What’s on at Hootananny and Mad Hatters

Dec
28
Fri
The Scone Fairies
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm

The Scone Fairies are Bob Massie & Jonathan Hill,  lifelong enthusiasts for Scottish Traditional
Music… be careful,  it’s catching!

Dec
29
Sat
Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm

Ted Christopher

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”

Mystic Shoes
Dec 29 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 12:00 am

THE MYSTIC SHOES 2

 

The best party band in the Highlands and Islands

Dec
30
Sun
The Trad Band
Dec 30 @ 9:30 pm

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The Trad Band are an ever-changing collective of Scottish Traditional musicians based in the Highlands of Scotland.

Led by the established fiddle player Nick Firth and regulars at Hootananny, they bring you a night of traditional stompin’ ceilidh music to keep you dancing for a night you can’t forget. The band have also appeared at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest.

Dec
31
Mon
Hootananny Hogmanay Extravaganza @ hootananny
Dec 31 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 2:00 am

The Middle Eights

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.

Jan
11
Fri
The Broken Ravens – with Twister and Little Hands of Silver @ Mad Hatters
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 12 @ 3:00 am

THE BROKEN RAVENS with support from TWISTER and LITTLE HANDS OF SILVER

_DSC6132“The Broken Ravens – Gritty Scottish Rock from the Isle of Lewis”….. Shockwave Magazine

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!

https://soundcloud.com/thebrokenravens/sets/santa-muerta-sampler/s-y022S

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

www.Facebook.com/TwisterUK

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc9FMSMYV6UcS-9p7rmCcdw

Jan
25
Fri
Ted Christopher @ Hootananny
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm

Ted Christopher

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”

Jan
26
Sat
The Trad Band
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:15 am

trad band

 

Nick Firth and Friends present the fantastic “Trad Band” this Fri night.

Ashley and the Cosmonauts
Jan 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:00 am

ashley-4Ashley and The Cosmonauts are a 5 piece Highland based folk rock group fronted by Ashley Mackay.
Previous highlights include appearances at Belladrum Festival and Jocktoberfest amongst other festivals.

Jan
27
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Jan 27 @ 9:30 pm

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SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 til late.

Hosted by top local musicians from the Highlands in a cosy and casual environment, this is a fabulous introduction to the traditional music of Scotland.

Feb
1
Fri
The Comedy Bothy
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mad Hatters monthly comedy night The Comedy Bothy returns to Mad Hatters for 2019 with special guest Monty Burns.
The Liverpool comic has performed across yeh country at the likes of Breakneck Comedy Club, Laughing Horse, Gonzos and Laugh Train Home whilst receiving high praise from the likes of:
“Striking, strident comedy packed with emotion and pathos to make you laugh and make you think” – BBC
Really enjoyed his set, very funny” – Johnny Vegas
He may not own the nuclear powerplant in Springfield but he is hilariously funny
– STV
Also on the bill are top comics from the Highlands and beyond!
The Local Honeys
Feb 1 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 3:00 am

Local honeys

The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley (right) from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs (left) from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains.

They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.”

Including both traditional and original songs, “Little Girls” showcases the Honey’s ability to tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound, and tell a damn good story.

The Honeys are ideal for private events, festivals, square dances, music camps, weddings, and capable of leading various workshops on Kentucky stylings of the fiddle and banjo, vocal techniques and songwriting. The Local Honeys have toured heavily across the Southeast and the U.S. as well as internationally as ambassadors of Appalachian music. If scheduling is cooperative, The Local Honeys are available as a duo, trio, or full string band to add even more energy to their lively show.

Feb
2
Sat
Phil Kay
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

phil kay

 

Phil’s comedy is a unique blend of energy, improvisation and leaps of imagination that take his audience on a joyride they’ll never forget. Even Phil has no idea what might happen when he unleashes his crazy brand of improvised comedy mayhem. He possesses the rare gift of creating a space where audiences feel like they are kids again, all taking part in a practical joke.

Phil launched his stand-up comedy career with a bang in 1989, quickly garnering a host of awards, nominations and glowing reviews. Since then, the plaudits have never stopped as he conquered first the live stage and then television, with appearances on such shows as Phil Kay Feels, (Ch 4), Next Stop Phil Kay (Ch 4), Edinburgh Nights (BBC1), Montreal Festival of Fun (Ch 5) and plenty more besides.

Phil’s first love, however, remains live stage work and only by watching his live performances will audiences really see him at his very best. Phil Kay is stand-up comedy’s answer to spontaneous human combustion a rare, explosive and always surprising phenomenon that simply cannot be contained in a box or represented on a cathode tube. Phil tours Britain constantly and is a firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he performs yearly to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim. Over the years he has completed several highly successful tours of Australia, performing at the Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals. Since then, he has travelled the length and breadth of the globe administering his special blend of comedy genius.

Gleadhraich @ Hootananny
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm

Gleadhraich

Gleadhraich have performed at a variety of events across the UK from headline shows to festival performances including at Scotland’s prestigious Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

This has led to the band sharing stages with acts such as Skerryvore, Donnie Munro, Twin Atlantic, AC/DC, The Fratellis and Peatbog Faeries. Gleadhraich made their German debut with a successful mini tour in September 2015 and featured in France in January 2016.

Gleadhraich will be made their US debut at New York Tartan Week in 2017 with further performances scheduled in Germany and Switzerland. The band has featured on many national media platforms such as BBC, STV, S4C, NME, Magic FM and many more.

“Gleadhraich are wicked. Their sound is very contemporary”, Amy MacDonald.

Feb
3
Sun
LIVE SCOTTISH SESSION. EVERY SUN-THURS. @ Hootananny
Feb 3 @ 9:30 pm

hootananny-music

SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION – EVERY SUNDAY-THURSDAY!

Join us at Hootananny for a live Scottish traditional music session, starting from 2130 til late.

Hosted by top local musicians from the Highlands in a cosy and casual environment, this is a fabulous introduction to the traditional music of Scotland.

Feb
8
Fri
Electro-SAK
Feb 8 @ 9:30 pm

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Electro-SAK are Kris Taylor, Douglas Barber & Arthur Coates raising the roof with foot stomping tunes & songs.

Playing Guitar, Bouzouki, Fiddle, Triple Foot Percussion, Jaw Harp, Snare Drum, Bodhran & vocals, Its gonna be a night to remember!