What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Feb
23
Fri
The Mystic Shoes
Feb 23 @ 10:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 3:00 am

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The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

Feb
24
Sat
Miss Lucid w/Terry McDermott
Feb 24 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 25 @ 3:00 am

Miss Lucid

Miss Lucid offer their own style of ‘in your face’ rock, driven with the punk/grunge undertones of bands such as The Clash and Nirvana, blending large sonic sound scapes and crafted melodies reminiscent of Placebo and Manic Street Preachers.
This cohesive sound of anthemic and melodic guitars is bolstered with thought provoking, poignant lyricism with an abrasive pop knack.
Since the release of their eponymous debut album on Fat Hippy Records in April 2017 Miss Lucid have gone on to play a number of Scottish festivals and continue to tour their captivating live show all over the UK.
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Support comes from Terry McDermott, a Scottish-born American recording artist currently on an acoustic tour of Scotland. He has been part of a number of bands including Driveblind in the UK, Lotus Crush in the U.S. In 2012, he came to prominence as the runner-up of the third season of The Voice USA.

Mar
2
Fri
The Comedy Bothy with Matt Watson
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Comedy Bothy returns for Manic March with special guest Matt Watson (Canada) plus top comics from the Highlands and Beyond!


Check out this hilarious YouTube footage of Matt performing at Hot Water Club in Liverpool HERE!


The Comedy Bothy is a groundbreaking monthly free entry comedy club at Mad Hatters (first floor of Hootananny) that has given valuable stage time to emerging comics from the Highlands as well as featuring guest headliners such as Phil Kay, Billy Kirkwood and Vladmir MacTavish!

Mar
17
Sat
The Smokin’ Bugler Band
Mar 17 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 18 @ 3:00 am

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2018 is a new and exciting year for the Buglers, following the departure of Lead guitarist Steven Carle, the band have decided to go in a similar, but new direction. With the addition of Ken on the saxophone the band finally found the sound that they were looking for.

Prior to 2018 the band were kicking up quite a storm, playing legendary local festivals such as “Enjoy music Festival” “Bonfest” and “Stonehaven Beer festival” Having played these festivals the band have shared the stage with a few big acts such as “Example” and “Primal Scream” and played the main stage of “Bonfest” in 2016 to a sold out crowd.

This year is looking to be no exception as the band are currently recording a 4 track EP off the back of their Soundwaves battle of the bands win, and are booked to headline the 2018 show at the O2 ABC in February, with another O2 gig to be confirmed. As well as gigging extensively the band have also had a few appearances on local radio stations and have been featured in local papers, with more appearances to follow.

This will lead the band into a Scottish tour in March to lead the band into an eventful year.

Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

Mar
23
Fri
The Mystic Shoes
Mar 23 @ 10:30 pm – Mar 24 @ 3:00 am

mystic shoes

The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

Mar
30
Fri
Retro Night
Mar 30 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 31 @ 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
6
Fri
The Comedy Bothy with Liam Farrelly
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Comedy Bothy April


The Comedy Bothy returns for April Antics with special guest Liam Farrelly (Glasgow) plus top comics from the Highlands and Beyond!

The Comedy Bothy is a groundbreaking monthly free entry comedy club at Mad Hatters (first floor of Hootananny) that has given valuable stage time to emerging comics from the Highlands as well as featuring guest headliners such as Phil Kay, Billy Kirkwood and Vladmir MacTavish!

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

May
5
Sat
The Mystic Shoes
May 5 @ 10:30 pm – May 6 @ 3:00 am

mystic shoes

The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

May
25
Fri
Retro Night
May 25 @ 9:30 pm – May 26 @ 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

Jun
15
Fri
The Little Kicks
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 16 @ 3:00 am

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he Little Kicks are a 4 piece band based in Scotland who have a reputation for their own distinctive brand of heartfelt electronic indie rock music. The band have a new record entitled “Shake Off Your Troubles” which is out now!

The band’s last album, “Put Your Love In Front Of Me” (released in late 2013) was part funded by Creative Scotland and met with critical acclaim both in the UK and further afield in Europe. Several album tracks including the lead single “Girl” and it’s B-side (“a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”) have enjoyed national radio airplay on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio Scotland and XFM. Following the album’s release the band completed three successful headline tours of the UK & Europe to a great response and also toured as main support for Public Service Broadcasting and We Were Promised Jetpacks in the UK.

Previously to “Put Your Love In Front Of Me”, the band’s debut album “Boxing Clever” was released in June 2009 and the bands second album release “The Little Kicks” was released on the 28th November 2011. Both releases received great critical acclaim in the UK music press and also found an audience further afield by being featured on several European and American blog and online radio sites.

The NME have said the band “produce a nice line in brittle funk alongside pocket epics they should be proud of” and IsThisMusic magazine have awarded each of the bands albums 4****/ 5 upon release. In the printed press The Scotsman named The Little Kicks as a “Band of the Year” and Q Magazine named the band as one of “Ten Scottish Bands You Maybe Haven’t Heard Of But Should”. The band have also previously been nominated as a finalist in the Best Live Act category in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards (Sama’s).

As well as touring in the UK and playing in Europe and Japan the band has enjoyed sharing stages with the likes of Foals, The Vaccines, Frightened Rabbit, Twilight Sad, Twin Atlantic, Maximo Park, Mystery Jets, Errors, Kooks, Editors, Wild Nothing, Maccabees and many more. The band has also performed at many of Scotland’s major music festivals including T In The Park, Belladrum, Insider, Brew At The Bog, Electric Fields, Solus, Kelburn Garden Party, Insider and many more.

Jun
29
Fri
Retro Night
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 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

The Mystic Shoes
Jun 29 @ 10:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 3:00 am

mystic shoes

The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

Jul
14
Sat
The Mystic Shoes
Jul 14 @ 10:30 pm – Jul 15 @ 3:00 am

mystic shoes

The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!

Jul
27
Fri
Retro Night
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 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

Aug
17
Fri
The Mystic Shoes
Aug 17 @ 10:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 3:00 am

mystic shoes

The best party band in the North!

Suckers for a good crowd the band set is an upbeat, bouncy, enjoyable affair resulting in slow country tunes being played at rock speed, rock tunes being played at reggae speed and reggae tunes played at punk speed!

Stick around for our resident Mad Hatters DJ afterwards until 3 am!