Paisley's new musical talent to take stage at Spree show

Talented young musicians have all the inspiration they need to perform at the year's Spree festival taking place in Paisley from 14-22 October.

The festival's showcase of unsigned talent, the Danny Kyle Open Stage, will return to the programme. Made famous by Celtic Connections, the open stage is a popular platform for unsigned performers and acts to showcase their music, which is broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio. 

Paisley's new musical talent to take stage at Spree show

Last year, young singer-songwriter Linzi Clark, now part of the Paisley 2021 bid team, was a finalist at the show and won the 'Danny Kyle Award'. And Linzi has now landed a support slot for the Justin Currie show at The Spree on Friday 14 October. 


Paisley's wealth of musical talent - Paolo Nutini and Gerry Rafferty to name but two - is an integral part of the town's bid for UK City of Culture 2021. 

Paisley's Brick Lane Studios owner, Alan McEwan, is also looking forward to young talent getting a boost at The Spree. Brick Lane Studios are already supporting young musicians in Renfrewshire through two projects - Live and Unsigned (Battle of the Bands) and a Paisley 2021 album - which are both benefiting from the Culture, Heritage and Events Fund set up by Renfrewshire Council. 

The Danny Kyle Open Stage is a free show that takes place in the Speigeltent at 5pm every weekday of the Spree festival. The best acts from throughout the week will be invited back for the final-night showcase on Friday 21 October. 

Acts appearing at The Spree include Admiral Fallow, Donnie Munro, Carol Laula, Treacherous Orchestra, Skerryvore, Craig Hill and Daniel Sloss. 

Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office on 0300 300 1210; from Paisley Arts Centre; or the InCube Shop at 9b Gilmour Street, Paisley.