Tommy McGrory’s Paisley live music 2020

The Bungalow in Shuttle Street, Paisley, is having a fundraiser on Friday 17 January for Finding Your Feet.
The charity supports families affected by amputation or limb absence through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects designed to positively affect both physical and mental wellbeing. Talk of the Town who were on the bill had to pull out to illness but The Mighty Poons (pictured) have stepped in to save the day. Once described as “The Baron Knights on acid”, the band play a classic assortment of tunes from The Old Grey Whistle Test.  The support is local singer songwriter Zoe Tait who recently supported Kyle Falconer and received a great review from Kyle himself. Gig starts at 7.30pm and tickets at the door are £7.
The Substitutes were amazing at ModStuff this year, closing the afternoon session in the Spiegeltent in County Square with a rousing hour long set. So much so, Gary Kerr booked them for their own headline show at The Bungalow! They bring  to life the legendary “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia” albums and the usual live favourites you’d expect…as well as few other classic odds and sods. Doors at 7.30pm and tickets are £10.
The Bungalow Sunday Jazz Sessions continue on Sunday 19 January with Stuart Gorman, Konrad Wiszniewski, John Paul Spiers and Jim Drummond. Stuart one of the best known guitarists in Scottish Jazz has put together a fantastic line of talented musicians including Konrad Wiszniewski, an award winning saxophonist and composer. John Paul Speirs is one of Scotland’s most respected bass players;  Jim Drummond has a long and diverse CV that includes being the drummer from 80’s rock band Strangeways, Scottish singers Fish and Donny Munro, the RSNO Big Band and much more.
If you are up for an afternoon of Jazz played at its best then The Bungalow is where it is at. Doors at 1.00pm. After the jazz from 7.00pm is The Jaques in an evening of Live Music and chat with host Billy Kinnear. Billy is delighted to welcome, at short notice, ‘The Jacques’ with guests MrdB and BAZ. Check them out and see why they are creating such a stir in the scene £5/£3 on the door.
On Thursday, 23 January, The Bungalow continues with the very best of Scotland’s up and coming bands, across all genres. Tonight’s line up includes: Gothzilla – a goth rock band who are influenced by classic goth bands like Sisters Of Mercy, The Mission, Siouxsie & The Banshees, through to more modern acts like Rammstein, Death Stars and Goth Minister. The Rhubard is a stoner doom band from Glasgow. The band featuring catchy vocals and tasty riffs. Red Bandit are a band from Paisley who have been making a name for themselves at local shows. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door or £3 for students.
Top tribute act to Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Max are playing at Rocknrollas on Saturday 18 January. They are an enigmatic, exceptionally talented group of musicians and performers. Fleetwood Max has lovingly recreated that authentic sound with outstanding musicianship and attention to every little detail, not to mention the stunning vocals and 3-part harmonies. Tickets are £10 and doors are 7.30pm.
The Cave have Best Bad Influence on Friday 17 January from 9.00pm. Saturday 18 January in the early slot at 6pm is Moonshine Mojo followed by Lonehead at 9pm. On Sunday the Legendary Jim Keilt Jam Session is back at 6pm. The Old Swan has Republic of Soul in tonight (Friday 17 January) from 8pm and in the ‘Shoppers Slot’ on Saturday at 4.00pm, it is Nightfly. The Casual Swans are back on Monday at 4.00pm and the live Wednesday Session starts as usual at 6.00pm.
Rise will be at Harvies from 9.00pm on Saturday, 18 January. The Wickermen will be appearing at The Anchor on Sunday, 19 January at 4.30pm.
This week’s Open Mic Nights look like this: Monday 8.00pm at The Abbey Bar will have Dunky Hunter looking after things. Cat Caldwell will be playing and helping things along at The Gantry from 8.00pm on Tuesday. On Wednesday, 22 January, Johnny Barr will be the host of Burger and Keg Open Night from 6.00pm.  Lots to go to see in Paisley this week.
“Keep Music Live”
Tommy McGrory
Venues address guide
The Bungalow, 15 Shuttle Street, Paisley PA1 1YD
The Abbey Bar, 8 Lawn Street, Paisley PA1 1HA
The Anchor Bar, 23 Gauze Street, Paisley PA1 1ES
The Patter Bar, 66 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AP
CCs – Callum’s Cavern, 66 Old Sneddon Street, Paisley PA3 2AP
The Gantry, 12 New Street, Paisley PA1 1XY
Burger and Keg Open Night,15B Gilmour Street, Paisley PA1 1DD
Manhattan’s, 51 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1YN
The Tea Gardens, 69 Causeyside Street, Paisley PA1 1YT
RocknRolla’s, 5 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley PA1 2EF