The Hootenanny is a musical collective based in Leeds, UK, led by fab drummer Joe Montague. They host monthly music nights where singer-songwriters join the band for impromptu performances, creating unique and unforgettable experiences. With a sound blending 60s pop, Motown, and vintage Denmark Street vibes, The Hootenanny delivers raw, passionate performances. Their 2021 release, The Hootenanny 2-Track Sessions Vol.1, captures the energy and mojo of their live shows.
The Hootenanny's collaboration with Ron Ryan resulted in the album Plays The Songs of Ron Ryan. The band reworked Ryan's material with Louie McDonald's soulful lead vocals, delivering a sound reminiscent of Dusty Springfield and Kiki Dee. Recorded live in the studio and straight to tape, it received critical acclaim for elevating what could have been a nostalgic exercise into a truly memorable musical experience.