PAISLEY musician Ryan Bisland has won a spot to be support act for Mark Morris, frontman of Britpop survivors The Bluetones, when he comes to town to play live for Buddies.
The singer has agreed to perform at Soho on Shuttle Street on Friday, March 27, at around 8.30pm, with support from Ryan.
Formed in London in 1994, the Bluetones’ members are Mark, his brother Scott, Adam Devlin, Eds Chesters and Richard Payne.
Their biggest hit was Slight Return, released in 1995 as a double A-side with The Fountainhead.
Mark, 37, is now pursuing a solo career in tandem with the band. His debut solo album, Memory Muscle, was released in May, last year.
A gentler, folk-tinged record than the classic Bluetones sound, it includes five re-recorded tracks which had previously been released under the name “Fi-Lo Beddow” as an EP in February 2006.
Soho’s general manager Robert Todd said: “It’s quite a coup to bring Mark, one of the nicest guys in the business, to Paisley.
“There’s an incredible buzz about the gig.”
Tickets are priced £9 and can be bought from Soho or by calling 0141 887 8042.