Mad Hatters Events

Jun
4
Sat
The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Jun 4 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 5 @ 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
18
Sat
TwentyTen and Netsounds presents Adam Stafford @ Hootananny
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm

Adam Stafford

Adam Stafford is taking himself out on the road with his good friend and fellow musician/producer Robbie Lesiuk.  They are promoting Adam’s brilliant new album, Taser Revelations, his first album in nearly three years following the widely acclaimed Imaginary Walls Collapse in 2013.

The Falkirk musician, film director and Wise Blood Industries label founder recorded the album at The Happiness Hotel, Song by Toad’s newly acquired warehouse recording space.  The album features producer and multi-instrumentalist Robbie Lesiuk performing a variety of instruments including steel drums, organ and piano.

Upbeat Sneakers @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Jun 18 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 19 @ 3:00 am

Bringing a young, vibrant approach to ska, Upbeat Sneakers are a ska band for a new generation. Proper ska lifers, despite being a gang of kids from Merthyr Tydfil, Upbeat Sneakers bring rough and fresh bursts of energy and swagger to their chosen genre. Fusing classic Prince Buster style to the kind of boisterousness that the Libertines or Artic Monkeys used to have, it’s ska heaven in a pint glass, like a Wetherspoons on Bond Street, so get stuck right in.

Jun
19
Sun
Acoustic Sunday Presents: Tom Walker @ Hootananny
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 2:00 am


TOM WALKER

Raised in Manchester on his father’s extensive record collection, multi-instrumentalist Tom Walker has developed a unique style that blends J Dilla inspired hip-hop beats with electronic sounds, layered on top of his soulful and gritty vocal. His debut track ’Sun Goes Down’ incorporates a sample from a 1930’s rendition of the work song ‘I’ll Be So Glad When The Sun Goes Down’, as he explores the idea of the oppression that still remains in the modern world, an issue Tom feels strongly about. “Despite certain aspects changing for the better, many negative aspects still remain in society,” he says. “Even though we think we are free, we are still slaves to society.”

 

www.soundcloud.com/iamtomwalker

www.facebook.com/iamtomwalker

www.twitter.com/iamtomwalker

www.instagram.com/iamtomwalker

Jun
22
Wed
Sinderins @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their name is taken from a well-known junction in Dundee which represents the band, where five singers and songwriters come together as one.

Their debut album, full of surreal folk mixed with carefully craftedpop, was produced by Grammy winner Matt Lawrence and is setting tongues wagging at a glimpse.

Sinderins are Stevie Anderson, Gavin McGinty, Tom Barbour, Billy Fisher and David Webster.

Jun
24
Fri
DJ Moneyshot @ Hootananny
Jun 24 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 3:00 am

DJ Moneyshot

He’s been dubbed “stupidly talented” by The Guardian, and his mixtapes have been included in Rolling Stone magazine’s top 25 of all time. As one half of dance floor funk outfit, The Allergies, he’s topped digital charts, and been championed regularly on BBC 6Music. Solo he’s rocked spots across the globe, with a scratch-heavy mash-up party style on the decks that is as infectious as it is jaw-dropping.

 

As a resident on Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel radio Moneyshot has developed an eclectic taste for dope beats, and recent world tours with DJ Cheeba and DJ Food (with the super ill four deck ‘n’ video tribute to the Beastie Boy’s Paul’s Boutique album) have tightened his skills on the ones and twos to a deadly point.

 

With a debut album from The Allergies in the pipeline, and a busy gig schedule lined up, there’s no better time to catch this rising DJ star in a town near you.

Jun
25
Sat
@ Hootananny
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Youth and The Young

Taking the energy of Celtic rock and marrying it to the exuberance of modern Scottish indie-folk, Gestures – the debut album from Edinburgh’s The Youth And Young – proves that past comparisons to Arcade Fire aren’t all that far off the mark.

As has been the case since their debut EP dropped two years ago, the band’s dynamism takes its cue from the alternating, overlapping vocals of Ryan McGlone and Alice Anderson. But the eight tracks on new album “Gestures” are painted on a bigger canvas than anything before them, with wide-reaching melodies and heftier production thrusting the songs into a space between, say, Admiral Fallow and Broken Records.

The expanded strings on Blueprints and howling guitar on Escher Drawn are just two examples of how every individual element is now working harder within the united force of the seven-piece band.

Dylan Tierney

Dylan is and 18 year old singer/songwriter from Inverness.  He began writing music at the early age of 12 and had recorded his first track by 15.  His song “Do you ever think” has had over 16 000 views on YouTube.

His music style can be described as Indie/Blues/Country and is influenced by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Jake Bugg and Johnny Cash.

In the past Dylan has played at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest, XPO North and recently supporting 90’s legends Space at the Ironworks.

After taking some time to write new material Dylan is ready for whatever this year will bring for him

Jun
26
Sun
Stephanie Inglis Fundraiser – An Evening of Prince Songs @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday June 26th Mad Hatters (first floor of Hootananny) will play host to an Evening of Prince songs in order to raise funds for Stephanie Inglis.

Stephanie Inglis, Scotland’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth silver medallist in Judo, is currently in
intensive care in a Hospital somewhere in Vietnam receiving medical care.

Stephanie was being taxied on a motor bike to a school in Vietnam where she has been teaching English to under privileged children for the last 4 months. Somewhere along this journey her dress was caught in the wheel and she was dragged off from her seat at high speeds and recieved severe injuries to her brain.

The gig is to help towards the medical costs for Steph’s care and the money raised gives her a higher chance of survival as it has already done, where at first the hospital told them to switch off her life support machine, but as soon as they heard about the media frenzy from the go fund me page set up by close friend Khalid, they started working hard to save Steph and now she has a 50% chance of survival.

It costs about £2000.00 a day for basic care in the hospital. On top of these costs, in order to get her flown back home, it will cost in the region of £120,000 for specially equipped aircraft.

Performing an evening of Prince songs on the night will be:

Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders
Sara Bills & The Has-Beens
Woodentooth
Dr. Wook
Emma Mitchell & Kevin Barnett
Carma

The night is organised by Miranda Neall & Hootananny Music Programmer Steve Robertson.

A second evening of music will be announced shortly for July.

Jul
30
Sat
The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Jul 30 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 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!

Aug
26
Fri
The Holy Ghost + Support @ Hootananny
Aug 26 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 3:00 am

The Holy Ghosts

The Holy Ghosts formed in January 2012 to spread the good word of the rock n roll gospel. They are a five-piece band from Edinburgh playing Rock n’ Roll/Country with a dash of the Blues.

They draw inspiration from the R’n’B, Country Rock and Americana bands of the 60s and 70s and apply a unique twist of Scottish young manhood.

Performing live remains the groups forte with the use of razor sharp guitars, wailing harmonica, honky tonk piano, spine tingling three part harmonies and charismatic stage presence make them an exciting live performance.

The Edinburgh five piece have been making an impact on the Scottish music scene with festival slots up and down the country. They have also played to a sold out crowd in the HMV Picture House, shared the stage with The Proclaimers at Heb Celt Festival and supported Alabama 3 at Glasgow’s 02 Academy. This has been topped off by supporting Status Quo in front of a sold out crowd of 5,500 thousand people in May 2014.

The band released their first EP ‘Devil On Your Side EP’ in March 2012 with Scottish producer Garry Boyle (Broken Records, The Banana Sessions and Stanley Odd) and Owen Morris (Oasis, The View), they went on to released their second EP – Voodoo Shakedown in March 2013. Both EP’s have been aired across the UK on the BBC, and have recently been played on various radio shows in the United States. This period for the band was completed with the release of their debut album, Ride Them Down, in May 2014. They celebrated the release with two sold out shows at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus and Glasgow’s Nice N’ Sleazy venues.

They picked up ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards 2013 and have also performed live on BBC ALBA for their RAPAL TV show, as well as a live session for Janice Forsyth’s Culture Studio on BBC Radio Scotland.

2014 finished with support slots with Big Country at Perth Concert Hall and Alabama 3 at The ABC in Glasgow, then a trip to the studio to release their first vinyl release, recorded with Robin Wynn Evans (Manic Street Preachers) which was released in March 2015. After successfully completing their first French tour the band have been up and down the UK playing sold out shows, recently being joined by the Libertines at the Blues Kitchen in Camden, London.

In August 2015, they announced their signing to San Diego based record label ‘RANDM Records’. Later this year The Holy Ghosts will start work on their second album and look forward to working in the US and Canada.

“A swinging Honky-tonk romp.”

The Scotsman
 
“The album is well produced, got that confident bluesy swagger down to a tee, really enjoying the vocals too” 
Ally McCrae BBC RADIO 1
 
“The Holy Ghosts are the best live act on the Scottish music scene by far”
Owen Morris – Record Producer (Oasis, The Verve, The View)
 
Please stick along afterwards for our local DJs set
Aug
27
Sat
The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Aug 27 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 28 @ 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!

Sep
10
Sat
The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Sep 10 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 11 @ 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!

Sep
23
Fri
VOLKA + Support @ Hootananny
Sep 23 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 24 @ 3:00 am

Volka

Volka are a 5-piece hard rock band from Livingston, Scotland. Formed in early 2015, their sound is punchy, heartfelt and to the point – taking influence from acts like Basement, The Xcerts and Brand New.

Debut single ‘Wounds‘ received airplay from Amazing Radio DJs Jim Gellatly and Aaron Philips (Rockshow Track of the Week). Touring across Scotland in late 2015, the band have worked tirelessly through early 2016 to craft their debut record, due for release in the second half of 2016.

Oct
1
Sat
The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Oct 1 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 2 @ 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!

Oct
10
Mon
RNW Music presents Tail Feather @ Hootananny
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tailfeather

 

 

 

 

Formed in Berkshire and having carved out their own distinct niche with blues-driven anthems and glorious four part harmonies, Tail Feather have already accomplished a lot in their relatively short career, while their acclaimed live shows have also led to them hitting the road with the likes of Wolf Alice, White Denim and Fun Lovin’ Criminals.

Marrying slick guitar lines that feel as if they’ve been crafted in the Golden State and turning up the thick bass-induced grooves to 11, new single ‘Space Travel’ also carries on Tail Feather’s long-standing collaboration with producer Graham Dominy (Robert Plant, Ray Davies).

Undeniably cool and essentially timeless, Tail Feather continue to blaze their own distinct trail in today’s music scene with their retro-induced time vessel of euphoric hooks and blissful harmonies. The release of ‘Space Travel’ is only likely to win them more fans, and with their debut album to come later this year, 2016 is looking set to be a breakthrough year for one of the most exciting new bands out there.

Nov
5
Sat
The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Nov 5 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 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!