22nd Jun 2022

By Tommy McGrory

Wrest are a hotly-tipped Scottish indie rock band, making music from Edinburgh’s Old Town and now taking it to The Bungalow on Friday night, 24 June, 2022.

Their sound combines soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies, reminiscent of bands like Frightened Rabbit, The National, Idlewild, Snow Patrol and We Were Promised Jetpacks. The debut album Coward of Us All “Best Scottish Album 2019”saw Wrest reach an international audience, with sold out shows across the UK and Germany. This is a must-go gig from one of Scotland’s most exciting emerging live acts. In support is The Banter Thief’s.  Doors are at 7.00pm and you can get tickets on entry for £10.

The Bobby Deans Big Band are back again on Saturday 25 June afternoon, and they kick off at 2.00pm. It is free entry and doors are 1pm, so get in early if you want a seat.

Black Celebration the Depeche Mode tribute band, are playing Saturday night, 25 June. Doors are at 7.00pm. Whether it’s the perfect pop of Just Can’t Get Enough or the pop perversion of Master and Servant, the shear brilliance of Stripped and Walking In My Shoes, or the guitar heavy I Feel You, each track is finely honed to recreate that Depeche Mode experience. Expect all the greats including songs you have never heard Depeche play themselves or never will again. Doors 7.00pm and tickets can be bought on entry.

Sunday sees an evening of music curated by Matt Hickman ‘Brownbear’ (pictured above) called Home Sweet Scotland and features some of the most exciting new talent in Scotland.

The line up includes: Brownbear, Bemz, Paix, Becky Sikasa and Washington.

The artists come from across multiple genres that all have lived experience of growing up differently in Scotland. The event is part of the Refugee Festival Scotland which takes place every year in June to celebrate World Refugee Day. The Festival is a celebration of the food and drink, music and poetry, art, dance, language and ideas that people bring with them when they settle in Scotland. Doors are 6.00pm And tickets are £12/£10 on the door

One Ren’s Artist Meet-Ups, Sma’sh Hits is on Wednesday from 7.00pm. The event is a music collective intended for musicians and music practitioners who are interested in meeting other artists to collaborate, share practise and nurture talent. Join the Sma’sh Hits monthly open mic showcase at The Bungalow on the last Wednesday of the month. Free entry.

Mills, Eve Davidson, Mya Brown and Luna J perform for Thursday’s Bungalow Introducing Night. Tickets are £5/£3 for students, and available on Eventbrite and on the door. Opens 7.00pm.

The Keg have the very popular Warren Capaldi back to play again on Friday night, 24 June from 9.00pm and Saturday night at the same time of 9.00pm, and straight from their amazing show at The Bungalow last week it is Mr dB.

The Cave have Overdrive in on Friday from 7.00pm and Saturday’s double bill is Sad Ida from 6.00pm followed by Midnight Moses from 9.00pm till late (maybe midnight). On Sunday, 26 June, Jim Keilt brings his jam buddies to The Cave for another legendary Blues Jam from 6.00pm.

The Old Swan have Distant Sun on Friday night,  24 June at 7.00pm and Saturday, 25 June from 2.00pm – it is a Summer Sizzler all dayer. There are live acts in the Music Garden from solo artists and DJs.  Inside is The Festivals and Strictly UB40. Clyde are in their usual resident spot at 5.00pm on Monday 27 June. Tuesday, 28 June and Thursday, 30 June, Lee James will be singing from 3.00pm on both days.

If you missed Blind Panik last week at The Anchor, don’t panic (sorry) – you can see them at Kennedys on Sunday, 26 June from 3.00pm.

Back in the Day are at The Anchor from 4.30pm.

This week’s Open Mic Sessions are: Abbey Bar on Monday with Dunky Hunter at 8.00pm, Jason Flood is hosting at Gantry on Tuesday from 9.00pm, Johnny Barr will be at The Keg from 8.30pm.

Have a great week and Keep Music Live.

The Cave Paisley, 38 New Street, Paisley PA1 1YG
Gantry, 12 New Street, Paisley PA1 1XY
Whisky Joes, 7b New Street, Paisley PA1 1XU
The Old Swan, 20 Smithhills Street, Paisley PA1 1EB
The Bungalow, 15 Shuttle Street, Paisley PA1 1YD
The Keg, 15b Gilmour Street, Paisley PA1 1DD
The Anchor, 23 Gauze Street, Paisley PA1 1ES
The Abbey, 8 Lawn Street, Paisley PA1 1HA
Zambretto, 42-46 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AP
Patter Bar, 66-70 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AP
CC’s, 66 Old Sneddon Street Paisley PA3 2AP
Burgh Bar, 64 Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1 3PN
Harvies Bar, 86 Glasgow Road, Paisley PA1 3NU
RockenRollas, 5 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley PA1 2EF
Kennedy’s, 33 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1UL
Tannahill’s Bar, 100 Neilston Road, Paisley PA2 6EN
Columba Club, 3 Clyde Street, Renfrew PA4 8SL

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