The MadHatters began in 1997, as the first a cappella on the UW campus. There are two schools of thought on the origin of the MadHatters: first, that the founding members loved to sing, and formed the group after choir rehearsals. The other, that the founders needed a way to fund their libation habits, discovered they could sing, and began charging people for concerts. We don’t know if either is true, but that, as they say, is Hatters History.
The musical prowess of the MadHatters has taken them to sometimes unbelievable heights. From performing at the UW Band Concert, to singing at Miller Park, the Governor’s Mansion, Lambeau field, and the White House (twice!), the MadHatters have performed at places that most college students can only dream of. And the Gentlemen in Red are no strangers to the recording studio. Their 9 albums have been greeted with acclaim both in the Madison community and abroad, with their most recent album, All On Red, released in 2017. All of the MadHatters’ albums can be streamed and downloaded on Spotify, iTunes and Tidal (if for some reason you use Tidal).
Come check out the next installment of the MadHatters at their 2018 Spring Show! With music ranging from Ed Sheeran to The Eagles to Avril Lavigne, there’s something for the whole family.