Mad Hatters Events

Jan
26
Fri
Carcer City w/ Sworn Against & Devil’s Queen
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 3:00 am

CarcerCity

Carcer City is a progressive metalcore band born in the Wirral in the northwest of England. They released their first studio material in 2009 called “The Life We Have Chosen.” The band’s style can roughly be described as an agressive, yet atmospheric take on both modern hardcore and metal music.


Stick about for our resident DJs until 3 am!

Jan
27
Sat
Highland Battle League
Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 28 @ 3:00 am

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Highland Battle League launches at Mad Hatters!
First rap battle event in the north of Scotland. Scottish battle rap legend Wee D against one of the fresehest new battlers that has came up in the last few years Ryza, ex champion of the king of the Ronalds mackenzie vs one of the funniest battlers around atm G-Mo and finally Fuzzy, a brand new face on the scene against a very old face whos been regaining alot of steam recently Jailz!


Plus live performances from Wee D, THC, Intelli Gents and a DJ set from Butterscotch (Spring Break)!

Feb
2
Fri
The Comedy Bothy with special guest OBIE
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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The Comedy Bothy returns for 2018 to Mad Hatters! Featuring top local comics from across the Highlands plus special guest Obie!
Obie is a Scottish comedy legend who is highly regarded as one of the most naturally talented comedians on the circuit today. He will take you on a surreal journey filled with laughter. He has been performing stand up for 18 years and regularly performs at clubs across the country.

KIOKO (Gig of the Month)
Feb 2 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 3:00 am

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Following the release of the ‘True What You Say’ EP, multi-cultural Birmingham band, KIOKO get set to release their follow up ‘Let’s Be Frank’.

Having released a hard-hitting documentary styled video earlier this year for ‘Deadly Roots’ (the lead track from the ‘True What You Say’ EP) the boys have been busy in the studio getting to work on their current project ‘Let’s Be Frank’. ‘Deadly Roots’ used strong lyrics and rhythmic melodies to spread a message that fits in with todays ever-changing society, a message of realness and respectfulness to others and one that they will continue to see through in their new release.

As well as being solid in the studio KIOKO pride themselves on giving a high standard of lively and memorable shows with high adrenalin and energetic performances set to win over audiences old and new. During the last EP they were gaining radio support from Huw Stephens’ show on BBC Radio 1, Huey Morgan’s show on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 1Xtra (who played favoured track taken from the EP, ‘Don’t Keep Me Waiting’ for a week) and had already had performed with a great variety of artists including Tinie Tempah, Tinchy Stryder, The Specials, The Musical Youth and Youngblood Brassband.

Feb
3
Sat
Seedlings Saturday w/ The Youth and Young, The Hollows & Beta Waves
Feb 3 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 4 @ 3:00 am

The Youth and the Young
The Youth and Young a self described noisey folk band from Scotland headline the first Seedlings Saturday at Mad Hatters of 2018, as seen at Belladrum Festival and XpoNorth.
FFO: Admiral Fallow, Fatherson and The Twilight Sad.

The Hollows
The Hollows are your next favourite rock n roll band….you just don’t know it yet! Based in Glasgow, the Hollows are bringing back big tunes, proper guitar parts and choruses that will be ringing in your ears for days.
FFO: Alabama 3, Arctic Monkeys and The Fall.

Beta Waves

Beta Waves are a duo from Dundee set for big things!
FFO: LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture and Editors.

Feb
10
Sat
Smoking Jeffreys
Feb 10 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 11 @ 3:00 am

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Smoking Jeffreys are an Edinburgh band playing a range of soft acoustic music to upbeat dance-your-shoes-off songs.

Feb
16
Fri
All So Simple & Table For Four
Feb 16 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 3:00 am

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Formed in the “great Scottish summer” of 2015, All So Simple aren’t much more than four friends from the city of Inverness with a passion for music, pizza and having an all round good time.
From small beginnings at the occasional charity show and mid week pub gig, All So Simple have since gone on to perform alongside the likes of Buzzcocks, Vukovi, Single By Sunday and by popular demand, open for the family friendly Rock ’n’ Wrestle event.

Table For Four
Starting early-mid 2017 with just Sarah and Mads as a two piece under the name of Bunny and the Bear performing gigs here and there we have taken on two new members mid-late 2017 (Ryan, honda – Drummer, bassist) and are now called Table For Four.

Feb
17
Sat
Dixie Fried @ Mad Hatters
Feb 17 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 18 @ 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.

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!

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
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.