The Spree Festival - Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant

Mon Sep 5 2022

7:00 PM Doors

Spiegeltent

Bridge Street Paisley PA1 1JG

£26.40 - £29.15

All Ages

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BUTLER, BLAKE & GRANT 

 

NORMAN BLAKE, BERNARD BUTLER AND JAMES GRANT are three of the most renowned and respected musicians in Britain. Norman; the centrifugal force in TEENAGE FANCLUB, Bernard; most renowned for his work with SUEDE and McALMONT AND BUTLER and James; his solo work and LOVE AND MONEY. They perform a selection of each others songs - and it’s an arrant joy; each musician fronting one of their own songs in turn, with simpatico input from their co-players. There’s a natural camaraderie and beautifully crafted tunes, filled with melody, harmony and impeccable guitar chops. 

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The Spree Festival - Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant

  • Bernard Butler

    Bernard Butler

    Pop Rock

    Bernard Butler (born 1 May 1970, Stamford Hill, North London) is an English musician and record producer. He has been noted as one of Britain's most original and influential guitarists and is often seen performing with a 1961 cherry red Gibson ES-355.

  • Teenage Fanclub

    Teenage Fanclub

    Alternative Rock

    “As you get older, you realise music is about nostalgia, and the culture of the songs. How people understand those songs is entirely up to them,” says bassist Gerard Love, one of the group’s three singer-songwriters, alongside guitarists Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley. “Sometimes on stage you don’t stop to realise what’s happening: that something you did 25 years ago had a deep effect on people. When you stop to think about it, it’s incredible.”

    So why release these albums, remastered and on vinyl, now? The short answer is because they could. Sony was keen to do so, and the group wanted them to be available again, having been out of print. There had been limited-run, semi-official releases, that were costing small fortunes on resale sites, and the group simply saw the opportunity to make this landmark run of records available again.

    Listening back to the albums for the remastering provoked different reactions from the three men. “Initially, it feels like a painful process to listen to your old records,” McGinley says. “But then you think, ‘Those guys did OK.’ One of the things Norman pointed out is how much younger we sound. I can remember the recordings, but it’s like listening to someone else.”

    “I can hear the improvement in our writing, and in the vocal performances and the playing,” Blake says. “It was interesting to hear the way the band developed, and how we were influencing each other in the way we were writing.”

    “That first decade was the ascent,” Love says, summing up this glorious run of records. “There’s something amazing about setting out on a journey when you don’t know what’s around the corner.”

  • James Grant

    James Grant

    Singer-Songwriter

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The Spree Festival - Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant

Mon Sep 5 2022 7:00 PM Doors

Spiegeltent Paisley
The Spree Festival - Norman Blake, Bernard Butler and James Grant

£26.40 - £29.15 All Ages

BUTLER, BLAKE & GRANT 

 

NORMAN BLAKE, BERNARD BUTLER AND JAMES GRANT are three of the most renowned and respected musicians in Britain. Norman; the centrifugal force in TEENAGE FANCLUB, Bernard; most renowned for his work with SUEDE and McALMONT AND BUTLER and James; his solo work and LOVE AND MONEY. They perform a selection of each others songs - and it’s an arrant joy; each musician fronting one of their own songs in turn, with simpatico input from their co-players. There’s a natural camaraderie and beautifully crafted tunes, filled with melody, harmony and impeccable guitar chops. 

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 4 per person
General Admission - Seating
Proof of Concession may be required. Limited unreserved booth seating available
Standard
£29.15 (£26.50 + £2.65 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)
Consession
£26.40 (£24.00 + £2.40 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

eTickets
UK Post
Box Office Collection

Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy
• We regret that we are unable to offer refunds on ticket sales.
• Renfrewshire Council as the Event organiser have the right to refuse entry
Covid Protocols must be followed as a condition of entry.