If you love Prog Rock you need to get to The Bungalow tonight to see Outside The Original. They are an exciting new project from James Finnigan of Hue and Cry and Stiltskin fame.

I saw them the last time they played, and they are amazing This 6-piece band faithfully reproduce timeless masterpieces from the giants of progressive rock, performing a selection of classics by: Emerson Lake and Palmer, Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd, and more. Tickets on the door from 7pm.

The band with the loudest brass section in the world, The Brass Monkeys are back at The Bungalow tomorrow afternoon. This is a big band with a twist from Glasgow, featuring Lesley Ward on vocals with occasional vocal cameos. Free entry and doors are 1pm.

The Odels all the way from the Northeast of England and after a blistering set at March of the Mods are on tomorrow night. They bring Soul, Northern Soul and Motown to the stage and are one of the most entertaining bands around. In support is local band Bits and Pieces. Tickets on the door from 7pm. 

The Tuesday Jam Open Stage starts at 7pm. The Jam House Band will be there to entertain the crowd and they will be there to help any performers who want a bit of back up. All backline and drumkit provided just bring your instruments. The Bungalow Club starts at 2pm on Wednesday. This an opportunity to pop in and enjoy an afternoon with John Griffin the singer from The Bobby Deans Big Band, a quiz and an open stage jam.

Bimonthly event Pai- Slay Drag is on Wednesday and the lineup is October Fist, Klitsune and special guests. Doors are 7pm. The Bungalow Introducing night on Thursday features The Straw Dogs 1980, Hicks and Hex, Tickets on the door from 7pm. 

The first and longest international tribute to the Cure, Easycure who got together in 1996 is at The Venue tonight. Support act is still to be announced. Tickets on the door from 7pm. There is also another top tribute for you on Sunday. Cookie, the No1 Green day tribute hailing from the South of England will be The Venue on Sunday afternoon. Tickets on the door from 12. 

Stevie D will be playing at The Keg tonight from 9pm and tomorrow night also starting at 9pm is Rock Therapy. The Keg Sessions are kicking off at 9pm on Thursday for more original bands and artists. 

Tomorrow The Cave have Screaming Velvet playing from 5pm and they are followed by Splendid Suns at 8pm. On Sunday Blackout will be on stage from 6pm.

The Old Swan have another cracking week of live music for you, and it starts tonight with The 79’S from 8pm. Tomorrow afternoon at 4pm it is Gordon’s Alive, Soul Sunday starts at 4pm and Lee James’s music and comedy is on Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm. Crawford Carlyle will be playing on Monday at 4pm and Duncan McLellan is playing on Wednesday from 4pm followed by the Wild Wild Wednesday Country Night at 8pm. 

Sunday live action is at Kennedys from 3pm and Ragamuffin kicks off at 4.30pm at The Inn on the Corner. 

Open Mic/Stage sessions next week are: The Abbey at 9pm on Monday, Ugly Duck Monday at 7pm, The Gantry at 9pm on Tuesday, The Bungalow on Tuesday 7pm, The Keg on Wednesday at 8.30pm and The Cave from 9pm on Thursday. Finally, I am going to the Abbey to see a Hans Zimmer night of movie magic with a full-blown orchestra tomorrow. I didn’t know this until recently that Hans Zimmer was in The Buggles, Yes, the guys who wrote Video Killed the Radio Star. You can thank me later and there might be tickets left so its worth checking out.  


Founder of Paisley.org.uk in 1998 and constantly strives to change peoples attitudes to the town, Brian is a self described Paisley Digital Champion who promotes Paisley via any means necessary. You can also follow me on X