Getting Cavalier at Mad Hatters

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Set For September will be supporting Glasgow Pop/Rock 5 Piece Cavaliers at Mad Hatters on Saturday 8th March as part of a Scottish weekender which will see the acts grace venues in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh.

Cavaliers Mar 7th 212x300 - Getting Cavalier at Mad HattersCavaliers are a 5-piece alternative rock outfit originating from Glasgow, Scotland. Formed in 2012 from the ashes of a previous effort, it was decided to wipe the proverbial slate clean and start afresh with a new line up, clearer direction and more focus and drive. The result is a mixture of influences and a style that blends pop melodies coupled with a distinct swagger expected of a new age rock band.

They tell us that the band feels most at home on the road. “Cavaliers always give 100% at every show we play, and not only to get the crowd involved – we want to be the band on everyone’s lips”. Although playing relatively few events as Cavaliers, the members’ separate ventures have allowed them to rack up a respectable amount of experience between them. Each member draws on this experience and their own individual influences to make any Cavaliers record as good as it could possibly be.

In their short time as a group they have played alongside bands such as Neck Deep, Polar Bear Club, Me Vs Hero and Taking Hayley, as well as supporting Natives in March 2014 at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow. They took to the road for their first UK tour in August 2013 alongside We Caught The Castle, Amberline and Alone Tonight, stopping off at 6 popular venues across 7 days.

The boys were also featured as Relentless News’ band of the week, appeared in ‘FRONT’ and ‘Kerrang!’ magazines and are due to be featured in online music magazine ‘Amped Up Scotland’. Their debut single ‘Weekends’ was used as part of the tracklisting for Insane Champion Wrestling, a professional boxing promotion based in Glasgow. The show was aired on Sky Arts in 2013.

Cavaliers are currently recording a new batch of their own material to release along with promotional videos to accompany the tracks as well as a run of gigs around Scotland planned for March 2014.


Like Cavaliers, It is still early days for Set For September but after spending their short time together working hard to perfect their sound, they are hoping to energy and excitement to the venue. Drawing on a wide range of influences from mainstream pop punk and easycore, the Aberdeen lads have found the formula that works. With pop punk as the foundations of their sound, they have blended elements of more progressive heavier music, creating a wall of energetic riffs with catchy vocal hooks that will stick in your head.

As this will be their debut show in Inverness, the guys are hoping to leave a lasting impression on local audiences.

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Toby Stainton
Toby Stainton
I've always loved music and spent my late teens and early twenties playing guitar in various bands on Lewis and Aberdeen. Other than playing in some truly terrifying pubs in Aberdeen not much came of it and life became focused on family and having a 'proper' job. Inverness Gigs is an outlet for me to quell my inner frustrated musician and the caliber of local acts has even inspired me to take my own music more seriously again. Who knows, one day I might venture back on stage under the fierce scrutiny of an Inverness Gigs reviewer! You can contact Toby direct at

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