Mad Hattie

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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Jazz Duo

Mad Hattie and the Eclectic Guitarist are a classy jazz duo with a repertoire covering standards from the 1920s to the 1970s in an authentic, jazzy, vintage style. We perform throughout the region at vintage themed events and can be hired for restaurants, parties, shop openings, weddings, corporate events, murder mystery perfomances etc. at lunchtime, afternoon or evening events, as required.

We hope you like this Mad Hattie and the Eclectic Guitarist clip of That Ole Devil Called Love on youtube!

Please contact us or telephone to discuss your requirements.

Published in Articles
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Looked and sounded great.

...looked and sounded great the other day. Really enjoyed it!

Philip Stuckey, Newcastle House Hotel, Rothbury Vintage Fair, June 2014.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Transportted by their music

We had the pleasure to see Mad Hattie and the Eclectic Guitarist at the Clovenfords Inn. We were transported by their music and costumes to an era of glamour and fun. It was an enjoyable and varied evening.

Lisa Wakeford, Mad Hattie goes to the Movies, May 2014.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Lovely Feedback

Mad Hattie and the Eclectic Guitarist gave a wonderful performance for us and our guests back in May. We received lovely feedback from those who came. It was a very relaxed evening and the movie music quiz was an excellent idea for engaging the audience, a very nice touch. Many thanks again.

The Clovenfords Country Inn.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Norma's singing voice...

Norma's singing voice is truly special and Brian is a skilled musician who can make the guitar talk. An unforgettable evening's entertainment.

T. Boult, James Pond Murder Mystery, Pier Red, January 2014.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Like being at the movies

Like being at the movies.

Bart Lievens, Vintage Valentine, The Cobbles, Kelso, February 2014.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00



Kate Philp, Pier Red, Berwick, November 2013.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Mrs J Butler

Thank you so much for the dresses and two piece! The workmanship and finish is beautiful, and they are all perfect for my age and shape! Can't wait for the jacket!'
Mrs J. Butler

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

Which style will I suit?

Hats come in all shapes and sizes, and some may suit you more than others.  Have fun trying on a variety to see what you like.  Fascinator styles also need consideration, dependent on hairstyle and how they will stay in place.  My preference is elastic,  for day-into-evening comfort and security, but fascinators can also be mounted on combs, clips and alice bands. 

Square Faces

Faces that have a strong jaw line and a hairline with a square edge will look wonderful wearing brimmed hats particularly when worn at an angle or wearing the brim asymmetrically. Fascinators can be worn towards the side of the face.  Experiment to find the perfect look.

Narrow Faces

Faces that are slender and almost the same width at the jaw line as the temples will suit brimmed and full hats which are perfect for weddings and the races. Try to avoid tall narrow hats and choose those with large and small brims depending on your taste. If you prefer something smaller, experiment with fascinators.

Wide Faces

Faces that are broad and almost the same width at the jaw line as the temples suit 'off the face' styles like  Bretons or pillbox hats worn on the back of the head. Alternatively a fascinator worn to the back of the head will also look fabulous.

Round Faces

Faces that are full with a rounded chin and the widest point is at the cheeks and ears are so striking wearing big hats and those with brims worn at an angle - perfect for Ascot!  Choose hats where the crown is wider than your face unless the brim is the most prominent feature. Try to avoid small fez or pill-box hats, instead experiment with fascinators or look amazing in a feminine trilby worn at a rakish angle!

Heart Shaped Faces

Faces that are wider across the temple and hairline, narrowing to a small, delecate chin will look great in almost any style of hat or fascinator – head hugging, turbans, cloches and picture hats. Wear your hats straight across the brow and straight across the hairline. The crown or fascinator width should never be narrower than the width of the cheekbones.

Published in Articles
Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

Bringing it all back

I was amazed that Mad Hattie was able to find me the perfect vintage item that I was looking for... Thank you.

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  • I spent a fantastic couple of days making my first hat. Norma was full of fun and boosted my confidence all the way through. I ended with a hat that I was really proud of. Thank you Norma.

    Marjorie Carline

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