Big Vern n the Shootahs are back at The Bungalow tonight and they’re ready to knock your socks off. Renowned as the ultimate feel-good party band, you are guaranteed a spectacular live show with some of the funkiest vibes you’ll have ever heard this nine-piece phenomenon. (posted Friday the 29th September 2023)

You’ll hear a fabulous horn section, the best rhythm players in the business coupled with a new front man who’ll make your hair stand on end. This is a band that audiences never forget. Big Vern will have you singing and bouncing in no time. Classic funk, soul and party tunes augmented with great stage presence and their signature kicking phat sound. Catch them while you can. You won’t be disappointed. There only a few tickets left for this gig. Doors are at 7pm. 

Tomorrow The Bungalow have organised an All Dayer for The Accord Hospice and it features the best live bands around who are giving their time for this worthy cause. The lineup is, The Postcards, The Fogarty’s, One in Ten UB40, Underwood Lane, Bits & Pieces, The Three n Eights and Parliament of Owls. Doors are 1pm and tickets are £10. 

The Tuesday Night Jam starts at 7pm and all are welcome to get onstage and jam out some funk, rock, blues pop or jazz. The Bungalow continues Thursday with their Introducing Night and the line-up next week is The Rants, Mooney and Coldreines. Doors: 7pm, Tickets £5/3 students.

Rocknrollas have another superb 80s Double header featuring the only authentic New Order. Expect the big hits we all love such as Blue Monday, True Faith, Temptation, Ceremony plus many more. Joining them will be Very Pet Shop Boys. They play all the big hits including West End Girls, It’s A Sin, Always On My Mind, Suburbia with maybe the possibility of an Electronic collaboration… or would that be “Getting Away With It”? Either way you will be disappointed to miss this gig. Tickets on the door from 8pm. 

Bad Boy Boogie are back with their rock show to blow you away at The Keg tonight from 9pm and tomorrow night at 9pm it is St Mungo. The Keg Sessions for original artists starts at 9pm on Thursday. 

The Cave have The John Angus Band in tonight and they will be playing from 8pm. Filthy White Suit are onstage tomorrow from 5pm followed by Gordons Alive at 8pm. The Tommy Bentz Band finish of the weekend on Sunday at 6pm. 

There is live action a always at The Old Swan tonight from 7pm and tomorrow at 4pm. The Northern Soul Club start the tunes at 4pm on Sunday, Gerry Kirk will be playing on Monday from 4pm. Lee James is on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm and Duncan McLellan is performing at 4pm on Wednesday.  

Kennedy’s have Wreckless in on Sunday, so they’ll be a lot of be a Wrawkin and Wreckin going on from 3pm. 

Open Mic sessions next week are: The Abbey at 9pm on Monday, The Gantry at 9pm on Tuesday, The Keg on Wednesday at 8.30pm and Cottons in Renfrew starts at 2pm on Sunday.

Last Sunday I took a stroll around Paisley. I started at The Inn on the Corners and saw Graceland, next was Kennedys to catch a bit of Cranked to 11. A quick walk across Dunn Square to The Old Swan for a bit of Republic of Soul then finally bounced down to The Cave to listen to all the players who turned up at Jim Keilt’s Blues Jam. 4 bands all free. Why not give it a go?

Its good to see the girls from The Anchor have taken over The Inn on the Corner and have hit the ground running. This week is Blind Panik who must now have the record for playing at the most venues in Paisley? Pop in and support the new kids on the block. Starts at 4.30pm. 


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