Mad Hatters Events

Jul
15
Fri
RNW MUSIC Presents – The Broken Ravens @ Hootananny
Jul 15 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 16 @ 3:00 am

The Broken Ravens

With an uncompromising and take no prisoners attitude to music, The Broken Ravens, off the recent success of their XPONorth performance and in preparation for performing in Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go-Go in November, are coming to the Highland Capital to play Mad Hatters.
“A HEADBANGING, FOOT STOMPING, RIP ROARING, FIREBALL OF FUZZ”, the solid back bone of musical content and masterful playing by the band, coupled with anarchic frontman Toby Michaels is something you need to experience live.

“The Broken Ravens – probably the best rock band you’ve never heard of … yet.

Outstandingly prolific, artistically gifted, endlessly ambitious, ceaselessly motivated and musically magnetising, the Ravens have crafted their new songs and signature sounds”
– New Rock Times

http://www.thebrokenravens.com

Support from Lawless and the Leash

 

Jul
24
Sun
Stephanie Inglis Fundraiser – An Evening of Prince Songs @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Jul 24 @ 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 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 received severe injuries to her brain.

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

Iain McLaughlin & The Outsiders
Woodentooth
Dr. Wook
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
29
Fri
Church Street Hip Hop Night @ Hootananny
Jul 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 30 @ 3:00 am



Church Street Hip Hop Night returns to Mad Hatters on Friday July 29th!

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
VOLTS (ACDC Tribute) @ Hootananny
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SCOTLAND’S NUMBER 1 AC/DC TRIBUTE ACT!

The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty! In the beginning, back in 1955, man didn’t know about a rock n roll show but five guys from Edinburgh are giving it a fair crack!

It was always gonna be a long way to the top if they wanted to rock n roll, but with a sound that will kick you in the teeth and shake you all night long Volts will walk all over you!

Formed in 2005 the band have gone from strength to strength and have now settled on the perfect line up to replicate the classic AC/DC sound – Craig (Angus), Willie (Bon/Brian), Dave (Cliff), John (Malcolm) and Iain (Phil) give no less than 100% every night in a two hour rock n roll extravaganza that will blow your head off!

Volts have played the Bon Scott memorial event in Kirriemuir, The Big Ball in Wrexham, the RenfrewFerry in Glasgow, The Albert Hall in Stirling and supported Saxon in The Picture House in Edinburgh… and many more venues nationwide. So if you got the money, We got the sound, You put it up and we’ll put it down.

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
8
Thu
Randolph’s Leap, w/Spare Snare @ Hootananny
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Randolph’s Leap

Randolph’s Leap are a Glasgow-based musical project ranging from a solo act to an eight-piece band. Nairn-born Adam Ross and friends have been writing pop music for unpopular people since 2010.

The band specialise in creating a joyous, brass-tinged folk-pop racket which has grabbed the attention of major cultural figures across the United Kingdom. An extensive back catalogue of DIY home recordings was topped off in 2014 with their first full-length album ‘Clumsy Knot’, released on Lost Map Records.

Recent years have seen the festival favourites curate a series of sell-out music and comedy events titled ‘I Can’t Dance To This Music’, feature Michael Fish in a video for setlist staple ‘Weatherman’ , record repeat sessions on 6Music and perform across the UK, including a solo tour with James Yorkston (Domino).

2016 (a leap year, naturally) sees the band release their second album with Olive Grove Records.

“They will be huge” – Ian Rankin, Scottish crime writer

“A band deserving of every shred of love and success which came Belle & Sebastian’s way” – The Scotsman

“Masters of melody… lo-fi indie-pop gems” – The Metro

“They’re ace!” – Marc Riley, BBC 6Music

Spare Snare

Folllowing on from a successful anniversary tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Live At Home’, Spare Snare are ready to rock the highlands for the first time, ever.  Releasing records on Jan’s own label for over 22 years, and with a catalogue of 10 albums and numerous singles, the 5 piece think it’s about time they headed north to play.

Their history includes;
4 John Peel Sessions, including an inclusion on the Peel Kats Karavan box set.
Live shows at Reading and T in the Park.
Firm favourites on the Boston played on College Radio.

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.

Sep
25
Sun
RNW Music presents Chuck Mosley @ Hootananny
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

 

 

 

Former Faith No More, Bad Brains and Cement vocalist Chuck Mosley comes to Mad Hatters, Inverness on Sunday Sept. 25th as part of his UK Introduce Yourself Tour.

The singer says he’s most looking forward to returning to the UK and mainland Europe. He adds: “I’ve always been a groupie of England and Europe, but the people are really nice. When you go to London it’s kinda
like L.A or New York, but I like it up North and Scotland. I just love it out there.

“I haven’t been out there in a long time and I can’t wait. No offence to America, it’s not the fans, or the kids, it’s just the distances between shows.”

Mosley is best known for joining Faith No More in 1985 and fronting the band for debut album We Care A Lot and follow-up Introduce Yourself. He was replaced by Mike Patton in 1988, but the pair shared vocal duties at a show in New York in 2010.

The tour is Chuck and a percussionist performing a set of acoustic songs from his back catalog (Faith No More, Bad brains, Cement, VUA & new stuff) whilst telling stories/answering questions/bad jokes.

Support comes from The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse.

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!

Nov
19
Sat
Tribal High @ Hootananny
Nov 19 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 20 @ 3:00 am

With tribal High’s new single, Husky, the band have supported Glasgow electro group Crash Club in both Glasgow and Aberdeen this April as well as many other gigs in thriving Scottish venues with hosts of emerging British groups. Husky’s proves no different to the bands previous single’s as its unearthly and eerie tone screams attitude and gets the blood pumping from the first seconds. With Tribal High’s usual appliance of strong, grooving bass and drum sections, mixed with the dirty overdriven guitar, topped with intricate powerful rapping and soothing harmonies brings a breath of fresh air to the Glasgow music scene.

 

Formed in early 2014, Tribal High broke on to the Scottish music scene with nothing but Raw attitude and atmospheric noise. leaving nothing unsaid and getting straight to the point, you are bound to move in some way when listening to these guys, live or recorded.

 

Rave Child

“with a catchy and sultry sound; mark this lot down as ones to watch”

 

Tenement Tv

“It has hints of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to it, but stands alone in its uniqueness”

 

“GLASGOW’S Tribal High have admirably stayed in their own lane and made music unlike anything else within the city’s bustling community.”

Stick about for Mad Hatters resident DJ until 3 am!

Dec
3
Sat
The Mystic Shoes @ Mad Hatters (above Hootananny)
Dec 3 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 4 @ 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!