What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Jan
11
Fri
The Broken Ravens – with Twister and Little Hands of Silver @ Mad Hatters
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 12 @ 3:00 am

THE BROKEN RAVENS with support from TWISTER and LITTLE HANDS OF SILVER

_DSC6132“The Broken Ravens – Gritty Scottish Rock from the Isle of Lewis”….. Shockwave Magazine

TBR are a 5 piece hard rock band, based in Stornoway and formed in 2014.

At the moment they are finishing mastering their latest EP, recorded in Laurel Canyon(Los Angeles) at Danny Hutton’s (Three Dog Night) Canyon Hut home studio.

Danny’s son Dash (HIAMS) and Charles Clark (Astrid/Our Lunar Activities) produced the recording, which was then sent to Grammy Award winning producer Simon Gogerly (U2, Paloma Faith) to mix.

The band have been to the US twice playing venues like The Whisky a Go Go, The Viper Room and The Canyon Club to very warm receptions, and have a small tour in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Orange County & San Diego of around five shows lined up for next Spring along with various other opportunities in the US.

The band will also be returning to Bulgaria, Eastern Europe where they headlined the Midalidare main stage alongside Rock giants Dee Snider, Doro and Gotthard, leaving lasting impressions and appearing on National TV as well as featured on prime time radio.

The bands debut EP was released in February last year, with a track synced to Team Rock (Metal Hammer), featured in IQ magazine, The Scotsman, STV news and on BBC radio. Adrenaline PR serviced all PR for the sync and release.

Their endeavours even caught the attention of Rod Smallwood (Iron Maiden) who noted how tight the band was, going as far as to note tracks he particularly liked from the bands first release.

So be sure to check them out in Inverness at Mad Hatters for what is sure to be a great show!

https://soundcloud.com/thebrokenravens/sets/santa-muerta-sampler/s-y022S

Twister – Twister are a high energy Rock band of the highest order. Their anthemic songs are bursting at the seams with soaring guitars, gripping and unforgettable melodies, and unbeatable choruses. These 4 North-East Lads are absolutely going for it, and you can see just how passionate they are in their live performances! If you haven’t seen them live yet, make it a priority as you will not forget the name Twister!

Twister have sold out O2 Academy 2’s and other venues around the country on their last headline tour for their latest album release ‘Combined State of Mind’. Well gigged and ready to go at the drop of a hat, Twister have played alongside huge names such as Status Quo, Bumblefoot (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Jools Holland, Texas, Scouting For Girls, Electric Six, Simple Minds and many, many more!

“These are my ones to watch!”- Johnny Doom, Kerrang! Radio “I love all of your original material!”- Francis Rossi, Status Quo “A skill for writing witty, memorable Rock tracks. Excellent anthems. Very strong, with just the right mixture of rawness, showmanship and technical precision ensuring they had the crowd clapping and singing along, leaving a lasting impression.”- Surface Unsigned

www.Facebook.com/TwisterUK

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc9FMSMYV6UcS-9p7rmCcdw

Jan
25
Fri
Drag Night
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 26 @ 3:00 am

Drag night

Mad Hatters invites you to attend our monthly Drag Night!

On the last Friday of each month we host an international Drag Queen bringing a night of hilarity and entertainment not to be missed.

Free entry followed by the funky and soulful sounds of DJ Marvellous until 3am.

Jan
26
Sat
Ashley and the Cosmonauts
Jan 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:00 am

ashley-4Ashley and The Cosmonauts are a 5 piece Highland based folk rock group fronted by Ashley Mackay.
Previous highlights include appearances at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest amongst other festivals.

Feb
1
Fri
The Comedy Bothy
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mad Hatters monthly comedy night The Comedy Bothy returns to Mad Hatters for 2019 with special guest Monty Burns.
The Liverpool comic has performed across yeh country at the likes of Breakneck Comedy Club, Laughing Horse, Gonzos and Laugh Train Home whilst receiving high praise from the likes of:
“Striking, strident comedy packed with emotion and pathos to make you laugh and make you think” – BBC
Really enjoyed his set, very funny” – Johnny Vegas
He may not own the nuclear powerplant in Springfield but he is hilariously funny
– STV
Also on the bill are top comics from the Highlands and beyond!
The Local Honeys
Feb 1 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 3:00 am

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The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley (right) from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs (left) from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains.

They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.”

Including both traditional and original songs, “Little Girls” showcases the Honey’s ability to tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound, and tell a damn good story.

The Honeys are ideal for private events, festivals, square dances, music camps, weddings, and capable of leading various workshops on Kentucky stylings of the fiddle and banjo, vocal techniques and songwriting. The Local Honeys have toured heavily across the Southeast and the U.S. as well as internationally as ambassadors of Appalachian music. If scheduling is cooperative, The Local Honeys are available as a duo, trio, or full string band to add even more energy to their lively show.

Feb
8
Fri
This Machine/Ramanan Ritual
Feb 8 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 9 @ 3:00 am

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This Machine are an Inverness super group formed from the ashes of The Rites, Echo 20 and RAAR. With an impressive list of gigs under their belt, including performances at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest & Woodzstock!

Support comes from Ramanan Ritual a truly eclectic group of individuals making their Mad Hatters debut. Following the performance from both bands, we will have our resident DJ Beatz playing until 0300 to keep you dancing.

Doors open 2130! Entry? FREE!

Feb
15
Fri
Stetsonhead
Feb 15 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 12:00 am

Stetsonhead

Stetsonhead are a self described Country Trash band from Inverness. A band full of experience and talent including, Ali Dooner, Craig Aitkinhead,Willie MacAskill and Robin Abbot.

Feb
16
Sat
Uniform, Featuring Katie Hurt Band
Feb 16 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 12:00 am
Feb
22
Fri
Drag Night
Feb 22 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 23 @ 3:00 am

Drag night

Mad Hatters invites you to attend our monthly Drag Night!

On the last Friday of each month we host an international Drag Queen bringing a night of hilarity and entertainment not to be missed.

Free entry followed by the funky and soulful sounds of DJ Marvellous until 3am.

Feb
23
Sat
FRANCO
Feb 23 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 3:00 am

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Franco are a fabulously entertaining, young, contemporary and versatile band with outstanding vocals coming to Mad Hatters to perform for you!

Mixing phenomenal musicianship with professional experience; classic tunes from the 60’s  to present day, Franco play from an extensive repertoire with something for everyone to enjoy. Door from 2130 til late!

We then have DJ Bobby to carry the night up until 0300 to play you the best in rock, pop and indie. Free entry for all!

Mar
16
Sat
The Rah’s/Park Circus
Mar 16 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 3:00 am

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THE RAH’S are a 4 piece Rock band from Prestonpans, Scotland

Jack Mc Leod (guitar/vocals)
Jordan Mc Intyre (guitar/b.vocals)
Lee Brown (Bass/b.vocals)
Neale Gray (drums)

Over the past couple of years THE RAH’S have been busy writing and recording and releasing original material at the highest level . Now beginning to turn heads in the music business from LA to London and beyond, its one review better than the other in music press right across the world ,THE RAH’S are not about following trends, they are about setting new ones.

Support comes from local Inverness group Park Circus!

Stick about for our resident DJ until 3 am!

Mar
29
Fri
Drag Night
Mar 29 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 30 @ 3:00 am

Drag night

Mad Hatters invites you to attend our monthly Drag Night!

On the last Friday of each month we host an international Drag Queen bringing a night of hilarity and entertainment not to be missed.

Free entry followed by the funky and soulful sounds of DJ Marvellous until 3am.

Apr
12
Fri
Ashley and the Cosmonauts
Apr 12 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 13 @ 12:00 am

ashley-4Ashley and The Cosmonauts are a 5 piece Highland based folk rock group fronted by Ashley Mackay.
Previous highlights include appearances at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest amongst other festivals.

May
11
Sat
GIRDERS
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – May 12 @ 3:00 am

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Mad Hatters teams up with The Tooth & Claw to present GIRDERS!

The event is a mini-festival over 2 venues showcasing some the heaviest and rockiest acts from the North of Scotland and featuring:

Zombie Militia
King Kobalt
The Broken Ravens
Devils Queen
Kryora
Catalysis
Below The Neck
Isolates
Devil Within
Overrun

Free Entry!

After the bands finish join us for our resident Mad Hatters DJ until 3 am!

 

 

May
31
Fri
Drag Night
May 31 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 1 @ 3:00 am

Drag night

Mad Hatters invites you to attend our monthly Drag Night!

On the last Friday of each month we host an international Drag Queen bringing a night of hilarity and entertainment not to be missed.

Free entry followed by the funky and soulful sounds of DJ Marvellous until 3am.

Jun
15
Sat
The Naked Feedback
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm

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The Naked Feedback are a 4-piece rock group that hail from Glasgow: made up of Jack, Derek, and brothers Dean and Callum.
The artist has gained their reputation in the last 2 years through their high quality music videos with attention grabbing visuals and thought provoking stories. Their latest single ‘The Goodbye’ reached over 40k views on social media inside 2 weeks and has been played by half a dozen of Scotland’s biggest football teams during the beginning of the year.

Now they are coming to Mad Hatters to preform for you. It is a night not to be missed.