What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

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.
Jan
24
Fri
king Kobalt & Uproar
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 12:00 am

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King Kobalt kick off their first show of 2020 in style with special guests Uproar. Free Entry

 

KING KOBALT are a five piece Hard Rock/Metal band hailing from the Heart of the Highlands in Scotland.

Jan
25
Sat
Moneypenny
Jan 25 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 12:00 am

Moneypenny

 

Celebrating all those fabulously talented women in music.
Jan
31
Fri
Lucille / chancers / Danny Mortimer
Jan 31 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 12:00 am

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Planning to pack a blow to the music scene, like their name sake’s impact on The Walking Dead.

Lucille are a four piece rock band hailing for the north of Scotland. With driven bass and dynamic drum combos, mixed in some harmonious guitar melodies and a splash of gritty lyrics.

Lucille are:

Marc Davidson (Guitar/Vocals)
Gordon Bolton (Bass)
Lewis Murray (Guitar)
Jack Ledsham (Drums)

Drawing from an array of contrasting influences including Biffy Clyro, Muse , Foo Fighters, The Shires and Paramore, the band will be recording material with a scheduled release for late 2018..

So keep a Look out!

Feb
7
Fri
Comedy Bothy
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cousin Kenny
Feb 7 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 12:00 am
Feb
8
Sat
The Inevitable Teaspoon
Feb 8 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 12:00 am

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The Inevitable Teaspoons are a 5 piece R&B/rock band hailing from Aberdeen City and Shire. They love to play good time music, producing their own unique interpretation of R&B and rock sounds for your listening pleasure.

Feb
14
Fri
John Edge and the Kings of Nowhere
Feb 14 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 12:00 am

John Edge

 

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John Edge & The Kings of Nowhere provide an energetic live show with songs about love, truth, death, and the miraculous fragility of life. The Edinburgh and Glasgow based group are genre defying, yet perhaps best described as euphoric folk-rock. The band carry an abundance of raw power, melodious songs, huge dynamics, and all is fused together and driven by Edge’s enchanting lyrics and totality on stage. Everything they have to offer is poured out in their performance; passion is abundantly clear. Each of the members hail from the Scottish Highlands and the dramatic landscape of their upbringing can be heard in their songs.
CLASH ~ “Edge is a supple, entrancing songwriter. An artist of real power… Easy on the ear yet intensely emotional.”
CELTIC CONNECTIONS ~ ”John Edge & The Kings of Nowhere are increasingly gathering admirers for Edge’s winning delivery and the band’s crisp, atmospheric enhancement of his attractively moody songs”
Feb
15
Sat
Emma & The Ragmen @ Hootananny
Feb 15 @ 10:00 pm

Introducing Emma Nelson a vocalist with a passionate, powerful, distinct voice who breathes life into the band’s many original compositions. Clear influences, amongst others, being Wanda Jackson and Brenda Lee. The band have a sound straight out of 50’s America mixed with neo-rock ‘n’ roll. Supported by one of the most experienced rhythm sections on the scene, Alan McCubbin (double bass) and Dave Cameron (drums) [both members of the legendary Frettones], are joined by two highly skilled musicians, Ryan Stewart (lead guitar) and Chris Stone (rhythm guitar), together they are Emma and The Ragmen. From a sold-out first appearance they were subsequently booked for a number of major festivals including the Rock Ridge Rumble 2016 and the Rockabilly Rave 2017.

Feb
22
Sat
Audiokicks / Forgetting the Future
Feb 22 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 12:00 am

Audio kicks

 

Finishing off their joint UK tour are Northern Indie/alt rock bands-
Forgetting The Future
&
Audiokicks

Feb
28
Fri
Book Klub
Feb 28 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 29 @ 12:00 am

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book klub

 

 

Feb
29
Sat
S#arp Exit
Feb 29 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 1 @ 12:00 am

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S#ARP EXIT, good music, good times, good craic
Mar
6
Fri
King Cobalt // North Atlas // Late Landing
Mar 6 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 7 @ 12:00 am

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KING KOBALT (Highlands) & NORTH ATLAS (Glasgow) team up for springtime Mad Hatters show. LATE LANDING (Montrose) will open the night!

KING KOBALT are a five piece Hard Rock/Metal band hailing from the Heart of the Highlands in Scotland. Powerful new Single “XVI” is available now on all major streaming platforms
LISTEN HERE:
https://open.spotify.com/track/4W9rnGh8yowgHYDCHbwgrm

FFO: Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Bloodlines, Allusondrugs

Scottish alt rock trio North Atlas are a band of brothers who combine their contrasting influences to defy the traditional sensibilities of a rock n’ roll band. Gaining a reputation for thunderous live shows, the trio secured an eclectic mix of festivals last summer, including a roaring headline set on Belladrum’s seedlings stage.

LISTEN HERE:
https://open.spotify.com/track/1Wp6nr4bQgFI8uNXIQ7SFp

FFO: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Vukovi

Late Landing are an alt/rock band from Montrose on the North Sea in Scotland where a mighty and harsh landscape meets a generous spirit. Their aesthetic is unforgiving and uncompromising, but once you sit down for the first wee dram…

LISTEN HERE:
https://open.spotify.com/track/0WNbt3kR4zZ6FyckG5d8hF

FFO: Foo Fighters, Led Zepplin, Fightstar

DOORS 9PM
FREE ENTRY
18+