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
The Ol 'Switcheroo
5 performers in one band with 5 very different styles, each taking a turn at the mic. James touches on the 50's feel rockabilly/blues and country. Cameron with new wave, indie, pop and some original material, he is also a mean cajon player. Alan adds a taste of soul, blues,jazz and anthemic numbers to the set when he's not got his mouth full with the harmonica. Joe gives us a harder edge with rock and funk numbers whilst geeing it laldy on the bass. We are pleased to announce the newest addition, Alison who has helped to unlock a vast new potential for our band, the things she can do with that guitar with inspiration from Rodrigo y Gabriela to 90's Pop!
Event: Mad Ferret, The Ol ‘Switcheroo
Date: Friday 11th November 2016
Time : 14:00 - 03:00
Friday 23rd June
Elwood, Cat Named Jack, Bad Boogaloo
Saturday 24th June
Mad Ferret, Irie Yo-Yo, Safehouse
Sunday 25th June
The Gorms, The Guilty Pleasures