Paisley Underground Gig #2 - Friday 5th October
The Paisley Underground events at Paisley Arts Centre see Reid Kerr College Music students support established artists from labels at the forefront of Scotland’s Music Scene. Now in its third year, each Paisley Underground night this year is curated by a different record label.
The second Paisley Underground event this year, on October 5th, is curated by Fence Records. This one will feature HND Graduate, Stuart Kidd, supporting Fence artists, The Pictish Trail and Randolph’s Leap.
Stuart, after playing in everyone else’s band as drummer, bass player, guitarist, keyboard player, and backing vocalist – is finally playing a solo gig. He plays in Stevie Jackson’s (Belle and Sebastian) solo project and with Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and Euros Childs (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci), playing Glastonbury with them last year. He also plays in Snowgoose, The Wellgreen and St. Deluxe among many, many others. He has sat in on the drums for Teenage Fanclub and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Since graduating he’s played in USA, Japan, Korea, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway and the UK – he’s coming back to Paisley for his first solo gig.
Stuart said, “During the HNC and HND Music courses I was given encouragement and the chance to develop my skills within a live and recording environment and to network with other people to further develop. It was also through attending this course that I got my ‘break’ by being offered the chance to play in Francis MacDonald’s (Teenage Fanclub) solo project which in turn led to festivals, tours of Spain and Germany as well as recording an album in Valencia. I played the Benicassim festival in Spain in the summer holidays between HNC and HND!”
Fence Records started as a collective of musicians from Fife. It is from this scene that artists like King Creosote (nominated for Mercury Prize) and KT Tunstall emerged. The Pictish Trail is singer-songwriter Johnny Lynch, who performs a mixture of acoustic-driven balladry and lo-fi synthesised pop. Second on the bill is the 'Folk infused majesty' of Randolph's Leap's Adam Ross.
Before the gig there will be a free panel event, where those interested in Music management will have the chance to get advice directly from experts:
Vic Galloway (BBC Scotland Broadcaster and Journalist)
Keren McKean (We Make Music / former manager for Snow Patrol)
Johnny Lynch (Fence Records/The Pictish Trail)
Jamie Webster (Instinctive Racoon Artist Management - Three Blind Wolves, Washington Irving, Over The Wall)
Adrian Hunter (Peter Doherty, Babyshambles, Painted People, Brown Bear & The Bandits)
The Panel Event is FREE at Paisley Arts Centre and open to all on 5th October at 6pm. The gig starts at 8pm. Tickets can be reserved from the box office (0141 887 1010) or in person at the Arts Centre.
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