Tomorrow The Bungalow are welcoming back one of the most popular event they have in the annual; diary – March of the MODS which is a full day of music in aid of Teenage cancer Trust

Line up so far is: Target 5, Proper, Skaledonia, Parliament of Owls, and Worlds Apart.

The event has been run every year in March by Ewan and Annette Eadie. They explained to me that “Young people shouldn’t have to face cancer alone. Teenage Cancer Trust are the only UK charity dedicated to providing the specialised nursing care and support they need” These two local heroes have made thousand for good causes through either organising music events or playing for free at them. More power to them. Doors are at 1pm and starts at 2pm Tickets are £10 on the door.

On Sunday they have another fundraiser, this time for the Ukraine Crisis, The group that will benefit from Sundays efforts will be Harmoniya. The Bungalow’s director Alan McEwan told me “My sister in law Liza Christmas has friends from Vinnytsia in Ukraine that run a charity for people with disabilities, She told me of their need for their clients who need support so I thought I needed to do something to help during this worrying time” He went on “The group have sent a list of what they need and how we can get the help to them. It’s good to have a direct connection with someone we know” Why don’t you pop in to be part of the days efforts to raise money for a group who are at their most vulnerable. Check out their Facebook Page by following this link https://www.facebook.com/vmr.harmoniya/?ref=page_internal

The full day will be filled to the brim with musicians, poets, bands and raffles! There is a packed list of talent hitting the stage all day from 2pm and will go on till 11pm. Doors are 1pm, donations on the door. The list of performers so far is impressive and here they are; Joseph Miller, Lewis Cooke, Pete Smith, Blair Gilmour, Craig Paterson, Choirstadhiona.Jpeg, Luna J, Iain Bothwell, Charlie Gorman, The Sankaras, Shout!, Jodie Robertson Mya Brown, Jamie and Joe, Stevie Johnstone MILLS, Ghostbaby, Mr DB and Shardlake.

The Bungalow Introducing Night on Thursday features a three band line up including Quartermass, Scunnurt and Kardo. Tickets are £3/5 and doors are at 7pm.

Check out some of the gigs coming up at Rocknrollas including their Sunday afternoon live sessions by going to their Facebook page. As I said last week the Jersey Notes gig was sold out so get some dates in your diary and book your tickets early.  

The OId Swan have another great week of live music starting tonight with Kirk Strachan from 5pm then tomorrow in the ‘Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm it is Start followed by another act TBA at 8pm, On Monday Clyde are back in their usual slot at 5pm. Lee James is in at 3pm on Tuesday and Thursday with his Rat Pack and Through the Decades show. David McKellar will be performing on Wednesday at 5pm.

If you are a Gary Barlow fan The Cave have the multi award winning Tony Kay in tonight singing the hits of Take That and Gary Barlow. Check The Cave Facebook page for ticket details Doors are at 7pm. Tomorrow at 6pm it is Moonshine Mojo followed by Lucky 13. Jim Keilt’s jam session starts at 6pm on Sunday. 

The Keg have local power trio Proposal playing tomorrow night at 9pm. Overdrive are at Kennedys on Sunday at 3pm, Young singer songwriter Adam Dolan will be playing at Tannahills from 8pm, The Anchor have Graceland on at 4.30pm.

This week’s Open Mic sessions are: Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is hosting at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm and also on Tuesday Andy Lindsay is hosting the Anchor’s monthly session and as Andy always says ‘Come on doon and gies a toon’ The Anchor Johnny Barr is at The Keg from 8.30pm.