Brian McGuire

Founder of 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

The Bungalow Bar Revival is a movement to put Paisley

back on the touring map of major promoters, managers, agents and acts.

The Bungalow Bar, formerly on Paisley’s Renfrew Road, was once renowned for the fantastic, nightly billings, especially from the Punk Genres, in the late seventies, early eighties. The roster of acts is outrageously expansive and included household names such as The Fall, The Skids, The Tourists, Orange juice, Roddy Frame, Alan McGee, The Buzzcocks, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Alarm, The Jam, The Teardrop Explodes, The Clash and many many more. I must pay homage at this juncture to local Journalist Louden Temple who was the booker for The Bungalow Bar and still promotes in Brookfield today.

Since the mid eighties though, there has been little or no discernable music scene in Paisley, which may be considered either travesty or incompetence, in what is reputedly the biggest town in Scotland, if not Britain. Until now there has been no discernable, committed, run it like the bigger boys do venue. We began this, hoping that someone in the business would come in and take over….it hasn’t happened….BUT….. We will continue…..

Friday 4th April 2008

The Shining City, Paisley Arts Centre, Rapture Theatre present a riveting, chilling, urban ghost story from multi-award winning author, Conor McPherson.
On leaving the priesthood, Ian sets himself up as a therapist. One of his first clients is John who, following the tragic death of his wife in a car accident, has repeatedly seen her ghostly figure. But surely it must be his imagination…
This humorous, haunting and fascinating play will have you gripped right up to the shocking twist in the tale., 7.30pm £8.50 (£5 conc)

Friday 4th April 2008

Kidston Kids Playgroup and Crafty Toddlers Open Morning, Kidston Hall, High Street, Kilmacolm, Would you (or the grandparents!) like to get involved in activities with your child? Are you new to the area and would like to make new friends? Drop in and find out how Kidston Kids can be fun for you and your child. To find out more contact Janet Johnston on 01505 612875, or Donna Hood on 01505 844901. 10am till 11am