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Mon 25 Sep 2017 - SEE PAOLO PLAY A TINY ‘ONE OFF’ SHOW IN HIS LOCAL RECORD SHOP …

SEE PAOLO PLAY A TINY ‘ONE OFF’ SHOW IN HIS LOCAL RECORD SHOP …

Paolo wants to help boost his local record shop - FEEL THE GROOVE – on Causeyside Street, Paisley, by staging a unique show for people who buy music there

Paolo said “we want to encourage that thing of making the trip to your local record store. It’s easy to go on iTunes or Spotify and get a song”

No matter where Paolo is, he always hunts out the local record shop - buying new stuff, second hand records plus the odd rare find: “It’s not like I have a record out that I’m trying to sell. The idea is you buy any music in the shop. You spend a fiver, you get a token. A tenner, you get two. £20 and you get four. Each token is a chance to win”

Thirty lucky people, drawn from a hat, will be able to bring someone along to the in-store gig on Thursday 19th October
“I like the idea of rocking up with a kit and a couple of amps and doing it as a four piece but keeping it electric. We’ll get in, have the chance to say hi and maybe conjure up a couple of surprises too”

The promotion runs from now until 6pm on Monday 16th October 2017
The shop’s site was home to the legendary Apollo Records, where Paolo performed back in 2006

He’s teamed up with new owner Gavin Simpson to try to raise cash to pay for a ‘Feel The Groove' sign by local artist Rachel Miller

Paolo said: “The shop has been there for years. It was The Record Factory, then Apollo Music, with old owner Mike Dillon, where we played in 2006 to launch the first album.

“Now it’s owned by Gavin Simpson, a lovely guy who does a lot in Paisley. The sign outside is just temporary. We want to raise funds for them to have a proper permanent sign – that was one of the big ideas”

“There’s a local girl, Rachel Miller, who's a designer and the idea is to have her do this sign for the shop. She will be doing things on a big scale for the 2021 bid too. I think she is an example of the reason why Paisley has got so far in it.”

Paolo is backing Paisley’s UK City Of Culture 2021 bid and is delighted at how it’s panned out for local artists. He said: “It’s been amazing seeing the creative local people getting the platform and the voice they deserve. The idea of us all working together – that is why I wanted to be involved. I hope all this going on inspires kids to think they can do things in Paisley, achieve things, stay there and keep that bond”

Paolo is thrilled to be playing a SOLD OUT Paisley Abbey show on Friday 20th October, saying “Of all the other things I have managed to do so far in my life, getting to a point where my hometown asks me to do something like that makes me feel proud.”


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  • 25.09.2017 @ 22:18:30PM - mammacali

    Mamma Cali ( Argentina ) is proud of you. You are incredible.

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