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.
"… hi-energy mix of traditional and contemporary Folk" Folk Radio UK
"the best in new roots talent!" Bruce Macgregor, BBC Radio Scotland presenter, director of Northern Roots Festival
"Mad Ferret are the best band on the circuit" Whistlebinkies, Edinburgh
Caezium formed in the early months of 2006. Throughout 2006-2009 CAEZIUM quickly became one of Edinburghs finest live acts...attracting the attention from local radio stations and the general public. The charisma and energy of front man Jody Butler caught the eye of many soon to become fans.
However, over the course of the next 5 years, the band went through multiple line ups, member changes, gig line ups, with unstoppable performances such as Studio 24. However things were not moving quite the way they should have and it was begging to take its toll on Jody. Another hiatus occurred having lost confidence in the failed line ups that continued. In this time Jody took to writing and creating studio work. He also reached out to LA publishers Urband and Lazar music publishing who relished in the song Gold Skyn and signed the band to their roster in April 2016. Having secured the track in a new MTV program scheduled to be aired in March, things have never looked better for the band, and with the new drummer and friend Tom Exton on board, the band have been revitalized. New singles coming out such as K2 and USA, are currently being worked in the studio.
The Album titled “The World is Yours” is scheduled to be released in March 2017 and spans a whole decade worth of work. The band CAEZIUM has been reborn with a new riffing force that is set to inspire the new generation, to encourage them to let go of their fear and embrace their new purpose….
Event: Mad Ferret, Caezium
Date: Thursday 21st September 2017
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Friday 22nd September
Radge Against The Machine, The Skababs, Milestone
Saturday 23rd September
New Urban Frontier, Erb & Ting, PorkPie, Tommy Bentz Band
Sunday 24th September
Rantum Scantum, Crease, Ordinaryson, The Handsome House Jam