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 Rising Souls
To put it bluntly, if you haven’t seen The Rising Souls yet then you must be a poor unfortunate type who lives in a dark cave somewhere on the outskirts of nowhere. For the last year this Edinburgh based 3 piece have swept through the Central Belt of Scotland leaving no ear unprovoked. Not to mention universal praise at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival and gigs in London, Essex, Prague and the momentous siege of Larkhall! No gig is too big, no gig too small. Their catchy soulful tunes never fail to impress and their presence on stage is infectiously beautiful. These lads LOVE what they do and this is evident when you watch them live. They have a subconscious chemistry between them, a melding of minds and spirit. When you watch them it feels like you are a part of something special. Their well-rehearsed set feels fresh yet established. This is most likely due to the fact that they often throw in an improvised jam amongst their already rock solid set of tunes.
Event: Mad Ferret, The Rising Souls
Date: Friday 15th January 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Friday 24th November
ELWOOD, RADIO PACHUCO, REECE HILLIS, VAN TASTIC
Saturday 25th November
MATT GLOSS & THE EMULSIONS, ALMA FIERA, BLACK JACK BLUES BAND, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 26th November
DIRTY BETTY, CAMEO