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Rafferty prize winner Michael Cassidy to perform at Paisley Arts Centre as part of Bring It All Home

Bring It All Home, a celebration of the life, art and legacy of Gerry Rafferty, one of Scotland’s finest songwriters, kicks off this weekend with a series of music events at venues across Paisley.

Paisley Arts Centre will play host to singer-songwriters Michael Cassidy and Kathryn Williams on Tuesday 15 April at 7.30pm.

Described as ‘a star in the making’, Michael Cassidy’s performance at the festival is particularly pertinent as he was awarded the Gerry Rafferty Prize for songwriting in 2012.

Gerry-RaffertyThis prize saw the Paisley musician win a place at the acclaimed UK Songwriting Festival and receive guidance from Ivor Novello nominee and Snow Patrol collaborator Ian Archer.

Since then, Michael has continued to build upon his growing reputation in Scotland and beyond; recently supporting the likes of Ben Howard, Admiral Fallow and Frightened Rabbit on tour.

Inspired by the likes of Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright, Michael’s take on folk music is characterised by his fragile, tender voice and intimate lyrics, buoyed by uplifting choruses, all delivered in his distinctive brogue.

Kathryn Williams is a Liverpool-born, Newcastle-based singer-songwriter who has just released her tenth studio album, Crown Electric.

She first stepped out back in 1999 with her debut record ‘Dog Leap Stairs’ but it was with 2000’s ‘Little Black Numbers’ that she gained the attention of the wider public, earning a Mercury Music Prize nomination.

Since then Williams has broadened her horizons, establishing herself as one of the UK’s most consistently captivating songwriters with critics falling over each other to heap praise on her.

Kathryn Williams and Michael Cassidy will be at Paisley Arts Centre on Tuesday 15 April, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (£12 conc) and can be booked at the Box Office (located at Paisley Arts Centre), by calling 0300 300 1210 or going online to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking

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