What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Nov
30
Sat
Ghostwriter/ Emma Mitchell Band / The Girl That cried Wolf
Nov 30 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 12:00 am

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Indie Alt Pop from Falkirk, Scotland.

 

ghost writer

 

Emma Mitchell

 

Professional Singer Songwriter writing modern rock songs. Currently focusing on writing an album.
Band members Kevin Barnett, Kenny Doull, George Macaskil
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Dec
6
Fri
iQue Asco! & Gallowgate Murders
Dec 6 @ 10:30 pm – Dec 7 @ 12:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¡Que Asco!

The Gallowgate Murders

Richy Neil

Free entry
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.

Dec
7
Sat
Pandacar
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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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

Oxbow Lake Band
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 12:00 am

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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

Dec
13
Fri
RMT Big Band Xmas Special @ Hootananny
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

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.

Dec
14
Sat
Rock Thee for MND
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 12:00 am

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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
Zombie Militia
The Starry Wisdom Cult
Subvision
The Signal
Deadfire
Watchers Guard

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.

Dec
20
Fri
Bohemian Monk Machine
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 12:00 am

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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.

FREE ENTRY!!!

Dec
21
Sat
Casanova
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am
Dec
22
Sun
Lional support from The Citrus Scene
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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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.

Limited Capacity!

Over 18s only.

Dec
26
Thu
Moteh Parrott
Dec 26 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 27 @ 12:00 am

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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.

Dec
27
Fri
Square Eyes
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 12:00 am

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”.

Dec
28
Sat
Dazed Digital Age – DiHydro Beats – Paul Maciver
Dec 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

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The Dazed Digital Age
Saturday December 28th
Mad Hatters

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.

Support:

DihydroBeats-
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!

Dec
31
Tue
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza
Dec 31 2019 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 2:00 am

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.

Jan
11
Sat
Dougie Burns and the Cadilacs
Jan 11 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 12 @ 12:00 am

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Original Bluesy Rock n Roll from a fantastic seven piece band including Sax and Harmonica. Infectious dance along music to make you kick off your shoes.

Album “Keep Your Mad Hat On” available on Spotify, Amazon , Apple and ITunes and at gigs.

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Jan
17
Fri
Anna Sweeny / lilura
Jan 17 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 12:00 am

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Anna Sweeney plays Inverness Mad Hatters on Saturday 17th January, joined by LILURA.
Free Entry!
Over 18s, doors 9.30pm

ANNA SWEENEY

“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!

https://www.facebook.com/annasweeneymusic

LILURA

“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.

https://www.facebook.com/Liluramusic/

Jan
18
Sat
Dancing With Sharks
Jan 18 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 12:00 am

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Ten piece band Dancing with Sharks is the big sound of dancing in the north of Scotland.