JoinTV starTom for a Spree-mendous night
Paisley’s annual Spree festival is being served up with a side-order of burgers, beer and banter – with a local bar bringing some of Scotland’s top comedians to the town.
Gilmour Street venue, Burger and Keg, has teamed up with Fosters to stage a live tent in Abbey Close for the first nine days of the annual festival, on between October 13 and 24.
The 150-capacity venue will host top names including Paisley’s very own Tom Urie – who will appear alongside comedian Janey Godley on Wednesday, October 18.
Other well- known comedy acts appearing include Burnistoun’s Rab Florence supported by Scotsquad’s Darren Connell, on Saturday, October 14, the team from ICW Wrestling, on Monday, October 16 and the Thinking Drinkers alongside Billy Kirkwood, on Thursday, October 19.
Singer and actor Tom Urie – who recently starred in the BBC’s Proms at the Park with a stirring rendition of opera classic Nessun Dorma – popped into Burger and Keg to meet owners Trevor Mills and Gary McCaw.
Tom said: “I am looking forward to performing in my home town in the Burger and Keg Live Tent during The Spree.
“I’ll be there with my pal Janey Godley for a night of music and comedy... and I look forward to seeing you then.”
Trevor added: “The Spree is great for Paisley – it brings footfall into the town which benefits us and other businesses, and if we win UK City of Culture 2021 that will move to a totally different level. “So we are delighted to be involved in The Spree.” The full programme and tickets are at www. thespree.co.uk
Cheers Burger and Keg owners Gary and Trevor with Tom Urie, who will be appearing at the live tent during The Spree