What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

For 19 years, Hootananny has been promoting the best grass roots music in Scotland. Mumford and Sons, Sam Fender, Jake Bugg, Dougie Mclean and Skerryvore have all played the venue.

The building is a lovely traditional Victorian Inverness old sweety shop with traditional Scottish music on our ground floor and indie, hiphop,ska and rock upstairs on the Madhatters stage.

The family run business has been awarded Scotland’s Best Live Music Venue 2019 by Scottish Bar and Pub Awards and Best Inverness Pub of the Year, 8 years running, by Inverness City Advertiser. Open daily for pub drinkers, we have a delicious Scottish menu of traditional dishes cooked to perfection from 6 pm.

Mar
26
Sat
Ska March with Big Fat Panda
Mar 26 @ 9:30 pm

Ska March

Join us every Saturday at Mad Hatters, Inverness for Ska March!

Featuring the best Ska bands in Scotland live and onstage from 9 pm!

Our final Ska March finishes up with Big Fat Panda from Edinburgh.

Whatever the occasion, Big Pat Panda generate an enormous amount of energy through their live performances and are an act that you simply do not want to miss!

Apr
1
Fri
Meanstreak AC/DC Tribute – Night 1
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm

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The UKs best tribute to AC/DC comes to Mad Hatters for two explosive nights!

Meanstreak were formed by a group of huge fans of the greatest rock n roll band of all time with the goal of replicating the tone and huge sound of AC/DC.

The band covers all eras of AC/DC including Back In Black, Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck and You Shook Me All Night as well as songs not usually heard live such as Who Made Who, Sink The Pink & Heatseeker!

Band onstage 9 pm
Standing event
Ticket only valid for Night 1 – Friday April 1st

Apr
2
Sat
Meanstreak AC/DC Tribute – Night 2
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm

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The UKs best tribute to AC/DC comes to Mad Hatters for two explosive nights!

Meanstreak were formed by a group of huge fans of the greatest rock n roll band of all time with the goal of replicating the tone and huge sound of AC/DC.

The band covers all eras of AC/DC including Back In Black, Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck and You Shook Me All Night as well as songs not usually heard live such as Who Made Who, Sink The Pink & Heatseeker!

Band onstage 9 pm
Standing event
Ticket only valid for Night 2 – Saturday April 2nd

Apr
7
Thu
Morganway support from Kezia Gill
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

Morganway

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Striking six-part harmonies, energetic rhythms, catchy songs, and a fiercely formidable live act – Morganway have made quite the impression on the UK’s rising Americana scene. This Americana rock band is “like no other band out there right now…reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac” (Entertainment Focus). The band released their self-titled debut album in August 2019 to widespread acclaim (including praise from Whispering Bob Harris). Their single ‘Let Me Go’ won Classic Rock’s Track of The Week, followed by a string of successful summer festivals (Glastonbury, Black Deer and Millport Country to name a few), and a sell-out national tour. They were described by Maverick Magazine as “One of the best and most exciting prospects to emerge in a long time.” 2021 saw the band sign with booking agent Midnight Mango and win ‘Best Group’ at the British Country Music Awards. With the release of brand new music and their most extensive UK tour yet, 2022 promises to be an even bigger year for Morganway, joining and celebrating the resurgence of a live music scene we’ve all been waiting for.

Kezia Gill

Kezia Gill appearing at this event

Derby Based Singer/Songwriter Kezia Gill is a country singer-songwriter who took home the award for ‘Best Female’ at this years BCMA Awards in 2019.

Apr
15
Fri
The Man From Delmonte
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm

The man from Delmonte

Rock gods The Man from Delmonte are the most exciting band to launch onto the UK wedding and events scene for a generation. Their set list is a great mash of the best rock / pop covers from the last 50 years, all delivered with energy and style.

Onstage 9 pm at Mad Hatters!

Apr
16
Sat
The Man From Delmonte
Apr 16 @ 9:00 pm

The man from Delmonte

Rock gods The Man from Delmonte are the most exciting band to launch onto the UK wedding and events scene for a generation. Their set list is a great mash of the best rock / pop covers from the last 50 years, all delivered with energy and style.

Onstage 9 pm at Mad Hatters!

Apr
22
Fri
Aidan Ryles + Trading Places support from K.I.A.N & DMAC
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm

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A night of emerging talent with a headline performance from local perfomer Aidan Ryles + Trading Places support from K.I.A.N & DMAC!

Limited tickets available!

Apr
23
Sat
Arranthrax – Scotland’s Only Tribute to Anthrax
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm

Formed in summer of 2018, ArrAnthrax are the UK’s only (to our knowledge) tribute to thrash legends Anthrax.
ArrAnthrax are five veteran musicians of the Glasgow metal scene. All brought up on a heady mix of old school metal, the band found it hard to believe that no-one had tried to do an Anthrax tribute and decided to take it upon themselves to set things right!
Covering the very best and more from the Turbin, Belladonna, and Bush eras, the band aim to bring the very best of Anthrax to your ears.

Apr
29
Fri
For Ukraine
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Hootananny Ukraine Poster

Members of the Inverness musician community come together along with friends from further afield to perform a fundraiser over two nights at Hootanananny and Mad Hatters on Friday April 29th and Market Bar on Saturday April 30th.

Entry by donation.

Apr
30
Sat
Jazz Fink Day Club
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Iconic Inverness club Jazz Fink returns for a special post lockdown day club on Saturday April 30th from 3 pm – 7 pm at Mad Hatters above Hootananny!

Free entry
Over 18’s only!

May
27
Fri
Dictator plus support
May 27 @ 8:00 pm

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Dictator are the next Scottish anthem makers.
“Selling out shows throughout the country. Dictator are the atmospheric rock band here to make you feel the depths of the human soul” – Former BBC Radio1 DJ Phil Taggart

Heartbreaking ballads and foot stomping indie bangers. This is a band with a strong focus on collaboration and an outspoken social conscious, they are vocal supporters of their local scene and have an intimate connection with their fanbase. Combining this with tongue in cheek social media antics and playful live performances ensures they are a consistent must see live act.
Inspirations are worn on their sleeves with clear nods to Gorillaz, Primal Scream,Glass Animals, Alt-J, Beck and London Grammar. They insist on pushing their musical boundaries, defying all labels and expectations and creating their own unique blend of Electronic Indie Pop.

Jun
3
Fri
wrest plus Support SOLD OUT
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm

Wrest

wrest is a Scottish indie band, making music from Edinburgh’s Old Town. The sound combines soaring guitars with layered lyrics and heartfelt melodies.

Jun
8
Wed
Inverness Piping Society
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

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The Piping Society meet Wednesday June 8th and will play usually play for about an hour to an hour and a half, everybody is welcome regardless of experience. Come and play or just come to listen!

Jun
10
Fri
Spiders on Mars – David Bowie Tribute Night 1
Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm

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Glasgow band Spiders on Mars The UKs premier tribute to David Bowie comes to Mad Hatters for 1 of 2 great nights!

Fronted by Inverness musician Andy Duncan with a set list of classic 70’s & 80’s material from the Bowie catalogue including Rebel Rebel, Changes, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, All the Young Dudes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Absolute Beginners, Let’s Dance, Heroes and many more!

Jun
11
Sat
Spiders on Mars – David Bowie Tribute Night 2
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm

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Glasgow band Spiders on Mars The UKs premier tribute to David Bowie comes to Mad Hatters for 1 of 2 great nights!

Fronted by Inverness musician Andy Duncan with a set list of classic 70’s & 80’s material from the Bowie catalogue including Rebel Rebel, Changes, Ashes to Ashes, Ziggy Stardust, All the Young Dudes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, Absolute Beginners, Let’s Dance, Heroes and many more!

Jun
17
Fri
K.I.A.N. support from Dmac and Eve MacLennan
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

KIAN

K.I.A.N Kian Metcalfe or better known by his stage name (K.I.A.N), Is a Recording Artist and Producer originating from the Highlands of Scotland, now based in Glasgow. He has taken his Bedroom Hip Hop Productions from beginning at the age 16 and amplified his complexity of his song writing skills and production showing why he is one to look out for in the near future.

Through various story telling K.I.A.N unveils his true colours on singles such as “Ghost” and the live performance of “Take One Freestyle” with slick flows at the age of 19 has earned some respect among many veteran artists across Scotland. while recording with the production company UP2STNDRD , featuring on their Take One Freestyle series on YouTube has shown the capabilities of Kian’s illustrious rap flow. With creating his own production alongside his mature story telling has became a very respected artist and producer. Kian is pushing himself in the underground scene of Scottish Hip Hop.

Support comes from Dmac and Eve MacLennan.