SAMA Paisley Takeover

The Scottish Alternative Music Awards' annual Paisley Takeover is back for 2024 with two days of live music, panel discussions and workshops on April 25th & 26th!

SAMA Paisley Takeover

About SAMA Paisley Takeover

Get ready for two-nights of incredible music from Scottish artists at The Bungalow n the heart of Paisley. This year we are focusing on two genres, Thursday will showcase jazz, whilst Friday will spotlight on rock & alternative sounds. A series of day-time workshops and panel discussions held at UWS Paisley will take place - stay tuned for more details.

Thursday 25th April

Mama Terra

Hotly tipped by JazzFM, new Acid Jazz signing Mama Terra is the brainchild of Glaswegian pianist and composer Marco Cafolla. The Summoned is a conceptual journey through life and the universe – a new an invigorated take on spiritual jazz with a sprinkling of soul. Fresh from performing at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas - catch Mama Terra in The Bungalow.

Azamiah is a genre-fluid Glasgow based music collective led by vocalist i.b. palms. The band’s output is inspired by sounds of the natural world blended with Latin American rhythms, neo-soul and choral music. With their debut album set for release in 2023, Azamiah continues to develop their sound through collaborative improvisation and build soundscapes with looping & effects pedals.

Evelyn Laurie
A Paisley based singer and songwriter who writes, sings and interprets songs for adventurous music lovers. Unconfined by genre, Evelyn draws from many influences to produce work that is engaging and innovatively arranged with her own jazz infused style.

Friday 26th April

Tijuana Bibles

Uproarious, hellacious, all killer hooks and chaotic dissonance, with Tony Costello on vocals, his brother Danny on bass, James Brannigan on guitar and Mikey Dornan on drums - Tijuana Bibles debut album ‘Free Milk’ arrives in a disjointed nation, to a backdrop of war, protest, strikes and political confusion. That sense of purpose, danger and energy permeates every word and note on the record.

Featured as BBC Radio 1’s Next Wave artist, Tijuana Bibles ‘Free Milk’ charted in the official Top 40 and garnered critical acclaim by the likes of NME, Clash, Kerrang and Classic Rock magazine.

Modern Britain, in the current political climate stands at the abyss, and Tijuana Bibles are the soundtrack to it.

BRSR are a four piece Alt/Post-Metal outfit from Glasgow & Paisley. Formed from the remains of three local groups (THE DUNTS, SWAY, ANIMALS TO CREATORS), BRSR aim to push the sonic boundaries of alternative music and relay powerful emotion through intriguing lyricism, crushing rhythms and stunning melodies.

The group’s influences are wide and varied, which has led them to create something utterly unique. Reverberations of artists as such as Deftones, Hum and Slowdive can be heard throughout BRSR’s distinct sound, without ever sounding like an imitation. A thundering rhythm section and explosive guitars provide the back drop for frontman David Roberts soaring vocals, making for what is an extremely potent combination.

Saint Sappho
Alternative rock duo based in Glasgow, fuelled by multi-instrumentalist Zoe and drummer Tammy - the nexus between both members creates a unique sonic result. The pair collaborate to establish sounds of 90's rock embedded through the use of distorted guitars alongside melancholic vocals.

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Don't miss The Specials tribute band, 2 Hot, live at The Bungalow Paisley on Saturday 31st August!


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The UK's top tribute to everything Oasis and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds return to The Bungalow Paisley on Friday 6th September!


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