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
XMenBTeam is a 6-piece hip hop/ska/pop/punk/drum n bass-based-beast brought to you from the musical melting pot of Manchester, with an eclectic style influenced by everyone from The Specials to Rage Against the Machine via Jurassic 5 and beyond. With a headline slot at Manchester’s premier unsigned music festival, Sonder, and a barnstorming performance at Kendal Calling to name but a few highlights of 2017, XMenBTeam are fast establishing themselves as one of Manchester’s most exciting and unique live acts.
With their witty lyrics, ‘classy swearing’, infectious melodies and dirty grooves, all topped off with ‘some of the worst banter I’ve ever heard’ (Some guy at a festival, 2015), come up, get down and take your clothes off, you’re rollin’with the ‘BTeam now!!
Cow Cow Boogie
Cow Cow Boogie are a newly formed Edinburgh based band who specialise in playing 1940s/1950s R&B, Western Swing/Country & Jump Blues, that'll get your feet tappin’ and the party started. Their musical influences are very diverse ranging from Tex Williams to Varetta Dillard and together their sound is unique. They are a six piece band who collectively have many years experience between them, touring here in Scotland/Ireland/Europe and America playing at various Americana/Blues/Country/Rockabilly & Folk Festivals.
Event: Mad Ferret, XMenBTeam, Cow Cow Boogie
Date: Friday 8th February 2019
Time : 15:00 - 03:00
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