UP-AND-COMING rocker Ryan Bisland is to provide back-up to a band who were discovered by Oasis legend Noel Gallacher.
Proud Mary are to play Soho on Shuttle Street, Paisley, on Friday, with support coming from Buddie Ryan.
The headliners were the first band to sign to Gallacher’s Sour Mash label back in 2001 and have released two albums since then – The Same Old Blues and 2004’s Love and Light.
They split last year but have since re-formed to record a third as-yet-unreleased album – which they will showcase at the gig.
The night will also see Ryan road test a few new tracks after he took time off from performing to concentrate on writing his new album.
He told the Paisley Daily Express: “After having a few months off to record I’m back playing gigs and this time it’s with a full band, featuring Neil Mullholland and Reeko Gellatly, both guesting from Paisley band Marvel Heights.
“I’m currently putting the finishing touches to my debut album which should be available in late September.
“I’m supporting Proud Mary at Soho, Shuttle Street, Paisley, this coming Friday. Doors open at 7.30pm but there is only a limited capacity of 80 people so get there early!”
Tickets for the gig at Soho are priced £6.
Buddies who can’t make it can get a taste of Ryan’s new material by logging onto www.myspace.com/ryanbisland