THE SCOTTISH ALTERNATIVE MUSIC AWARDS have announced their rundown of speakers and panels for the 2019 Paisley Takeover.

Set to be headlined by C Duncan and Kathryn Joseph, the two-day event takes place next weekend- 15th & 16th March and will bring an array of diverse talent to Scotland’s biggest town. As the event edges closer by the day, organisers have unveiled the full line-up of speakers for the weekend’s panels.

Entitled “Friendly Fire: Surviving The Music Industry Minefield” and “From Rafferty To Rejuvenation: Examining Paisley’s Cultural Community and Potential” respectively, these panels  will feature musicians, artists and industry insiders such as The Vegan Leather’s Marie Collins, Vukovi’s Janine Shilstone, Scott Reid of Still Game/Line Of Duty, Graham Clews of ATC Live, BTO Media Solicitor Jonathan Tait and Tenement TV’s very own Robert Blair.

With the two-day festival fast approaching, ticket information can be found here whilst full details of this year’s attractions are available via the rundown below:

Friday 15th March @ Paisley Arts Centre

1900 C Duncan + L-space

1800 Festival Welcome with poetry & spoken word from Chris McQueer and Leyla Josephine + Brewgooder drinks reception (First Come First Served). 

Friday 15th March @ The Bungalow

1900 Sweaty Palms + CRYSTAL + Pleasure Heads

Saturday 16th March @ Paisley Arts Centre

1900 Kathryn Joseph + Michael Timmons

1745 SAMA Live Session: Megan Airlie

1615 In Conversation: Stuart Braithwaite of Rock Action Records / Mogwai. Chaired by music journalist Craig Williams. 

1515 Panel 2) Friendly Fire: How to navigate the music industry minefield. 


Janine Shilstone – Artist @ Vukovi

Graham Clews – Booking Agent @ ATC Live

Jonathan Tait – Media Solicitor @ BTO Solicitors LLP

Chaired by Robert Blair (Tenement TV).

1400 Panel 1) From Rafferty to Rejuvenation: Examining Paisley’s Cultural Community and Potential.


Marie Collins – Artist – The Vegan Leather

Morag Macpherson – Head of Cultural Services – Renfrewshire Leisure

Scott Reid – Actor – Still Game / Line of Duty

Chaired by Robert Blair (Tenement TV).

1300 Music Workshop: 23rd Precinct Music – An insight to sync, licensing, and royalties.