What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

May
26
Fri
London Calling play “The Clash” 40th Anniversary Concert
May 26 @ 9:30 pm – May 27 @ 3:00 am


LONDON CALLING play “THE CLASH”

40th Anniversary Concert

The UK’s Premier Tribute to THE CLASH play their debut album in full.

In May of 1977 The Clash toured the UK on the back of their critically acclaimed and self-titled debut album “The Clash”. The Tour was dubbed the “White Riot” Tour and the band played tracks from their seminal debut such as “Remote Control”, “Garageband”, “London’s Burning”, “Career Opportunities”, “Police & Thieves”, “48 Hours”, “Protex Blue” and more.

In 2017, 40 years after this historic tour, London Calling, The UK’s premier tribute to The Clash will be paying homage to this epic event by playing shows as The Clash did 40 years earlier. London Calling will be playing a retrospective of The Clash’s first album they will then go on and play the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more such as “Should I stay or Should I go”, “Rock the Casbah”, “I Fought the Law”, “White Man in Hammersmith Palais”, “Tommy Gun”, “Clash City Rockers”, “Train in Vain” and, of course, “London Calling”.


Band onstage at 10.00 pm – stick about for our resident Mad Hatters DJs until 3 am!

May
27
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
May 27 @ 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!

The Imagineers support from True Romance
May 27 @ 10:30 pm – May 28 @ 4:00 am


Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

May
28
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 28 @ 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!

May
29
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 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!

May
30
Tue
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 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!

May
31
Wed
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
May 31 @ 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!

Jun
2
Fri
SKA Friday – Popes of Chillitown @ Hootananny
Jun 2 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 3 @ 3:00 am


“More infectious than Ebola, it is almost impossible not to want to skank, jump, shake or wiggle when you listen to these guys.”

“The sharpest, tightest Ska sound we have ever had on the show” – Tom Robinson BBC6

POPES OF CHILLITOWN are a Ska/Dub/Punk band from London, who have been rampaging through the UK scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving, skanking juggernaut. A straight-up ska-punk band they are not, expertly mashing the energy of upbeat ska, punk, 2-tone and drum & bass with the groove of reggae and dub, adding in the lyrical flow of hip hop and finishing it all off with a generous helping of catchy melodies and hooks. The result has been likened to artists such as Capdown, Skindred, The Beat, The Police and Jamie T.

After releasing their pledge-funded debut album ‘A Word To The Wise’ in 2013, the band have had a relentless touring schedule across the UK and into Europe, seeing them play banging headline shows, festivals and support slots with the likes of Reel Big Fish, The Selecter, The Skints, Imperial Leisure, [Spunge], Mouthwash, The Snare and many more.

May 2015 saw them release their sophomore album ‘To The Moon’, an explosive tour-de-force of groove and energy with a lifetime’s worth of lyrical hooks, melodies and basslines.

Jun
3
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Jun 3 @ 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!

Jun
4
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jun 4 @ 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!

Jun
5
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jun 5 @ 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!

Jun
9
Fri
POP PUNK w/Brainglue
Jun 9 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 10 @ 3:00 am

POP PUNK is a brand new free entry club night at Mad Hatters put together by Pop Punk enthusiast Pete Kinnon and Hootananny Music Programmer Steve Robertson.

The night will feature a DJ set from Pete with a carefully selected playlist of all the best Pop Punk bands from Jimmy Eat World to Rancid to Alkaline Trio to Bran New to Less Than Jake to Green Day to Taking Back Sunday to Blink 182.

POP PUNK will also feature live music from Brainglue are a 4 piece indie punk/reverb band hailing from Perth, energetic loud sweaty live performances with catchy melodies.
Check out Brainglue on Soundcloud here!

Jun
10
Sat
Super Ceilidh with Fraser & Erik @ Hootananny
Jun 10 @ 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!

John Verity Band @ Hootananny
Jun 10 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 11 @ 3:00 am


In his long career, John Verity has supported legendary artists like Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat and Janis Joplin, has played with Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Keith Emerson, Ringo Starr and Mike Rutherford and was in the rock group Argent from 1973 to 1976.


His credentials as a guitarist, producer and singer / songwriter, today make him one of the leading lights of Rock and Blues. Growing up in Bradford, Yorkshire, John began his career playing with local groups, before landing a full-time professional gig, performing 7/7 throughout the UK and Europe, playing R&B and Chicago Blues, as well as contemporary hits.


By 1970, 21 year-old John was living and working in the US with his band ‘Tunnel’, doing high profile support slots with Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat, Savoy Brown and Janis Joplin. Tunnel soon became the first John Verity Band and in Spring 1973 the band released their first, self-titled album. Touring in support of the album, John was asked by Rod Argent to front his band, following the departure of Russ Ballard.


John joined Argent in late 1973 and toured and recorded extensively until 1976 when Argent disbanded. John formed the group Phoenix with Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford and produced 3 albums, also producing albums for Charlie and Saxon. Phoenix eventually broke up and John spent the next few years recording and producing with artists including Motorhead, Tank, Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Brian Connolly, John Parr, BowWowWow and The Searchers until late 1981, when PRT Records persuaded him to record a new album under his own name.


By this time John had built his own studio and was now in full-time record production. The 1982 album ‘Verity’ was highly-acclaimed in the UK, Europe and the US and John found himself in demand, collaborating with Mike Rutherford, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. Two subsequent albums were also well-received and, having turned down offers to join MSG, Ted Nugent and Asia, John recorded with the Zombies, before touring with John Coghlan (Status Quo) in Diesel. In 1994, John guested at the Manchester Festival “Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniversary” concert, alongside Sonny Curtis, Frankie Miller and Rory Gallagher, and in 2000 John opened for the Jools Holland Sex, Jazz and Rock ’n’ Roll tour at Manchester opera House, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. Throughout, John has continued touring and recording his own material, as well as promoting his own signature guitar the ‘FRET-king Black Label Corona JV Signature’ model, released in 2012.

Jun
11
Sun
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jun 11 @ 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!

Jun
12
Mon
Scottish Traditional Music session @ Hootananny
Jun 12 @ 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!