What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters
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.
A member of the fantastic highland outfit Ho-Ro, composer and accordionist Calum has been studying from a very young age. Originally from Fort William now resides in Inverness.
4 piece covers band from Ross-Shire, covering party tunes from Stevie Wonder to George Ezra and most points in between
West Coast Ceilidh Band not to be missed!
“I said HALLELUJAH!!!”
Highland Voices Gospel Choir was created by Musical Director Tony Henry in 2017.
The Gospel Choir is based in Dingwall, Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland.
The choir consists of male and female vocalists who come together to create close harmonies, generating an amazing sound for their audiences at each and every performance.
The choir has been performing around the Highlands with the ultimate aim of competing in the national competitions.
Traditional tunes from Nick and friends to welcome in Xmas!
Top Scottish Box player Ruairidh Maclean comes to Hoots!
Check out this amazing player on YouTube!
DRAG NIGHT – LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH!
International Drag Queen Act
and DJ Marvellous
9.30 pm till 3 am
Ted Christopher is one of Scotland’s finest performers. He is a well-travelled and extremely versatile singer songwriter. He is equally at home whether singing heart-felt originals to a concert audience, belting out Scottish favourites to the Tartan Army or playing some of his huge pop/rock repertoire to a packed dance floor.
Unfazed by any size of audience, he played to 750,000 people on The Mall in Washinton DC. A week later there were 12 in Cowie Miners Welfare. How’s that for a quick reality check? and they were both great gigs.
Ted has been involved in the Scottish live music scene since he was fifteen. He is proud to be a native of The Royal and Ancient Burgh of Stirling (Stirling is now a city but he much prefers the previous description of his hometown) and was born and raised a mere claymore’s length from Stirling Castle and The National Wallace Monument.
Ted performs many solo gigs, sometimes uses a couple of musicians as “The Ted Christopher Band” and of course fronts “Bannockburn”
The best party band in the Highlands and Islands
Nick and friends providing the Celtic tunes on the stage from 9:30!
Hootananny Hogmanany Extravaganza Returns with 3 floors of entertainment to bring in 2019!
Tickets on sale now!
First floor – Ewan Robertson, Megan Henderson (Breabach) & Friends
Mad Hatters – Peatloaf (The UKs Number 1 Meatloaf Tribute as seen on Britain’s Got Talent!) plus resident Mad Hatters DJ!
Glow Bar – Resident DJ plus a wide selection of cocktails available for purchase.
THE BROKEN RAVENS with support from TWISTER and LITTLE HANDS OF SILVER
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!
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