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
Classic rock covers - from dancy 70's AOR cheese to grinding 80's metal. With balls to the wall vocals from Mercy (check out the guns!), Pounding drums right in the groove from Steve, shreddin guitar from Dave and thunderous bass riff from Tony. Will get your heart pumping, yer feet dancing and your whole body sweating and wanting more, more more!!!
Playing and performing what we love with a passion since 2006.
Event: Mad Ferret, Size Queen, Bad Boogaloo
Date: Saturday 27th February 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Saturday 23rd June
DIE HAPPY, EMILY & THE FEDORAS, SAFEHOUSE, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 24th June
BOURBON STREET BAND, RANTUM SCANTUM
Monday 25th June
Open Mic Night