What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters
Indie Alt Pop from Falkirk, Scotland.
Band members Kevin Barnett, Kenny Doull, George Macaskil
The Gallowgate Murders
FFO Pavement, Sonic Youth, Trail of Dead, Nirvana
The tour of the decade, or, our little scarper round some lovely parts of the country making noise as we go.
“Very satisfying art-punk scronk with impeccable credentials and lineage.” – Adam Walton, BBC Wales
“Welsh three piece art rockers ¡Que Asco!’s debut album fully incapsulates the spirit of punk-rock and channels it through the sound of Sonic Youth, Pavement, Slints et al with fantastic results [….] ‘Reaper’ is a wonderfully unadorned record of the band’s desire to write short, sharp three minute pop songs which whilst sounding unpolished have a way of pulling you in.”
Shindig Magazine, July 2019
¡Que Asco! (“Kay assko”, Spanish for gross) came together with the singular aim of making a lot of noise and a dedication to raw, pure, powerful sound. Years spent touring as a folk musician and living a peaceful life in Spain left Joshua Caole desperate to get back to his hardcore roots.
Earth-616 promotions brings Pandacar back to the north for their first headline show at Inverness’ famous Mad Hatters.
Joining the good boy punks for the evening are Square Eyes with their swaggering seismic riffs, Glasgow based Indie-folk slingers Peplo, and local singer songwriter Kate Gregson-Macleod
Tickets available from the venue, Square Eyes and fatsoma.com/earth-616promotions
rhythm n soul n blues A stormin’ live band to dance to.
‘A banger! And it’s great!’ Craig Charles (bbc radio funk and soul show)
“Funky bunch of chaps, we like that” Stephen Duffy (the jazz house bbc radio Scotland)
“Very very good indeed” (the legend) Paul jones BBC radio 2
“Dexy’s with a touch of the Style Council” Huffington Post
“Time for some early morning soul” Tom morton (BBC radio Scotland )
“Storming diamond of an EP” scootering magazine
FORMED in 2000, Rooty Ma Toot Big Band has, over the years, included many of the top musicians around Inverness.
They have played at castles, Highland stately homes, corporate functions, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Stadium, festivals, clubs, many private functions, and featured several times on MFR.
Regular line up has piano, bass, drums, guitar, 3 or 4 trumpets, 3 or 4 trombones and 5 saxes. Guest vocalists appear often with the band. Big band swing, jazz, jump jive, Sixties soul – all regularly feature.
Join them between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm at Hoots for their Xmas Special on Saturday December 19th.
Some of Scotland’s best metal and punk acts will play Rock With Thee for MND in order to raise funds for MND Scotland.
The event is inspired by former local musician Sheree Gregg the Highland’s youngest person to be diagnosed with motor neurone disease in March this year.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles and may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.
The acts performing are:
Seed of Sorrow
The Starry Wisdom Cult
Please come along, rock out and support this very worthy cause.
Following the bands we will have a DJ set from our resident Mad Hatters DJ.
Bohemian Monk Machine are back in Inverness. Mad Hatters was a party and a half last time so the boys are coming back to the Highland Capital for a mad ain!
Bohemian Monk Machine are a 6 piece Funk band based in Perth, Scotland. The original founding members of the band have been long time collaborators since there school days before deciding to start a band based around there rhythmic based and improvised ethos. Since the band formed in November 2017 at a jam night, additional members have been added to the line up making the band a tighter and fuller sounding unit. After releasing there debut single the band have decided to showcase what they do around Scotland. Expect high energy funk mania and groove based original material.
After a year which has seen Lional release 2 well received singles, tour up and down the country, support icons Noel Gallagher and Edwyn Collins as well as performing a triumphant set at Belladrum’s main stage, the band will top it off with an intimate hometown performance at Madhatters.
Support comes from promising young upstarts The Citrus Scene.
Over 18s only.
Moteh Parrott is a highland based artist with a distinctive modern folk-rock sound, complementing reflective, uplifting lyrics with raw electric guitar and cello. Moteh’s music has been described as having a sound comparable with”…a Highland wilderness with all the sweeping colour and spirit which that encompasses.” (leedsmusicscene.net)
Moteh’s shows over the last year include Xpo North, Belladrum, Northern Roots, North Hop, The Ironworks and Eden Court Theatre. He is currently working towards his first release as a solo artist.
Square Eyes are a three piece rock trio from Inverness.
The band describe themselves as “We all love going to gigs so we thought the best way of getting in for free was by being on stage and so far no-ones noticed!
Our music focuses on the real-life grind, it’s straight to the point”.
The Dazed Digital Age
Saturday December 28th
FOR FANS OF: Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, LCD Soundsystem.
JIM GELLATLY SAYS: The Dazed Digital Age are the latest in a long line of acts that blur the boundaries between rock and electronic music.
The Dihydro are changing things up for this 1 and ditching the grunge to create a dirty dance set! expect something different from the norm!
Paul Maciver will be opening the evening with an acoustic arrangement of original material!
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza Returns with 3 floors of entertainment to bring in 2020! Tickets on sale now!<P>
Come join us at Hootananny for our annual Hogmanay Extravaganza on December 31st!<P>
Featuring 3 floors of entertainment:<P>
Hoots (Ground Floor) – Stompin’ Ceilidh Tunes from Hoodja as seen at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest and an on BBC Alba!<P>
Hatters (First floor) – The Guilty Pleasures are the north of Scotland’s most fun party band. From Madonna to Chic, Queen to Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson to Prince, a set of non stop floor fillers!<P>
Glow Bar (Top Floor) – Resident DJ plus a wide selection of cocktails available for purchase.
Album “Keep Your Mad Hat On” available on Spotify, Amazon , Apple and ITunes and at gigs.
Anna Sweeney plays Inverness Mad Hatters on Saturday 17th January, joined by LILURA.
Over 18s, doors 9.30pm
“I can hear this all over Radio 1” – Vic Galloway, BBC Introducing
“Glorious” – Nicola Meighan, BBC Scotland
Anna Sweeney has had a special 2019. The release of singles “Way Back When” and “Change the Way I Dress”, both championed by BBC Radio Scotland, saw her take her first steps into an exciting new level of momentum. Her sparkling live shows rained hook-laden “proper pop” all year, including at Austin’s SXSW festival and King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival. Anna prides herself on skilful songwriting and attention to detail, and draws influence from pop heavyweights such as HAIM, Taylor Swift and Robyn. Catch her last show of the year at Sneaky Pete’s on Dec 28th!
“Exciting new alluring pop with sharp as hell beats”
Brand new and exciting independent artist hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, LILURA aims to captivate audiences with dark, electronic beats infused with fun, glittering, witch pop.