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
A four piece ska/reggae/experimental band from the Lothians & Borders,Scotland.
The band have been busy this year playing a number of top festivals north and south of the border with the highlight so far being Folkestone Skabour Fest. (Big Up! John Sims and the Skabour Crew). "Specialized The Big One still to come"
2012 has also seen the band support some of the best ska/reggae bands out there... The Selecter in Dundee,Bad Manners in Edinburgh and The Skatalites and Toots & The Maytals in Glasgow. What a great year!
With a new line up and a sound edgier than ever, Safehouse are going from strength to strength. As well as wowing audiences in their native Scotland Safehouse also gig in Europe, where they have a loyal fan base. Although rooted in the Blues, their repertoire covers a mix of original material & carefully chosen covers (Traffic, Tya, Moby Grape, Little Feat, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley etc..), & showcases how they can turn their hands to playing hard hitting Rock, through Blues to full blown Psychedelia!
Event: MAD FERRET, URANG MUTANG, SAFEHOUSE
Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016
Venue: Whistle Binkies
Time : 13:00 - 03:00
Cost: FREE B4 12, £4 Afta
Thursday 30th March
THE FREE RADICLES, THE DIVERSIONS
Friday 31st March
THE NEW SCHMOO, CAMEO, LYNDSAY SHIELDS, VAN TASTIK (tbc)