What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Dec
15
Fri
Ernest Rambles @ Hootananny
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm

Ernest RamblesDave Rudge is a singer songwriter from Birmingham who learned his craft in the Cornwall music
scene.

After meeting a Scottish lass, a few years in Nottingham and roaming round the globe he moved to
the Highlands.

He then stole a ready made rhythm section from a struggling covers band on the condition that Martin took up the double bass.
Ernest Rambles was formed.

Martin Bell on the double bass
Sam Lumsden on the drums
Ashley MacKay on vocals

OceanCode
Support comes from OceanCode a four-piece folk-pop band coming together from all across Scotland. Formed in Edinburgh in late 2016, the band features vocalist/guitarist Ruth Gillies from Inverness, bassist Morgan Smith from Aberdeen, guitarist/vocalist Peter Wall from Dumfries and drummer David Burns from Glasgow. Since forming, they have received warm reactions from shows at Sneaky Pete’s, The Mash House, Electric Circus and King Tuts.

Dec
16
Sat
Dixie Fried @ Mad Hatters
Dec 16 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 3:00 am


Dixie Fried are a 2 piece, up-beat, blues inspired rock band from Central Scotland. They write songs about things we all witness in our own life experiences, from long car journeys to drunken nights to the ‘special’ characters that every town and village have bouncing through every street. However, they do tell each story to a background of Americana inspired rhythmic hypnotic blues music.

The backbeat of each song has a pulse that sings to your soul through Murphy’s drums, then you find yourself lost in music as Lamie’s captivating and alluring guitar style wondering why have you never found Dixie Fried before now ? With inspirations coming from RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, with the more contemporary North Mississippi Allstars and very early Black Keys it is easy to hear their hero’s influence but still capturing the dry yet clever, Scottish wit within the lyrics.

Dec
22
Fri
Mad Friday w/ EZRA
Dec 22 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 23 @ 3:00 am

EZRA


Join us for Mad Friday with EZRA playing various styles of music from Rock, Pop, Country, Irish, Scottish, Reggae, Easy Listening from the 50’s through to the present day!


Stick about for our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am!

Dec
23
Sat
Foggy City Orphan
Dec 23 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 24 @ 3:00 am

FCO

Glasgow quartet Foggy City Orphan are brothers John and Paul McLinden on guitar and vocal duties, with school friends Michael Valente on bass and Stephen Sweeney on drums. Taken from their debut album, which was produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand), the band release new single Fake News Blues – a short, sharp slice of topical indie/rock – on 9 October. The single has gained airplay courtesy of Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and Billy Sloan via BBC Radio Scotland, and the band played the XpoNorth and TRNSMT festivals earlier this year. Catch them live on 26 October when they headline a BBC Introducing gig at King Tut’s in Glasgow.

Excerpt from https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/music/under-the-radar-foggy-city-orphan-1-4571282

Support comes from Forres alt rock trio Wasted Years!

Dec
26
Tue
Guilty Pleasures
Dec 26 @ 9:30 pm

Guilty Pleasures


‘Everyone has at least one, we have a whole night full of them!!

The Guilty Pleasures are Inverness’ newest party band playing nothing but dance floor fillers, songs you love along with a few that you may not admit to loving. Expect a dash of 80’s, some Disco, Funk, Rock and of course a sprinkle unashamedly awesome pop.’

Dec
27
Wed
Josephine Sillars + The Manic Pixie Dreams
Dec 27 @ 9:30 pm

Josephine Sillars


Josephine Sillars + The Manic Pixie Dreams are a band based in Glasgow who write jazz infused pop music with a political twist. They have performed extensively across Scotland as well as in Europe and internationally, including local festivals such as XpoNorth, Celtic Connections, Kelburn Garden Party and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. New single ‘Down’ was released on the 27/10/17 followed by their first UK tour.


Support comes from Conor Heafey.

Dec
31
Sun
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza @ Hootananny
Dec 31 2017 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 2:00 am


Come along and enjoy two floors of music on Sunday December 31st.


Live Scottish Traditional on our ground floor featuring the stomping sounds of Hoodja as seen on BBC alba for Belladrum Festival and also featuring an array of guests from the Scottish Traditional music scene with an equal measure of talent and good craic which will have you dancing from the very start of the night this Hogmanay!


Finishing off the night will be Gleadhraich a celtic rock band from Carnoustie, Angus as seen at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest amongst other events across the country!

On our first floor Mad Hatters we have the best party band with the fantastic Mystic Shoes!

Also we will have an amazing selection of cocktails in the Glow Bar on our top floor!

Jan
12
Fri
Rabbit Punch
Jan 12 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 13 @ 3:00 am


“The band have been labelled blues punk and you can kinda see why, with everyone from Motley Crew to Black flag listed as musical influences. They reminded me of The Doors at times with their rough blues sound” (The Moshville Times)


After forming four years ago Rabbit Punch played various venues across Scotland and produced their first EP titled ‘Dust and Bones’. The band has continued to gig through several line up changes and has come full circle again after taking time out with the current line up to write music and start getting it out there.


They’re time in the studio has been very productive and they look forward to releasing another EP in 2018 as well as playing their new material at live venues.

Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

Feb
23
Fri
The Mystic Shoes
Feb 23 @ 10:30 pm – Feb 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
2
Fri
Retro Night
Mar 2 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 3:00 am

Come with us on now on a journey
Through time and space, To the world of Retro Night!


Retro Night takes you on a time tunnel through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with popular local singer Heidi Munro as your host.
Described by many as “Biggest voice in Inverness” the charismatic Heidi Munro is not to be missed!

Retro Night – First Friday of every month 9.30 pm – till 3 am!
Stand Up Comedy
Retro Singer
DJ Cheese

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!

Apr
6
Fri
Retro Night
Apr 6 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 7 @ 3:00 am

Come with us on now on a journey
Through time and space, To the world of Retro Night!


Retro Night takes you on a time tunnel through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with popular local singer Heidi Munro as your host.
Described by many as “Biggest voice in Inverness” the charismatic Heidi Munro is not to be missed!

Retro Night – First Friday of every month 9.30 pm – till 3 am!
Stand Up Comedy
Retro Singer
DJ Cheese

May
4
Fri
Retro Night
May 4 @ 9:30 pm – May 5 @ 3:00 am

Come with us on now on a journey
Through time and space, To the world of Retro Night!


Retro Night takes you on a time tunnel through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with popular local singer Heidi Munro as your host.
Described by many as “Biggest voice in Inverness” the charismatic Heidi Munro is not to be missed!

Retro Night – First Friday of every month 9.30 pm – till 3 am!
Stand Up Comedy
Retro Singer
DJ Cheese

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!

Jun
1
Fri
Retro Night
Jun 1 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 2 @ 3:00 am

Come with us on now on a journey
Through time and space, To the world of Retro Night!


Retro Night takes you on a time tunnel through the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with popular local singer Heidi Munro as your host.
Described by many as “Biggest voice in Inverness” the charismatic Heidi Munro is not to be missed!

Retro Night – First Friday of every month 9.30 pm – till 3 am!
Stand Up Comedy
Retro Singer
DJ Cheese

Jun
29
Fri
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!