What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Nov
23
Sat
Scotch
Nov 23 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:15 am
Scotch

 

The Dutch band Scotch produces high-energy shows with upbeat melodies on trumpet-fiddle and accordeon, alternated with polyphonic singing on a driving base of drums, bass and guitar. This party folk is equally danceable
played acoustically or fully amplified. The combination of own material with traditional folk songs from every corner of the world is brought straight from the heart and without any restraint. Whether it’s in the streets, at a
club or on the festival floor, you’ll feel only this moment counts.
In the past 10 years, Scotch has played over 500 shows throughout Europe and released five studio albums”

 

Gallus / DiHydro
Nov 23 @ 10:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 12:00 am

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Five piece indie puck band from Glasgow.

Support from DiHydro

 

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Nov
29
Fri
Journey North @ Hootananny
Nov 29 @ 9:30 pm

“This is the music we bring to the table, the food of our hearts, the fruits of our labours”

Drawing on the wide variety of musical experiences in the band, Journey North combine the storytelling traditions of Scottish music with the dynamics of a rock band.

Their love of playing live is clear for anyone to see and no matter the size of venue, if you are in the audience, you are part of the band.

Playing original songs which tell tales of battles, loves, lives and minds lost (and won) you can be sure that toes will be tapped, hands clapped and new friends will be made. You may even shed a tear or two but rest assured you will spend an evening with five mates who all love to play music and who appreciate every single second they get to share that with you.

Visceral Noise Department / 1000 mile stare
Nov 29 @ 10:30 pm – Nov 30 @ 12:00 am

visceral

 

A Sarcastic Rock band from Glasgow, eclectically influenced by grunge, psychedelic rock, metal, glam rock, blues, folk and doom. All proceeds go to cheap drink and Gaffer Tape.

 

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Support from 1000 mile stare

 

thousand mile stare

 

Thousand Mile Stare are a 4 piece Classic Rock band, based in Inverness, playing original material.

Nov
30
Sat
Loch Dress Fashion Show
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join us on St Andrews Day for an evening of fun and fashion, celebrating everything Scottish with a Fashion Show from Loch Dress. Hosted by comedian Zander McNally this promises to be a night of Pure Scottish entertainment. Loch Dress doesn’t do boring!

Blue Ridge
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm

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Durness favourites Blue Ridge come to Hootananny!

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

ghostwriter

 
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
girl that cried wolf
Dec
6
Fri
North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 6 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.

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

North Sea Gas @ Hootananny
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm

Founded in 1979, North Sea Gas have been performing their own brand of Scottish music all over the world ever since.

18 albums, literally 1000s of venues, more miles than anyone wants to think about, and a lot of fun and music.

Their most recent album, The Fire and The Passion of Scotland, won the 2013 Album of the Year Award on Celtic Radio in Boston (USA) and the set of tunes from the same album won first place in the Jigs and Reels category.

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
The Mad Ferret Band
Dec 13 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

mad ferret

 

Mad-Ferret 2

 

The Mad Ferret Band are a Scottish duo, known on the folk scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary Folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast Mandolin solos”, tight harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving Guitar sounds. The influence from both Scottish and Irish folk music has helped shape their unique sound.

The Duo features Chris Woods on Mandolin, Guitar and Vocals and Sandy Stirton on Guitar, Cajon and Vocals.

Based in Perth, Scotland they are an extremely hard working band having played an average of 180 gigs a year across the U.K. and Europe. Since forming in 2012 they have been honing their music by playing the pub and small venue scene. They look to be even busier in 2015, with more festival performances and European tours on the way.

Notable gigs include; Danny Kyle Stage at Celtic Connections 2014, Northern Roots Festival 2014 & 2015, Montrose Music Festival, Mull Music Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Perth Concert Hall 2014, multiple European tours in Switzerland.

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.

Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 12:15 am

 

Traditional songs with some tips on how to do highland dancing correctly for beginners.