What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Apr
20
Fri
Nick Firth And Friends
Apr 20 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 21 @ 12:15 am

Nick Firth And Friends

 

Nick Firth will be joining us with accomplished session players Kaitlin Ross and James Watson for a weekend full of Ceilidh tunes.

Lucille with special guests Park Circus
Apr 20 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 12:00 am

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Returning to Mad Hatters and Planning to pack a blow to the music scene, like their name sake’s impact on The Walking Dead. Lucille are a four piece rock band hailing for the north of Scotland. With driven bass and dynamic drum combos, mixed in some harmonious guitar melodies and a splash of gritty lyrics.

 

Lucille are: Marc Davidson (Guitar/Vocals) Gordon Bolton (Bass) Lewis Murray (Guitar) Jack Ledsham (Drums) Drawing from an array of contrasting influences including Biffy Clyro, Muse , Foo Fighters, The Shires and Paramore, the band will be recording material with a scheduled release for late 2018..

 

Support from special guests Park Circus who are a local up and coming Indie act. Should be a blast folks!

Apr
21
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Apr 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fraser Maclean and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

Nick Firth and Friends
Apr 21 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:15 am

Nick Firth And Friends

Nick Firth will be joining us with accomplished session players Kaitlin Ross and James Watson for a weekend full of Ceilidh tunes.

Apr 21 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 am

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“Unbelievable! This band is great. Britpop Twotone?! The Beatles meets Madness?! I don’t know how to describe it but I love it”
– The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Cartoon Violence are one of the fastest rising talents on the current UK ska scene. Hailing from the wilds of Mid Wales, they are fronted by the formidable vocalist and piano/organ player, Chuzz; whose unique stage presence builds upon soaring vocals, skanking piano and crazy Hammond lines. He’s played with a plethora of Ska artists, from Neol Davies to The Toasters.

A sparkling and intriguing vocal duet has presented itself with the inclusion of Smoke Like A Fish member Sash, who also adds Sax, while Chuzz’s former band mates from 3 Minute Warning; Matt and Harold (regular Toasters drummer) complete the rhythm section with, original Cartoon Violence guitarist, Milky who returns to the fold.

The Cartoon Violence sound is an insanely catchy affair that mixes super bouncy 2 tone ska with distinctly British sounding pop & indie stylings. Their songs capture the classic Brit Pop storytelling vibe of the likes of The Kinks, Madness, Squeeze, The Hotknives & Parklife-era Blur, with each tune lyrically being like a mini kitchen sink drama in its own right! Endless soaring energy, great sing-a-long choruses & wonderful piano/organ melodies are all hallmarks of the band’s unique ska sound.

Cartoon Violence’s superb debut album “Whatever Happened To The Likely Lad?” was released in 2008 on cult UK ska label Do The Dog Music & received great reviews & airplay on ska radio shows across the globe. Since its release the band have toured extensively around the UK sharing stages with the likes of Toots & The Maytals, Roddy Radiation, Bad Manners, Ruts DC, Random Hand, & The Toasters along the way.

Cartoon Violence have since spread their wings further afield with their stunning second album, titled “Tit For Tat”, and released across Europe by Rocking Records, in the USA by Megalith Records & in Australia by Care Factor Records, as well as in the UK by Do The Dog Music. Now their eagerly awaited third album is in its final stages and the pre-release singles/videos “Serpico” and “Much Ado About Nothing” have already piqued their fans appetite. With tour dates building up, 2018 looks to be a very exciting year for Cartoon Violence.

Apr
22
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 22 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Apr
23
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 23 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Apr
24
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 24 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Apr
25
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 25 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Apr
26
Thu
Love Sick with special guests Hyyts and ST.MARTiiNS
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Love Sick Poster with support

LOVE SICK arrive like a shot to the heart with their debut track ‘Bullet’.

 

Few would believe how a serendipitous series of events helped create LOVE SICK. A boy-girl duo from Scotland who’s musical meeting of minds lead to the debut single ‘Bullet’. It’s a twisted love song – an ode to both heartbreak and obsession which will earworm its way into your head…and your heart. 

 

Both Scottish born and bred – Shaun in Glasgow, and Julie in Stirling – the pair first met whist working for the same life insurance call center, albeit in their respective cities. Their first meeting occurred at their work’s Christmas party when Julie drunkenly let slip she had always wanted to be a singer. Under a second wave of cosmic happenstance, they then bumped into each other again a few weeks later at a Glasgow train station.

 

Conversations quickly picked up from where they left off at the party and once again their mutual obsession with music came to the fore. While Shaun was fixated on 50’s and 60’s, Dylan’s lyricism and The Beatles’ hooks, Julie was in love with female pop stars of the here and now – Lana Del Ray, Florence and of course, Amy Winehouse. Numbers were exchanged and pretty swiftly, they were locked away in Shaun’s homemade studio. Already a producer, Shaun was excited to have found the perfect vocalist and collaborator to bounce ideas off.

 

‘Bullet’ looks set to launch the career of this promising young pop duo with force.

Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 26 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Apr
27
Fri
Retro Night
Apr 27 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 3:00 am

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RETRO NIGHT – LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH!
Featuring:
Retro Singer Heidi Munro
DJ Marvelous
Drag Queen Act

9.30 pm till 3 am
Free Entry
LGBT Friendly

Apr
28
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Fraser Maclean and Erik Spence along with a range of guests host the longest running ceilidh in Scotland every Saturday from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at Hoots!

Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Apr 28 @ 9:30 pm

Ted Christopher is one of Scotland’s finest performers. He is a well-travelled and extremely versatile singer songwriter. He is equally at home whether singing heart-felt originals to a concert audience, belting out Scottish favourites to the Tartan Army or playing some of his huge pop/rock repertoire to a packed dance floor.

Unfazed by any size of audience, he played to 750,000 people on The Mall in Washinton DC. A week later there were 12 in Cowie Miners Welfare. How’s that for a quick reality check? and they were both great gigs.

Ted has been involved in the Scottish live music scene since he was fifteen. He is proud to be a native of The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Stirling (Stirling is now a city but he much prefers the previous description of his hometown) and was born and raised a mere claymore’s length from Stirling Castle and The National Wallace Monument.

Ted performs many solo gigs, sometimes uses a couple of musicians as “The Ted Christopher Band” and of course fronts “Bannockburn”

Apr
29
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 29 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!

Apr
30
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Apr 30 @ 9:30 pm

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Every Sunday – Wednesday the best Scottish Traditional musicians from the local area and sometimes further afield play around our round table!

Ideal for anyone wanting to witness live Scottish Traditional music!