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 Shiverin’ Sheiks
Bombastic 50's pop, Country Gospel, Dancefloor Rock n' Roll and Doo Wop from these wandering princes of the desert. A dynamite live band honed on a diet of 300 gigs a year they present an original take on music from the atomic age, the prohibition era and british beat music.
"The truly Sensational Sheiks" BBC
Event: Mad Ferret, The Shiverin’ Sheiks
Date: Friday 4th December 2015
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 18:00 - 03:00
Friday 24th March
ELWOOD, THE DEAD FLOWERS, RIPL
Saturday 25th March
ALMA FIERA, SEABASS KID, THE RATTLERS, GED HANLEY TRIO
Sunday 26th March
DIRTY LITTLE FUNK, THE HOUSEROCKERS