright Morning, Blueflint’s much anticipated second title Maudy Tree raised their profile even further, gaining the band serious acclaim throughout the music press and airtime on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Ulster. 

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Then in 2012, Blueflint supported The Proclaimers for six weeks on their Like Comedy UK tour, taking in venues like Edinburgh’s Playhouse and London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Playing in front of audiences ranging from 2000 – 4500 in capacity (just under 80,000 people in total during the tour) Blueflint were met with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response and have proved themselves to be formidable live performers, gaining a strong reputation and following spanning the length and breadth of the country. 

But their latest tour, which sees a stop off in Paisley, is just one of Blueflint’s goals for 2013. In April the band announced they had started work on their hotly anticipated third album which will be packed with fresh new tracks.

Catch Blueflint at Paisley Arts Centre on Friday 10 May, 7.30pm. Tickets to the gig cost £10 (£6 conc) and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0300 300 1210 or online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

For further information on Blueflint, future events, exhibitions or shows log on to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts