Tonight The Bungalow has been booked for a special birthday party. Local well know musician Drew McCormick who was responsible for revitalising the Paisley Music Scene when it was all but gone two decades ago. The movement was called The Bungalow Bar Revival Nights. The success of these nights led to the opening of The Bungalow where it is today in Shuttle street. So The Bungalow is the perfect place for Drew’s 21st (that’s what he told me) If you would like to say Happy Birthday to Drew then pop in for a song or a drink or both. Doors are at 7pm.
Tomorrow night Internationally acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter JJ Gilmour who made his recording debut in 1989 with The Silencers, one of Scotland’s loved bands is playing a solo gig. ‘Jinky’ enjoyed great success throughout Europe and America after joining the band as a backing vocalist though later in the bands career JJ progressed seamlessly to join Jimme O’Neill sharing lead vocals.
Seven action-packed years of gigging and recording ensued during which The Silencers had gold albums and sold almost a million records for BMG/RCA. After this successful period with the band, JJ decided he needed to take on new challenges and embarked upon his solo career.
He recorded his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘Sunnyside P.A.L’ in 2002. The album became the catalyst for establishing his now fiercely loyal fan base and gained wide spread acclaim from his peers as an ‘outstanding debut album’. Now album number five is in the pipeline for JJ. Looks like the gig is a sell out.
Local singer Leana Zaccarini is appearing tomorrow afternoon from 2pm with the Moonlighters. She is the perfect answer for a ‘pick me up’ after a heavy week at work. It’ll be a fun afternoon filled with laid back Latin, smooth Swing, ballsy Blues and fabulous Funk.
Littlest Chicken the Tiktok star is heading to The Bungalow on Thursday. He has over half a million fans that follow his online videos. The social media platform TikTok has catapulted the popular Ayrshireman who got the whole of Scotland laughing through the last two lockdowns. As well as performing online comedy, he writes and performs his own songs, and released his first single Hey” last year to much acclaim. He released his second single “Homegrown” in June which he was inspired to write after a drive back from Ayr (where he lived for three and half years) to his hometown of Stranraer. Doors 7pm and tickets are £10/8.
The Cave has another packed ‘Four in a Row’ this week again starting with tonight: Overdrive at 9pm, Tomorrow at 6pm Fire In followed by The State Blues Band at 9pm. On Sunday it is Los Perros. From 6pm.
In the ‘Shoppers Slot’ at The Old Swan tomorrow they have Distant Sun at 4pm. Cammy Millar is back in his usual slot at 4pm on Monday. Lee James on Tuesday at 3pm with Swing, and he’s back on Thursday at 3pm this time for a Trip Through the Decades.
There is a bit of rock going on in the East End at 9pm in Harvies with Midnight Moses. Kennedys ‘Sunday Sesh’ this week is Crackerman at 4pm. The Keg have The Proposal in tonight at 9pm. The last time they played The Keg it was standing room only. Tomorrow night at 9pm it is Warren Capaldi back by popular demand.
The fantastic Mod Life Crisis are playing at Rocknrollas tonight. The popular band who are well known in Paisley due to their appearances at March of the Mods and ModStuff are sure to fill the dance floor. Doors 7.30pm. Tomorrow night the West End Venue welcomes back The James Experience Born of Frustration doors 7.30pm.
Open Mic Nights this week are Dunky Hunter at The Abbey on Monday from 8.30pm; Stevie D 9pm on Tuesday at Gantry. Wednesday is The Keg’s Open Mic with Johnny Barr and starts at 8.30pm.