Rocknrollas have an absolutely superb band in tomorrow night called The Signatures. They are a ten-piece soul backing band and they play rare soul associated with the 1970’s underground dance scene “Northern Soul”.

​The Signatures can be seen across the UK playing at many music festivals, live music venues as well as hosting their own Northern Soul nights working with various DJ’s across the UK. The Signatures have been fortunate enough to work with many original Northern Soul artists and so far have worked with and backed the following: Tommy Hunt, Dean Parrish, Tobi Legend, Brenda Holloway, Spyder Turner, Jimmy Thomas, Pat Lewis, Ruby Andrews, Chairmen Of The Board FT Ken Knox, The Flirtations, Nolan Porter and also worked with Bobby Wilson (son of the late Jackie Wilson).

The Signatures have supported March of the Mods for several years. Joining them will be Stefan Taylor for an evening which sees them playing the very best of Northern Soul. All profits raised from the event will go to Teenage Cancer Trust via Glasgow March of the ModsTickets are £12.50 and doors are 7.30pm. You can get tickets on entry. On Sunday it is Hitsville PA1 from 2pm.

Tonight The Best Bad Influence returns to The Bungalow with their outstanding Rock n Roll Live performance. They are one of the most energetic and exciting bands on the circuit and their brand of old and new Rockabilly is exceptional. The gig is free and doors open are at 7pm.

It is Rock Day at The Bungalow on Saturday and the venue has a full line up of the best local rock covers bands around. The day starts with: Heavy Traffic 2.30pm: Drty Luv 4.15pm: Canyon 6pm: Shardlake 7.45: The Dead Flowers 9.30pm. Local guitarist Iain Forbes will be performing outside in outside stage from 2.30pm.

Introducing Night this week features another line up of emerging talent and they are Ghostbaby, Frog Mountain and Catlash. Tickets are £5/£3 and available from Eventbrite/on the door on the night. Doors are 7pm with the first band going on approx 8pm. 

The Keg have 3 piece band Canyon in tonight from 9pm and tomorrow night at the same time of 9pm  up and coming Glasgow band Northern Holiday bring their blend of groovy garage rock and spaced-out psychedelic swagger. In support is Tape Deck 45.

The Cave have local new band on the scene Bits n Pieces in tonight from 8pm. No Class are playing tomorrow in the early slot at 6pm then later from 9pm playing till late it will be Wildcard. To finish off the weekend Rumours will be on stage at 6pm on Sunday.

Rheumatoid Rockers are playing at The Swan tonight from 8pm then tomorrow Inn He ‘Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm it is Headhunters. As it is Paisley Fair, The Swan has put on aextra gig on Sunday from 5pm and local band Abbey Road will be playing at this tea time special. The rest of the week looks like this: Clyde are in their usual slot at 5pm on Mondayand Lee James on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm. Just announced – It’s back for the 6th year running on 3 September, T in the Swan a live music all day festival. This is a belter of a day and is jam packed with 8 live bands, solos, stage inside and out, BBQ and cocktail bar. All this for £6.You can get tickets at The Swan but be quick, this is a very popular event, so to avoid disappointment get down quickly and get your tickets.

Sunday Live continues at Kennedy’s on Sunday from 3pm and Jenni and the Blockheads are at The Anchor also on Sunday from 4.30pm.

This week’s Open Mic sessions are: Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is the host at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm; Johnny Barr will be at The Keg on Wednesday from 8.30pm. Have a great week and Keep Music Live.

This year’s event, brought to you by OneRen, will take place on Sunday 21st August 2022. The 10K Road Race is suitable for runners of all levels from novices to experienced club and international runners.  For families, friends and youngsters, there is the shorter Fun Run that takes in some of Paisley Town Centre’s most famous landmarks.

In 2019, 3500 people raced around the streets of Paisley in the 10K road race and Fun Run, and the 2022 event is sure to be another great one not to be missed!

Erskine Hospital return as our race charity this year, with donations being able to be made to them during sign up. Erskine provides unrivalled support to Veterans in Scotland, through four care homes and a Veterans Village, comprising of 44 cottages, an Activities Centre, five Assisted Living Apartments and 24 Transitional Supported Apartments.

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Shopmobility Paisley and District is looking forward to playing a vital role in raising local awareness of the mental, physical and financial benefits of being smoke-free and the support that is available in Renfrewshire for those considering stopping smoking.

The organisation, which aims to tackle social exclusion caused by mobility problems, has signed Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation, which gives their employees and volunteers access to health charity ASH Scotland’s free expert advice, training and resources to increase their knowledge of smoking and tobacco issues.

The training delivered via e-learning modules and online sessions is helping staff and volunteers to become more confident in talking sensitively about quitting smoking with individuals who use the Shopmobility services and understand the tobacco industry’s tactics to manipulate people, especially youngsters, to take up smoking or use tobacco products.

As part of the Charter initiative, a small grant of £500 was awarded to the organisation to help towards creating a space to better facilitate conversations about giving up smoking with service users dropping into its premises at the Paisley Centre’s car park on Storie Street.

Karen Miller, Office Manager for Shopmobility Paisley and District, said: “We are pleased to sign Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation and pledge our commitment to supporting people using our services to look forward to a healthier future by stopping smoking.

“We have started displaying and sharing ASH Scotland’s resources about the harms caused by smoking and the benefits of being smoke-free, signposting people towards the local Quit Your Way service and encouraging our staff to take paid time-out from their work to attend smoking cessation appointments if they would like support to give up.

“With Scotland aiming to have a tobacco-free generation by 2034, we are keen to contribute our time and space to help individuals visiting us in Paisley and across Renfrewshire to take positive steps towards achieving their personal goals of a better life and creating a healthier society.”


Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of ASH Scotland, said: “We are delighted that Shopmobility Paisley and District, an organisation embedded in Renfrewshire, has signed up to the Charter and will play a vital role in informing local people about the person-centred support that is proven to increase a person’s chances of success in quitting smoking.

“Our partnership working with committed community-based organisations like Shopmobility Paisley and District is vital in helping to reach more people with details about quick positive impacts such as improving mental health and halving the risk of coronary heart disease that can be delivered within a year of giving up smoking.”

ASH Scotland is encouraging other charities and community groups in Renfrewshire supporting people facing the most challenges to good health, including residents experiencing poverty, mental health problems, homelessness, young carers, or people who are care experienced, to sign the Charter. For details about how to apply for the tailored training and a small grant, go towww.ashscotland.org.uk/smallgrants or email: enquiries@ashscotland.org.uk before the Monday 29th August deadline.

Bob Gibson and Agnes Rowland from Renfrewshire’s Quit Your Way community service provide specialist, personalised one-to-one stop smoking support via telephone or video/virtual meetings, along with access to free stop smoking medication. For more information, call telephone: 0800 916 8858 or visit www.QuitYourWay.Scot

The Dughoose Ska Band

The first of 3 free gigs at The Bungalow starts tonight with Parliament of Owls and The Dughoose Ska Band.  This will be a high energy night of Ska, Punk and Soul from these two popular bands who are no stranger to The Bungalow. Doors are at 7pm. 

The Dughoose Ska Band

Tomorrow afternoon The Byres Road Big Band are playing at The Bungalow for the first time. They were booked to play way back just as the Covid Pandemic started and unfortunately the gig was cancelled. It is free entry, doors are 1pm and the band fires up at 2pm.

Tomorrow evening is Summer Festival 90’s Club Night which re-Lives the 90’s. Why don’t you join in on the fun celebrating all things 1990s. This is an era of music defined by The Stone Roses, Oasis, Pulp, Blur and many more iconic bands. Be prepared for a Now That’s What I Call the 90’s kind of night. Seems like yesterday but it was 30 years ago, so it now qualifies as long enough ago to be a nostalgic tribute night. It’ll be a memory jogger reminding you of not only the music but also it’s a time to remember Beanie Babies, Furbies, and Tamagotchis. Dressing up for the occasion is absolutely encouraged. The staff wants to see a crowd rocking up wearing sportswear, slip dresses, bucket hats, and combat trousers. It will be a fun night and really is a blast from the past and you’ll be sure to feel like you’ve been taken back in time and make sure to sing along on your trip down memory lane. Doors open at 7pm. 

On Thursday it is Introducing Night and The Bungalow welcome up and coming indie band Flair and young Paisley punks The Wee Reprobates to the stage for a night filled with young talent. Tickets are £5/3 students. Doors are 8pm.

At The Cave tomorrow night at 6pm is North to Abilene and in the later slot at 9pm it is Sad Ida. On Sunday from 6pm the Jim Keilt Blues Jam is back for their monthly get together. Just in case you didn’t know how A Blues Jam is run it is an inclusive night when everyone is welcome to take part and play with the house band. The jam is headed by someone in the band that is usually a local musician that has some following or reputation in the local scene. In this case of course it is the very popular and talented Jim Keilt. That band supply the “backline” for the jam including the amps, drums and PA system and if you don’t bring your own instrument Jim will sort you out. The session usually attracts some of the best players but anyone can join in. 

The Old Swan have Sin City in tonight from 7pm. Memphis are playing tomorrow in the ‘Shopper’s Slot’ at 4pm and Clyde are in their usual slot at 5pm. Lee James will be singing some swing on Tuesday and on Thursday he’ll be taking you through the decades. Both gigs start at 3pm. Mike Edwards is at The Keg from 9pm tonight then it is the turn of Peely Wally tomorrow night also at 9pm. Peely Wally are a  rock cover band who play nothing but classics from the likes of AC/DC, Metallica, Nirvana, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Queen to name a few.

Jenny and the Blockheads are at The Anchor on Sunday from 4.30pm. Unfinished Business will be playing at Kennedy’s Sunday 3pm. I saw them on stage at The Bungalow’s Sunday Open Stage afternoon having a jam and they were great fun. Well worth going to see.  

This week’s Open Mic sessions are: Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is the host at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm; Johnny Barr will be at The Keg on Wednesday from 8.30pm. Have a great week and Keep Music Live.

 

Causeyside St

Local residents, businesses and community groups are being asked to ensure they submit their feedback on regeneration plans for Causeyside Street in Paisley before the engagement period closes on Sunday 7 August.

The plans aim to make Causeyside Street an attractive place to live, work and visit by enhancing walking provision in the area with clearer footways making it safer for residents, commuters and visitors, as well as improved accessibility at bus stops to make it easier for passengers to board and disembark.

Causeyside St

There would be increased parking spaces, with four being added north of the Canal Street junction and the potential to add a further 51 spaces and designated loading bays south of the junction by removing the current single yellow line restrictions.

Causeyside St

A new two-way cycle route on Causeyside Street would connect Paisley Gilmour Street train station with Canal Street Station, as well as the popular National Cycle Route 7, and would be separated from the main road carriageway and pedestrians.

Council officers have been visiting businesses on Causeyside Street in-person to answer any questions and found support from local butcher James Peacock of WM Phelps who believes the plans will improve the look and feel of the street.

James said: “I’m all for investment coming into Causeyside Street as it’s important that regeneration takes place to improve the look and feel of the town.

“The addition of parking spaces as well as new cycle lanes will bring more people into the town and, as long as it is policed properly, it should make a positive difference.

WM. Phelps Butcher

“I know the Council and Scottish Government are encouraging people to use sustainable transport more often and this will definitely help people to do that on Causeyside Street.”

In addition to the bus and cycle improvements, pedestrian crossing facilities would also be upgraded and new electric charging infrastructure is currently being added at Stow Brae to support the move to sustainable transport.

The proposals form part of the ongoing transformation of Paisley town centre, in which major investment is being made in its historic venues, including the plans to turn Paisley Museum into a world-class destination, Paisley Town Hall modernisation into a landmark entertainment venue, the new Learning and Cultural Hub on the High Street, and an extension and upgrade to Paisley Arts Centre.

Causeyside St

Councillor Michelle Campbell, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “These proposals would modernise Causeyside Street by providing sustainable transport links that walkers and cyclists will want to use and feel safe while doing so, as well as improving public transport connections too.

Causeyside St

“We recognise it would be a substantial change to the current infrastructure on Causeyside Street, but the plans could actually increase the parking available by more than 50 spaces in addition to the active travel improvements.

“We want the proposals to make a positive difference to Causeyside Street and support the community and our businesses, so please take the time to look through the plans and give us your feedback so we can incorporate this into the next stage of the project.”

Concept designs, visualisations and a short survey for feedback are available on the Council website at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/CauseysideStreetSurvey, with a closing date for responses of Sunday 7 August 2022.

Renfrewshire Council’s project team are keen to hear from local Paisley residents, nearby businesses and regular users of Causeyside Street and will be available to meet with the public every Wednesday and Friday between 12pm-2pm at the PaisleyIs branded 5A High Street in Paisley during the engagement period.

archie king tuts

Lochwinnoch musician and TikTok star, archie, 18, sets out to follow in the footsteps of musicians like Paulo Nutini and Oasis as he headlines the main stage at King Tut’s in Glasgow on Sunday 7th August. The gig will also launch his debut solo single, “Everything She Does Is Beautiful” which will be released on Friday 5th August on all major streaming platforms.

archie king tuts

Super-talented archie, who sings and plays 11 different instruments, has already performed at iconic venues such as the Barrowlands and the Glasgow Green main stage for the 2018 European Championships. His first major hit, “Nicotine” – which he wrote and sang for Drum and Bass DJ/Producer Goddard – made the top 10 on the iTunes dance charts with nearly 5 million streams – winning archie the honour of closing out London’s Tobacco Docks music festival to a sell-out crowd of over 2,000 people. His new song is the first release from a forthcoming EP showcasing two years of solo writing and recording with top Scottish and London producers, with much of his inspiration coming from walks in the Renfrewshire countryside.

 

Ahead of his gig, archie will be supporting the Summer Jam 2022 fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Three Churches in Lochwinnoch on Sunday 31st July and he’s also performing at the Cycle Arts Festival at Castle Semple Visitor Centre at 3:45pm on Thursday 4th August.

 

archie said:

 

“I’ve always had amazing support from my local community, helping me grow in confidence and improve, and it’s a real privilege to give something back by supporting local charities such as the Teenage Cancer Trust and St Vincent’s Hospice.

 

“My debut single had its very first airing in the cancer ward in Paisley’s Royal Alexandra Hospital when I sent it to a friend who was having treatment there. She said it made her cry – hopefully because she loved it!”

 

“I’ve been writing and recording for over two years and I’m looking forward to finally starting to share my music with a wider audience.  It’s always great to see local faces in the crowd at a gig and I hope to see lots of friends at my King Tut’s debut.”

 

Tickets for the King Tut’s gig are available at  www.kingtuts.co.uk/artist/archie.

Group shot Convener M McGurk with kids and staff at St James' summer club in Renfrew - 27 Jul 2022 (2)

Hundreds of children and young people are having a whale of a good time at Renfrewshire Council’s summer clubs.

Taking place across the area, the Summer of Fun clubs and activities are available both during the day and evening to help kids aged between 5 and 16 have a good holiday break.

Group shot Convener M McGurk with kids and staff at St James' summer club in Renfrew - 27 Jul 2022 (2)

From sports, art and crafts to field trips and wall climbing, children and young people have lots to keep them occupied over the six-week break. Those who go to an activity over lunchtime also receive a free healthy meal.

All the activities are supported by the council’s community learning and development team, Children’s Services, OneRen, St Mirren Football Club and Class4Kids.

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Communities and Housing Convener, Councillor Marie McGurk, visited St James’ Primary School, Renfrew, to see firsthand how the clubs were going.

She said: “Having time to socialise with friends and others of the same age is important for all of us, but especially for children and young people after the experiences of the last few years with lockdown and restrictions due to the pandemic.

“The Summer of Fun activities are part of a large programme that supports children and young people of all backgrounds to enjoy the holiday period. With funding from the Scottish Government, we have put additional activities into targeted areas to support low-income families. We also have our regular summer playscheme for children and young people with additional support needs (ASN) and provided our regular activities like StreetStuff and Duke of Edinburgh.”

Convener M McGurk with a kid under a rainbow parachute at St James' summer club in Renfrew - 27 Jul 2022 (1)

Summer of Fun daytime activities are taking place in Gallowhill, St Paul’s, St James’ (Renfrew), Woodlands and Glencoats primary schools as well as West Johnstone Campus and the King George V in Renfrew. Most places are booked out.

StreetStuff will be at different areas each Monday to Saturday. Visit https://renfrewshire-cld.class4kids.co.uk/term/4 for information and to book.

Young people aged 10 to 16 living in Erskine, Foxbar and Glenburn can also go to local activities each night. Visit https://renfrewshire-cld.class4kids.co.uk/term/7 for information and to book.

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british sign language

Are you interested in learning some basic British Sign Language? We are running various classes in Renfrewshire and the surrounding area. If you would be interested in joining us in a fun, safe and relaxed environment, you will get the chance to work with our Deaf BSL tutor Graham and Communication support worker David who will ensure flowing communication all round.

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You will learn about the basics of this beautiful language while finding out much more about deaf culture. These classes are designed for people that haven’t studies BSL before and to give you a taste of the language. There are no qualifications, so there are no exams, so you get to learn at your own pace without any pressure Just click on the link below and sign up for a new block of classes. We can’t wait to see you all. Please try and encourage as many people to come along as you can. Please feel free to share this post far and wide https://renfrewshireboxoffice.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows

Riddemption

Get ready for a bit of Reggae tonight at The Bungalow from Riddemption a multi-national collective and a mix of youth and experience. Riddemption have a mission to deliver UK based original roots rock reggae that pays tribute to the forefathers and queens of the genre that have gone before them. Formed in 2019, the collective brings together the best available reggae minded talent in Scotland and solid original Riddems. Riddemption have so far released Three Eps and two singles. All are recent studio projects built around their traditional Riddim versions

Riddemption

The band, along with various regular and guest singers have so far created a real buzz in the UK and are working hard to reach as many new fans as possible to pay their dues and keep roots rock reggae alive in a full band setting. Doors open at 7pm and you can get tickets on entry. 

Riddemption

The Bobby Deans Big Band will be back at The Bungalow tomorrow afternoon.  The band performs music from many well known artists: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller and many more. The line up of 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 5 Saxes, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar and Singers is in keeping with the traditional bands from the swing era. The band has performed at many venues across the UK has spread across the country. Doors are at 1pm and it is free entry.

 

The Bungalow which is synonymous with Punk Rock converts itself nicely into a comfortable candlelit jazz bar. Tomorrow night get ready for a night of live jazz. You don’t need to be a Jazz enthusiast to enjoy the evening, simply sit back and savour the stunning atmosphere and pieces you’ll hear. Have a gin cocktail and enjoy some great music where everything will be flickering by candlelight to create a magical atmosphere. The music is provided by two great local acts, Evelyn Laurie and Leana Zaccarini and The Moonlighters. You can be guaranteed a night of fantastic musicianship and a bit of banter from both Evelyn and Leana. Doors are 7pm. 

 

Wednesday is Sma’sh Hits night and the evening is intended for musicians who are interested in meeting other artists to collaborate, share practise and nurture talent. Whether you want to perform, network, or simply enjoy the music; everyone is welcome. Doors are 7pm. The Bungalow Introducing Night line up on Thursday next week is Angrego, Guns for Hire and Joseph Craig Miller. Doors are 7pm and tickets are £5/3

 

Dean Freeman and Emma Nailen are at The Old Swan tonight from 7pm and tomorrow The Old Swan has a cracking all-dayer in store from 2pm. The line up includes: support acts, The Festivals, Dean Freeman, Emma Nailen and the headliner is Strictly UB40. Strictly UB40 were founded in late 2013, Members of the band have played with a who’s who of UK reggae and ska, including Steel Pulse, The   Specials and The Selecter. The band have received acclaim from UB40 themselves for their stagecraft, amongst them founder member and saxophonist Brian Travers.  This is a day not to be missed. Clyde are back in their usual slot at 5pm on Monday and Lee James will be performing on his Swing Show on Tuesday and a Songs Through the Decades Show on Thursday from 3pm. 

 

The G33’s will be playing at The Cave from 6pm tomorrow and at 9pm they have a band TBA. On Sunday starting at 6pm it is Emergency Exit. Kennedy’s continue their Live Sunday Sessions at 3pm 

The Anchor has Ragamuffins on at 4.30pm. Drty Luv will be performing at The Keg from 9pm tonight and tomorrow night at the same time it is Mike Edwards. 

 

This week’s Open Mic sessions are: Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8pm, Jason Flood is

the host at Gantry on Tuesday from 9pm, Johnny Barr will be at The Keg on Wednesday from 8.30pm. Have a great week and Keep Music Live.