Spree For All Fringe Festival

The annual Spree for All Fringe Festival will see events take place in towns and villages throughout Renfrewshire from Thursday 7th to Sunday 17th October!

Spree For All Fringe Festival

About Spree For All Fringe Festival

This year’s Spree for All has been programmed by the team behind local lifestyle and culture magazine Mill Magazine, Tommy McGrory of local music charity Loud ‘n’ Proud and Alan McEwan, director of Brick Lane Studios.

The packed programme will see venues in Paisley host fantastic music events and open nights, with something to suit everyone’s tastes at The Bungalow, The Keg, The Old Swan, Zambretto, Harvies Bar, The Anchor Bar, Gantry, The Cave, CC’s, The Abbey Bar and Barga.

Thursday 7th October

THE MARLEY EXPERIENCE – MARLEY TRIBUTE
The Bungalow / 8pm / £12
The Marley Experience have one aim & that is to re kindle to fire, magic, vibe & blessing that the king of Reggae gave to his audiences. The Marley Experience believe his spirit filled message of peace love & unity is a message no generation can do without. This band perform some of the greatest songs ever made and are only too proud to pay homage to Bob Marley and the Wailers.

Special guests for the evening are Scotland’s UB40 tribute One in Ten.


Friday 8th October

THE GATEWAY CLASH, THE JERSEY GATE-BOYS, ANTHONY COLLINS + MARTIN QUINN
Always Included / 11am - 2pm / Free entry
Based at Paisley’s The Gateway day centre, the Gateway Clash are a punk band that are comprised of attendees with autism and complex learning disabilities. Having gone down a storm at the online edition of Sma’sh Hits, the band will be heading to Always Included, a Johnstone based autism centre and support group, for a very special gig alongside some local guests.

MARCH OF THE MODS
The Bungalow / 8pm / SOLD OUT
Featuring the following acts: Substitutes, Heeby Jeebys, Skaledonia, Start & DJ Gerry McGuire
Rescheduled due to Covid this popular annual event is in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Expect some Ska, Northern Soul and Mod Music.

SOLO SINGER
Zambretto / 8.30pm / Free Entry
Live music while you dine – enjoy a bit of swing and pop music.

MIDNIGHT MOSES
The Cave / 9pm / Free Entry
Enjoy rock hits from this fantastic covers band.

SARA ‘N’ JUNBUG
The Keg / 9.30pm / Free Entry
From Emilie Sandé’s street symphony on BBC1 to TRNSMT, don’t miss this phenomenal duo as they swing by The Keg.


Saturday 9th October

EPIC
The Old Swan / 4pm / Free Entry
Enjoy rock classics from this great covers band.

MONKEY BUSINESS
The Cave / 6pm and 9pm / Free Entry
Brilliant rock songs from this top covers band.

ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
The Keg / 7pm / Free Entry
Live acoustic acts in The Keg.

KIRK STRACHAN
The Old Swan / 8pm / Free Entry
Versatile solo acoustic singer-songwriter.

CHARLIE GORMAN
Zambretto / 8.30pm / Free Entry
King of Birds front man performs a solo set of his own material and covers.

JORDAN STEWART
Houston Inn / 9pm / Free Entry
A unique opportunity to see one of the area’s most exciting new singer/songwriters in a low-key setting, head down to the Houston Inn and discover an immense talent– who was recently dubbed a one to watch on BBC Radio 4– firsthand.

JAMIE MCARTHUR
Trust Inn / 9pm / Free Entry
Dubbed “The King Of Swing”, local vocalist Jamie McArthur has been making his name in Scotland’s venues and pubs for years now. A consummate performer with a stellar repertoire to boot, this local crooner is sure to provide an excellent evening of entertainment in The Trust Inn.

LIVE TRIO
The Keg / 9.30pm / Free Entry
Enjoy pop covers in The Keg.


Sunday 10th October

VILLAGE LIVE OPEN STAGE
The Bungalow / 2pm / Free Entry
A free youth event for new and emerging Renfrewshire artists a great family day out. Village Live night provides opportunities for young people to play on a stage whether it’s your first time or not it doesn’t matter. The technical team are there to support no matter what. Sponsored by Brick Lane Media and Loud n Proud school of rock.

COVER BAND
The Anchor / Show 1: 4.30pm Show 2: 6pm / Free Entry

WRECKLESS
The Swan / 6pm / Free Entry
Rock covers band.

SCOTT GIBSON COMEDY
The Bungalow / 8pm / £13.75
Scott Gibson’s brush with mortality galvanised him into becoming a stand-up and inspired the show Life After Death, which won the then 32-year-old the Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer Award at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe – making him the first Scottish Comic in history to do so.

COMEDY NIGHT WITH MARK NELSON AND OTHERS
The Keg / 9pm / £5
Since winning the inaugural Scottish Comedian of the Year Award in 2006, barely a year after his first-ever open-spot, Mark Nelson’s mix of dark humour, cutting observations and superb one-liners has seen him firmly established as one of the UK’s biggest-hitting comedy powerhouses.

AFTER SHOW PARTY WITH GRANT CHERRY
The Cave / 9pm / Free Entry
Grant hosts the very popular open stage night where everyone is welcome to get onstage and sing.


Monday 11th October

THE CASUAL SWANS
The Old Swan / 4pm / Free Entry
An afternoon of music from a collective of professional musicians who just love to play. Expect some serious jamming and the tackling of songs they don’t know.

DANNY KYLE NIGHT AT THE BUNGALOW
The Bungalow / 7pm / £5
Featuring the following acts: Iona Fyfe, Charlie Harrigan, Gavin Paterson and the All Star Skiffle Band & Watt Nicholl.
A night of some of Scotland’s well kent faces from the folk scene. The night is a nod to one of Paisley’s most influential musicians Mr Danny Kyle.

OPEN MIC WITH DUNKY HUNTER
The Abbey / 8pm / Free Entry
One of Paisley’s longest running Open Mic Nights.

MYA BROWN
The Keg / 9.30pm / Free Entry
Enjoy this brilliant singer-songwriter from Glasgow at The Keg.


Tuesday 12th October

LEE JAMES FERGUSON
The Swan / 2.30pm / £4.50
An afternoon of Swing and American favourites. Phone to book on 0141 562 0908

HIP HOP NIGHT AT THE BUNGALOW
The Bungalow / 7pm / £5
Featuring the following acts: Steg G and Freestyle Master, Becca Star, Wee D and Wraith, Nicola Taylor & Rory O’B.
A full line up of the most popular Hip Hop artists in Scotland.

FIRE EXIT PLUS SUPPORT
CC’s / 7pm / Free Entry
A line up of local punk legends.

OPEN MIC
The Anchor / 8pm / Free Entry
Open mic night with Andy Lindsay.

OPEN MIC
The Gantry / 8pm / Free Entry

SPREE SPECIAL QUIZ
The Keg / 8.30pm / Free Entry


Wednesday 13th October

ZOE TAIT
The Swan / 5pm / Free Entry
Best known under the moniker of ‘The Ladybugg’, Zoe Tait has made quite the name for herself in recent years. Having acquired support from prominent DJ’s such as Vic Galloway and Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly, Zoe’s prodigious skills need to be seen to be believed.

2SEVENS WITH THE KAPLANS
CC’s / 7pm / Free Entry

CHOIR NIGHT AT THE BUNGALOW
The Bungalow / 8pm / Free Entry
Featuring the following acts: Rockus & Rock Choir

OPEN MIC WITH JOHNNY BARR
The Keg / 8.30pm / Free Entry
Join host Johnny Barr for brilliant covers and more at this open mic night.


Thursday 14th October

JIM KEILT’S JAM SESSION
The Old Swan / 5pm / Free Entry
Don’t miss the brilliant jam session at The Old Swan.

INTRODUCING NIGHT WITH THE BLEEDERS, STONY MACS, JAMIE N JOE
The Bungalow / 7pm / £5
Discover some brilliant local talent at this Introducing Night.

ARBO AND GIANLUCA’S VEGAN LEATHER DJ SET
Barga / 8pm / Free Entry
Atmospheric, innovative and affecting, Arbo is among the most exciting prospects in Renfrewshire. Plying his trade in the realm of dance music and electronica, his sound takes heed of the blueprints of pioneers such as Four Tet, Nils Frahm while remaining uniquely his own.

As well as the highly anticipated unveiling of Arbo’s newly devised live set, the evening will also feature one of Gianluca Bernacchi of The Vegan Leather’s famed appearances behind the decks. Expect everything from new rave and dance classics to french touch and back again.

LIVE MUSIC
The Keg / 9.30pm / Free Entry
Pop into The Keg to enjoy some brilliant live music.


Friday 15th October

ADAM DOLAN / MARTIN JAMES
Spateston Inn / 5pm and 8pm / Free Entry
Performing a combination of original material and expertly rendered cover versions, both Adam Dolan & Martin James are two firm favourites on the local circuit. Renowned for their considerable skills and eclectic setlists, each performer has been hitting the ground running since lockdown and have only continued to hone their craft. Now, The Spateston Inn and Spree For All are providing a chance to see both acts over the course of one great evening of live music.

HELL’S BELLS – AC/DC TRIBUTE
The Bungalow / 7pm / £12
Enjoy all the hits of rock legends AC/DC with Hell’s Bells – one of the best tribute bands on the block!

ZOE TAIT AND LISA KOWALSKI
Luna Rossa / 7pm and 10pm / Free Entry
Best known under the moniker of ‘The Ladybugg’, Zoe Tait has made quite the name for herself in recent years. Having acquired support from prominent DJ’s such as Vic Galloway and Amazing Radio’s Jim Gellatly, Zoe’s prodigious skills need to be seen to be believed.

Paisley singer/songwriter Lisa Kowalski has built quite a name for herself since starting out as a musician in 2014. Her songs have taken her from Glasgow to London and New York, where she performed at the iconic Tartan Week parade and opening ceremony.

So, head down to Luna Rossa and experience the musical stylings of these rising stars for yourself.

KILLER INSTINCT – KILLERS TRIBUTE PLUS SUPPORT
Callum’s Cavern / 7pm / Free Entry
Come along and sing all the hits of The Killers with this great tribute show.

JOHN RUSH & SASHA KOHLAHERIS
Boarding House / 8pm / Free
Hailing from Glenburn, Paisley, John Rush’s emotive brand of songwriting has made him an in-demand artist on our nation’s live circuit. Set to perform at the world famous Barrowlands in November, this troubadour has been garnering widespread adoration for recent singles such as ‘Sister’ and The Older The Grape (The Sweeter The Wine.)

So, come along and see him in an intimate setting while you still can!

SOPHIE DAVIS
Zambretto / 8.30pm / Free Entry

THE BEST BAD INFLUENCE
The Cave / 9pm / Free Entry

EVELYN LAURIE
Fox & Hounds / 9pm / Free Entry
Lauded by outlets across the UK for both 2018’s A Little Bit Of Me and this year’s sophomore record My Scottish Heart, Evelyn Laurie ranks among Renfrewshire’s finest songstresses. Equally influenced by Joni Mitchell and Scottish standards as she is by blues and soul pioneers such as Billie Holiday, Evelyn has a staggering range that gives her the capacity to bring any song, old or new, to life. Head down and see a stripped-back set from her in Houston.

ABSOLUTE UNIT
The Keg / 9.30pm / Free Entry


Saturday 16th October

BYRES ROAD BIG BAND
The Bungalow / 2pm / Free Entry

BLACKOUT
The Old Swan / 4pm / Free Entry
Rock covers band.

DRTY LUV
The Cave / 6pm / Free Entry
Enjoy rock covers with this top band.

LINZI CLARK
The Coach House / 7pm / Free Entry
Since unveiling her debut solo single ‘The Kitchen’ in May of 2021, ethereal singer/songwriter Linzi Clark has been commandeering the affections of listeners from far and wide. Delivering a beautiful mix of modern folk music that’s dashed with hints of 70’s inflected americana, Linzi has received widespread support from BBC Radio Scotland alongside MIll Magazine and Tenement TV. With her debut album expected in November, this is a unique chance to see her before the rest of the world catches on.

BEAST DECOYS
The Bungalow / 8pm / £10
Beast Decoys are Europe’s number one tribute to Beastie Boys.
The Beastie Boys are without doubt one of the most inspirational Hip Hop acts of all time and it’s the Beast Decoys mission to bring the unforgettable energy of the Beastie Boys to the UK crowd for a full live experience. Members all hail from Blackpool UK, and have over 20 years performance experience within the Hip Hop Scene.

KIRK STRACHAN
The Old Swan / 8pm / Free Entry
Don’t miss cracking covers from this brilliant singer-songwriter.

CHARLENE GORDON
Zambretto / 8.30pm / Free
Well known and popular singer performs some best know ballads and anthems.

BLACK TRIANGLES
The Cave / 9.00pm / Free
Popular, crazy outfit doing rock covers only they could do.

BENSIDER
Habbies / 9pm / Free Entry
From Lewis in Stornoway via Lochwinnoch and now residing in Kilbarchan, Bensider is the brainchild of insightful singer/songwriter Graham McIver.

The architect of a poignant and rousing brand of folk that’ll have you pining for the tranquility of island life in one moment before urging you to contemplate the very nature of humanity in the next, Graham and his band’s sound finds the perfect middle ground between our own proud songwriting traditions and the soaring choruses of Americana. A must for folk lovers.

THE DEEP SHINING SEA
River Inn / 9pm / Free Entry
Proponents of an anthemic indie rock sound that invokes not only the era of Britpop but the best of the genre’s present crop of artists, The Deep Shining Sea have wasted little time in making a name for themselves on the local circuit. Just a little over a year on from their wondrous debut single ‘Girl There’s Something You Should Know’, TDSS have proven themselves to be one of the most versatile and dynamic bands that Renfrewshire has to offer. Expect big hooks and stellar songwriting during their first ever trip to Crosslee.

WARREN CAPALDI
The Keg / 9.30pm / Free Entry
Enjoy brilliant songs from Warren Capaldi in Paisley.


Sunday 17th October

ON THE BEAT
The Bungalow / 2pm / Free Entry
Youth showcase of local young talent.

FRED MACAULAY AND BRUCE MORTON
The Bungalow / 8pm / £10
Live stand-up from two of Scotland’s best-known comedians.

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