Rachel Sermanni to headline SAMAs Paisley showcase

The Great Albatross and Mark McGowan complete the line-up

HIGHLANDS singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni will headline the show at Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday July 1st for the town's annual Sma' Shot Weave Festival.

The intimate seated event will feature performances by soul crooner Mark McGowan and Glasgow collaborative project The Great Albatross.

Working with Paisley 2021, the team behind the town's bid for UK City of Culture 2021, the Scottish Alternative Music Awards return to Paisley following the success of last year's showcase at The Bungalow.

We take a look at the talented artists taking to the stage below.

Rachel Sermanni

25-year-old folk singer Sermanni has travelled the world with her music from humble beginnings in Inverness.

Sermanni will bring her ethereal sounds, accompanied by a full band, to Paisley Arts Centre on Saturday July 1.

With two albums under her belt, Sermanni is vastly experience and packs a potent and ambient live punch.

The Great Albatross

Led by A. Wesley Chang and routinely freshened up with a rotating group of collaborators, The Great Albatross are an interesting beast.

Recently signed to Glasgow's newest label LP Records, the indie group are making a name for themselves on the local scene following the release of their debut Asleep In The Kaatskills.

First single from the album 'The Honeymoon's Over' is uplifting and jovial with Wyn Butler-esque vocals from Chang.

Mark McGowan

Veteran of the SAMAs citizenM Christmas showcase last year McGowan has a jaw-dropping vocal that will wow the Paisley public.

Bluesy, soulful and dripping with raw emotion and passion, McGowan is a throwback to beautifully simple acoustic music.

His track 'Mascara' taken from debut EP Fugazi is certain to be a show stopper.

Tickets are £10 and include a complimentary drink upon arrival from our partners Pistonhead Lager. Over 18, T&C apply.

Available to buy below via Eventbrite UK.