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
DopeSickFly were founded in the summer 2015 in Glasgow Scotland having busked the streets of Glasgow, the band evolved there sound into a Neo Soul, Rock, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz fusion with just the right amount of Funk. With lead singer/poet Ant Thomaz soulful vocals, guitarist Chris Darling and his keen desire for funk, Drummer Calum macrae with his Jazz background, Joe Djaelani on bass elevating Neo Soul and bluesy backing vocalist Wendy Rae, DopeSickFly truly eminates a new refreshing alive sound.
Edinburgh based Yoko Pwno present an exciting new take on the music of their native Scotland.
Fronted by the twin fiddles of whisky-drenched folk maestro Lewis and classically trained RCS graduate Lissa, their playing has developed to mix traditional Scottish styles with wails, screeches and effect laden soundscapes reminiscent of dub reggae.
At the back of the stage, drummer Ali and producer Calum are equally at home referencing contemporary acts like Disclosure and Red Snapper as they are Scottish artists like Martyn Bennett and Shooglenifty.
Samba Sene & Diwan
World party music with a Senegalese soul. Mbalax fusion, funky Afrobeats, impassioned vocals, infectious guitarlicks, sassy horns, a pinch of ska and irresistible dance grooves. 7 piece international Senegalese band currently based in Scotland.
Event: Mad Ferret, DopeSickFly, Yoko Pwno, Samba Sene & Diwan
Date: Friday 20th July 2018
Time : 15:00 - 03:00
Sunday 21st October
Fi & The Funk Rockers, Old Bohemia
Monday 22nd October
Lewie Harrison Band, Chris Tracey
Tuesday 23rd October
Guilty As Sin, Paul Sinclair