Paisley Events Rod Stewart Tribute Night
The Rod Stewart Big Scottish & African Party Tribute Night in aid of The Buddy Beat is taking place on Saturday 17th November 2012 from 8:00pm until 12:00am
The Rod Stewart Big Scottish & African Party Tribute Night in aid of The Buddy Beat is taking place on Saturday 17th November 2012 from 8:00pm until 12:00am
We have a fantastic chance for someone to win a Pair of tickets the LNP Promotions ‘Who’s Who’ Gig on the 17th November in The Union on Storie Street, Paisley.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer this question.
Who was the lead singer for the band The Who?
LNP Promotions announce The No 1 tribute to The Who – Whos Who – are coming to Paisley on 17th November, playing a loud n proud fundraiser at The Union Storie street.
Open to everyone – students & non students.
tickets £10 each (booking fee may apply)
Since their humble beginnings in West London in 1996 to now; Who’s Who, the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK, have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Pete Townshend’s leaping and Roger Daltrey’s microphone whirling antics have all but transformed the standard of tribute shows and set a benchmark within the industry for others to follow. Widely recognised and respected by their musical peers and acknowledged by members of (and those close to) The Who, as the group that most interprets the songs of Pete Townshend and the legendary live performances of The Who with honesty and integrity. Giving nothing less than 100% during a performance, Who’s Who ensure that a night to remember is guaranteed for those people who are lucky enough to be able to attend.
Fans of the band include Simon Townshend (The Who), Doug Sandom (The Detours), Peter “Dougal” Butler (Keith Moons’ right hand man), John Schollar (Beachcombers), Alison Entwistle and the Moon Family.
Singer Gary, has been personally praised by Pete Townshend and he also played at The Who Convention in Shepherds Bush in 1995, with Roger Daltrey and the late John Entwhistle.
The Keith Moon Blue Plaque Reception at The Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair, London in 2009, saw Zak Starkey watch the entire set, completely transfixed by the incredible authenticity and timing of bass player Terry Wyatt; prompting Zak to single him out for the kind of praise that only members of a rhythm section can truly understand, but coming from the son of Beatle, all the more memorable.
Drummer Paul “Moonie” Kemp bears an uncanny resemblance to the late great Keith Moon and prides himself on complete authenticity when drumming styles and kit specification is concerned. The kit(s) he plays are completely identical to the original spec, all the way down to the nuts and bolts that hold it together and represent a labour of love with regard to sourcing and application. He’s very close to the Moon family and is a familiar visitor for the odd cup of tea at Kit’s house. A complete “one off” on the live circuit, his explosive application to the style of Keith Moon, has to be seen to be believed; there is no need to “close your eyes” with him!
Between the members of the band, they have three International Who Conventions under their belt, including the first ever airing to an audience of Quadrophenia at the 2006 event, which led Simon Townshend to declare, “What an absolutely brilliant band Who’s Who are!” They celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Live at Leeds” in 2010, touring extensively and performing the whole of “Tommy” to audiences in the UK and Europe, amid critical acclaim and have now racked up five appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival (2006-2010, 2012). Just this year, they played to over 10,000 people on Bournemouth beach, finishing off the weekend proceedings of the International Bournemouth Air Show.
With the raw power, passion and soul of the members that make up Who’s Who, these guys deliver far more than your average “run of the mill” band. Their longevity is testament to the reputation they have worked extremely hard for and as history rolls on; they have proved to be an essential ingredient to fans of The Who and their legacy, highlighting a void and illustrating just what The Who have left their fans and the music world. http://www.lnppromotions.co.uk/who-tribute-announced/
The Adventures of Butterfly Boy: a magical dance spectacular
Pucko Company in association with Brunton Theatre presents The Adventures of Butterfly Boy, which will take place at Paisley Arts Centre on Sunday 7 October at 3pm.
This enchanting dance show tells the story of a young boy who finds a tiny egg which soon comes to life as a greedy caterpillar. An explorer, adventurer and a dreamer, his obsession with the insect makes him an outsider and a target for those who do not understand him. As the caterpillar begins its transformation into a butterfly our adventurer begins his own journey and soon realises that growing up can be a mighty battle.
The Adventures of Butterfly Boy is a wonderful tale for all the family, as it explores the joys and frustrations of growing up and getting older. Tickets cost £5 and the performance is suitable for ages 5 and up. To book tickets call our box office on 0141 887 1010 or go online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking.
Paisley Underground presents Fence Records: The Pictish Trail plus Randolph’s Leap solo set
The second night of live music on the trifecta of Paisley Underground gigs sees Fence Records artists, The Pictish Trail and Randolph’s Leap take to the stage on Friday 5 October at Paisley Arts Centre after a free panel event featuring music industry professionals.
The Pictish Trail is the nom de plume of singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch, who, alongside Kenny (King Creosote) Anderson, runs micro-indie DIY-folk collective Fence Records, from a remote fishing village in Fife, Scotland. His music is a sonorous mixture of acoustic driven balladry and lo-fi synthesised pop that has been described as a “post-summer trove of sun-warped electro, anamorphic folk” (Plan B Magazine). Pictish Trail has recorded various albums, EP’s and singles of his own material for the Fence label – working with a number of artists such as King Creosote, James Yorkston, and KT Tunstall amongst others, along the way.
A mixture of pop through to folk, Randolph’s Leap will perform an intimate acoustic set courtesy of their guitarist and vocalist Adam Ross. Normally an 8-piece band from Glasgow, Randolph’s Leap are set to follow up their recent lo-fi cassette album ‘The Curse of the Haunted Headphones’ with a brand new polyphonic EP on Fence Records later this year.
Paisley Underground is once again providing platforms for local artists by offering Reid Kerr College students KiDD, a support slot for the show on October 5.
A free, music industry led panel event will be running prior to the show on October 5 offering keen musicians and industry enthusiasts the unique opportunity to put their questions on artist management directly to the experts. The panel event ‘Step into my office, baby’, will start at 6pm at Paisley Arts Centre on October 5 and while tickets are free, customers should reserve a place via the booking office, 0141 887 1010. A full list of panel members can be found at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/events or www.facebook.com/renfrewshirearts.
The final label will be Still to come, the mighty Chemikal Underground record label with Human Don’t Be Angry and Miaoux Miaoux, playing from a Spiegeltent on County Square on October 25, as part of The Spree festival.
Doors open at 8pm. Tickets cost £12 (£10 conc) and can be bought from the box office by calling 0141 887 1010 or by logging onto www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking.
Also Danny Kyle Stage in association with Celtic Connections
Sunday, 28 October 2012
The Spree, Scotland’s new national music and arts festival will launch in Paisley 25-28 October and will herald the year of Mod Phaislig 2013 (The Royal National Mod in Paisley). Spree organisers have been working with Celtic Connections to bring a flavour of the Danny Kyle Stage back to his home town. The Spree will celebrate the emerging talent platform and what Danny Kyle did for some 89 acts.
Danny put his stage together to give new artists the break they needed. It toured folk festivals throughout the UK and helped to launch 89 new acts. On Sunday, 28 October, the Danny Kyle stage will be in Paisley, in our Spiegeltent and doing its job well; showcasing the best in new Scottish talent.
Renfrewshire Council Leader, Mark MacMillan, is enthusiastic about the festival:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Celtic Connections to The Spree and to Paisley. Our real town setting will add even more spirit and authenticity to what promises to be a great event. Paisley’s people and businesses are already getting ready to welcome festival goers and Celtic Connections Sunday will provide a rousing end to The Spree.”
Donald Shaw, artistic director of Celtic Connections, added:
“We are delighted to be working with The Spree to bring a taste of the Danny Kyle Open Stage to Paisley. Every year at Celtic Connections the cream of new musical talent perform on Danny’s open stage and it is a great opportunity for young musicians to get recognised. Danny has left an incredible legacy to Scottish folk music.”
Celtic Music Radio’s Liz Clark, herself a long-time friend of Danny Kyle, will compere The Spree’s Celtic Connections day and introduce two previous Danny Award finalists. These include:
Danny Kyle died in the summer of 1998. He was one of the best loved and most influential people on the Scottish folk music scene. He’s remembered fondly for his sense of humour, his terrible ties and his very bonnie bunnet.
The Stonehaven Folk Festival chose to commemorate Danny with a statue by Penicuik artist Jan Miller.
Ewan Robertson, guitarist in Breabach comments: “Being named as finalists in the 2005 Danny Kyle Open Stage at Celtic Connections was a huge honour for us. Liz Clark and Gibb Todd have done a fantastic job continuing Danny’s work of discovering and promoting new Scottish music. It’s a legacy we’re really proud to be a part of.
“The band has developed and matured a great deal in the seven years since taking part in the open stage. With the interest and support we received following it we were able to launch a professional career.
“More recently we’ve added double bass into the mix, replaced 2 band members, released our 3rd studio album and toured in Europe, North America and Australia. Everything has just clicked into place and we’ve been having a ball.
“The prospect of playing the Spree in Danny’s home town is a really exciting one. We love to travel but ultimately the most special gigs are always the ones at home and we can’t wait for this one.”
Other features of the Celtic Connections day (outwith the Danny Kyle Stage) include:
Step Change – Making connections across Scotland
Step-dancers and musicians from Scotland and Cape Breton to tour new Scottish audiences with driving rhythmic footwork, fresh new dances and finely crafted music on pipes, fiddle, guitar and Gaelic song.
Following the huge success of a Dannsa’s north of Scotland tour in April 2012, Creative Scotland have strengthened their backing for the Highland-based traditional music and dance company by supporting their first central belt tour as part of the Scottish Government’s Year of Creative Scotland.
Although Dannsa have performed and taught throughout Scotland for many years, the tour that runs from 11th to 22nd September to six venues in the central belt is expected to bring a new audience to traditional music and step-dance.
Dannsa’s ‘Connections’ tour interweaves Scottish song, music and dance with the step-dancing and music of Cape Breton; exploring the connections between both countries’ living heritage with a warm and personal approach.
Connections is not simply a traditional dance and music show; its uniqueness is in the way music and dance are intertwined to create a great evening of entertainment. The dancers and musicians choreograph the show together, making pieces which are fresh, new and different and that reflect the performers’ rich background in the traditions of song, story and dance.
Dancers Caroline Reagh, Sandra Robertson and Frank McConnell are joined by Matheu Watson, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist for the soundtrack of Pixar’s Brave, Mod Gold Medallist Catriona Watt and step-dancer musicians Fin Moore from Perthshire and Mac Morin from Cape Breton.
Connections will tour to Stirling, Paisley, Glenrothes, Musselburgh, St Andrews and Cumbernauld, and also to Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire.
Thursday 20 Sept – Paisley Arts Centre, 7.30pm
Tour Dates and links to venue ticket booking
Also Dannsa have a Paisley connection with our very own Frank McConnell..
Frank McConnell was born and brought up in Glasgow of a family with strong Hebridean ties and no interest in the arts. He trained as a PE teacher but found an escape route into dance from which he has never returned. After training with Royston Maldoom and the Arts in Fife, he cultivated at a deep interest in creativity but has maintained a passion for education in its broadest sense.
He is the founding member of three significant dance companies in Scotland: Dundee Rep Dance Co (now Scottish Dance Theatre); Dannsa (with whom he continues to perform); and his own company plan B.
He has performed and collaborated with Communicado Theatre company on seven occasions
but it is principally known as a choreographer. Having created work for Northern Stage (England), Freshmess (Scotland), Le Groupe de la Place Royale (Canada), and the National Opera in Holland, Frank feels equally at home working with a small community group in Achiltibuie (Scotland).
In May 2000, he was one of the first people in Britain to be awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and used this time to explore his own creativity within a Highland landscape and culture.
Frank set up his own company plan B in 1989 (with Caroline Docherty) to explore new ways of creating and presenting original work. The company is now based in Easter Ross and contributes to dance developments throughout the Highlands. plan B’s most recent production “The Shoogle Project” is currently touring Scotland – a collaboration with the band Shooglenifty.
Splinters Productions presents The Matchmaker at Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 13 Sep.
This beautifully written play by the late John B Keane, one of Ireland’s most prolific and respected literary figures, centres around Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connnor, a small farmer in Kerry, who follows the great Irish tradition of matchmaking, pairing off the local lonely hearts.
Keane conjures up a delightful gallery of glorious eccentrics; a lonely cripple from Cork; a sex starved spinster; a jovial, five foot nothing, seven stone jockey; a pious Kerry widow with a penchant for toffees. Dicky must match them all with his unique blend of intuition and cunning.
The results are heart-warming and hilarious, a potent mix of humour and poignancy – a celebration of Irish country people in their search for love.
The Matchmaker will be playing Paisley Arts Centre on Thursday 13 Sep at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (£6 conc) and can be booked by calling 0141 887 1010 or log onto www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking.
Paisley Arts Centre is an intimate performing arts venue presenting drama, jazz, folk, comedy, dance and family events throughout the year. Bar and café open to the public.
Paisley Arts Centre is one of Scotland’s most vibrant and exciting venues, programmed all year round with a diverse range of drama, dance, physical theatre, comedy, jazz, popular music and family events.
New Street Paisley
Tel: 0141 887 1010
Fax: 0141 887 6300
Ceilidh Dance 31st August in the Wynd Centre. Tickets are still available..
If you would like to purchase tickets please contact
Ealasaid MacDonald on 07535 514 385
or alternatively from the Printing Copy, 61 Paisley High Street.
Ceilidh Dance 31st August in the Wynd Centre is one of many events in the run up to next years Royal National MOD Paisley 2013
The Mòd is a huge, much-loved festival which has brought the focus of Scotland and Gaelic music lovers across the world to Stornoway. It takes years of planning to achieve this and they have done a fantastic job.”
The eight-day festival is famous for celebrating Gaelic linguistic and cultural heritage and provides opportunities for people of all ages to perform across a range of competitive disciplines including Gaelic music and song, highland dancing, instrumental, drama, sport and literature.
Councillor Lorraine Cameron, Renfrewshire Council’s Education Convener, said: “There is a fantastic atmosphere here and it’s great to see the whole community getting involved, which is how we want the Paisley Mòd to be in 2013.
“It will be important for us to bring our communities together to ensure that the first ever Paisley Mòd is a success. It will be particularly exciting for local schoolchildren to learn more about the Mòd and the Gaelic cultural heritage in the lead up to and during the festival.”
Ealasaid MacDonald, chair of Meur Phàislig, said: “We are delighted at the positive response we have received from the Gaelic community at large and have recently set up the local organising committee to get preparations underway for 2013.”
“Bringing the Royal National Mòd to Paisley will provide a wonderful focus on the language and help us to develop wider awareness and participation locally. Local Gaelic classes are already popular and we have witnessed the success of local groups, such as Sonas and Clann Gaidhlig, which are going from strength to strength. “
This will be the first time Paisley has hosted the national Mòd. The town will follow on from Stornoway in 2011 and Dunoon in 2012.
Dont forget book your tickets for the Ceilidh Dance 31st August in the Wynd Centre by using the details above
Paisley Underground returns for the third consecutive year with 3 nights of live music from 3 Scottish record labels.
First up on September 14, Gerry Loves Records presents Rick Redbeard and Wounded Knee at Paisley Arts Centre.
Rick Redbeard is the solo musical alias of Rick Anthony, singer from acclaimed Glasgow sextet The Phantom Band. Born and raised in the Aberdeenshire wilderness, Anthony began using the Redbeard name for his solo material sometime around 2006-7 after swindling it from a pirate. He has performed sporadically around Scotland since then, and the Gerry Loves Records split 7″ is the first Rick Redbeard release of any nature. He is currently at work putting the finishing touches to his debut album.
Second on the bill is Wounded Knee. Wounded Knee is Drew Wright, a singer and experimental vocalist based in Leith, Edinburgh. He has been making music since 2004 and is an experienced live performer. Inspired as much by minimal techno as folk forms he creates a strange and timeless Janus music that looks both to the chants, ballads, shanties and worksong of the old and the mechanised minimalism of the new: future primitive music.
Paisley Underground is once again providing platforms for local artists by offering Reid Kerr College students, Deerhound, a support slot for the show on September 14.
Doors are at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased by calling 0141 887 1010 or logging onto www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking.
Later in the programme, (Fri 5 Oct) Fence Records will be showcasing The Pictish Trail and Randolph’s Leap (Adam Ross solo set) with support coming from Reid Kerr graduates KiDD.
Finally, the mighty Chemikal Underground roll into Paisley on Thurs 25 Oct with Human Don’t Be Angry and Miaoux Miaoux, who will be playing in a Spiegeltent on County Square, opposite Paisley Gilmour Street train station. The Chemikal Underground night is also included in The Spree Festival line up which takes place in Paisley from 25 – 28 Oct.
Paisley Underground is again committed to developing emerging talent by providing support slots for young musicians and running free Music Industry led Panel Events with industry professionals prior to the Fence Records and Chemikal Underground Nights.