Carol Laula and Friends October 31, Tron Vic Bar, Glasgow
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Still, the acclaimed debut album by Carol Laula, a musician and singer-songwriter described as one of Paisley’s “most influential women” in the town’s bid to be 2021 City of Culture.
Laula headlines this celebration of female independent music artists from Paisley, and the show intends to shine a light on the number of great women musicians on the go at a time when festivals are increasingly questioned about the balance of their line-ups.
Also featuring will be Lisa Kowalski, acoustic folkie Linzi Clark and Jordan Stewart, a 16-year-old rising star who recently performed at St Mirren Park during half time. Marie Collins, singer-songwriter and one quarter of acclaimed Paisley band The Vegan Leather, will also perform.
In March this year, Laula, Kowalski, Clark, Stewart and Collins performed together in a series of live shows called Wicked Women at Paisley Arts Centre, as part of International Women’s Day.
Laula says this event aims to build on that sell-out success.”I loved collaborating with the women so we decided to do it all over again at The Tron,” she says.
Paisley-based singer songwriter Lisa Kowalski will join Carol Laula, Marie Collins and more for the celebration of independent women musicians
Above left: SAY Award nominee Kobi Onyame plays Edinburgh’s Alternative Peers Ball, Nov 3. Above: Fatherson play Glasgow Barrowlands, Nov 2