What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters
Latest Opening Information.
We are open 5pm till midnight with traditional music 7 nights a week.
Music starts from 9pm.
Reservations for dinner can be taken by telephone only.
Please phone the bar after 3pm on 01463 233651 to make your reservation.
For 17 years, Hootananny has been promoting the best grass roots music in Scotland. Mumford and Sons, Sam Fender, Little Boots, Dougie Mclean and Skerryvore have all played the venue. The building is a lovely traditional Victorian Inverness old sweety shop with traditional and fusion Scottish ceilidh and celtic rock downstairs. Emerging original artists, indy, hiphop, heavy metal, ska and rock upstairs on the Madhatters stage. Djs in the Glow bar on the top floor. The family run business has been awarded Scotland’s Best Live Music Venue 2019 by Scottish Bar and Pub Awards and Best Inverness Pub of the Year, 8 years running, by Inverness City Advertiser. Open daily for pub drinkers, we have a delicious Scottish menu of traditional dishes cooked to perfection from 5-10pm daily
Since March 2020 Hootananny has been unable to promote live music or background music. We hope to bring back the best live music soon! Click on the Keeping Safe tab for details about safety.
Live music returns to Hatters with -dashh arguably the buzz band in the Highland’s right now.
As seen featured on STV News.
The Skababs are a Ska band from Midlothian. Sounds influenced by Madness, The Specials, The Beat, Bad Manners, Toots and the Maytals and many more ska greats.
Inverness alternative electro pop act Lucid Liars launch their new single “Better Days” with support from fellow local acts alt rockers Square Eyes and Indie rock outfit Lucille.
Don’t miss this night of new music.
Join us Friday August 27th from 9 pm for a live Hip Hop showcase hosted by Ryza with some of the Highlands most talented MCs!
Featuring TisTik, Butterscotch, Echo, Intelli Gents, Janski & Sherbit
Don’t miss Dark Horse one of the top party bands in the North of Scotland, delivering a blistering set of current chart hits and pop classic.
Made up of former members of some of the biggest and best live bands Scotland has to offer, Dark Horse know how to get the party started.
Liam is one of the foremost acoustic fingerstyle guitarists in the Scottish Highlands. A highly qualified musician with a Master of Arts degree in Music and the Environment his unique approach to guitar ensures he never fails to captivate audiences.
His first full-length album: ‘Hearts and Faces and Abandoned Spaces’ was longlisted for ‘Trad Album Of The Year 2020’. Fresh from two sell-out appearances at Eden Court’s Under Canvas event listeners will hear the influences of Lindsey Buckingham, Mark Knopfler, Tony Rice, and Tommy Emmanuel.
One of Glasgow’s best live bands Somethin’ Else make their Hatters debut with a set list ranging from songs by the likes of The Kinks, The Clash, The Manic Street Preachers and more to name but a few!
“The Beatles meets Simon & Garfunkel meets Scissor Sisters meets Bon Iver meets Mumford & Sons meets Serious Child meets Andy Ruddy”
Two very different songwriters find fertile ground in the gap between their ages and musical backgrounds. Serious Child – West Sussex roots musician Alan Young – and contemporary Bradford singer songwriter Andy Ruddy explore what brings people together in modern acoustic music.
For this special show to celebrate the launch of their album Talk About The Weather, they will also be joined by special guest Moteh Parrott.
This Machine are an Inverness super group formed from the ashes of The Rites and Echo 20.
With an impressive list of gigs under their belt, including performances at Belladrum Festival, Jocktoberfest & Woodzstock!
Support comes from Russian Dollz an alternative rock band from Inverness, Scotland, formed in the summer of 2019.
All coming from various musical backgrounds and having many different influences such as rock, country, blues, metal etc Russian Dollz have been able to fuse all these styles to create our own brand of alternative rock.
Two of the Highlands most gifted songwriters of the most recent generation will perform at Mad Hatters on Friday September 17th with live sets from Nicky Murray fresh from releasing new single “It Was My Heart” and Joshua Mackenzie performing a set of acoustic versions of material from LIONAL and his solo project The Joshua Hotel.
If you were into music in the late 70s and early 80s, the chances are you were into 2-Tone, the iconic Coventry based label that was home to Ska revivalists like The Beat, Madness and the amazing Specials.
Eight piece ska band Porkpie are coming to Mad Hatters in Inverness to faithfully recreate the songs of 2 Tone and rocksteady ska. This band are the real deal, from the classic ‘big’ ska band mould, with a full brass section, keys, guitars and porkpie hats to match they play with an intensity and energy that will have you dancing!
Swiss Portrait is the creation of Inverness born Artist Michael Kay Terence, now joined live by (Guitarist) Brett McCann, (Bassist) Sam Wood and (Drummer) Andy Turnbull they aim to take their online momentum to live shows. 2021 promises big things for the Dream Pop band from Scotland.
Support comes from Moray duo I Will Take You Hunting with their neo punk stylings.
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.
Long overdue return to Hatters for this stunning power trio tribute to Canadian rock band RUSH!
Moving Pictures will be on stage for over two hours, playing tracks from the early albums using a serious amount of equipment.
Featuring classics such as The Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer, By-Tor and Xanadu on twin-necked guitars.