Entry Requirements: 16+ (under 16's to be accompanied by an adult 18+)
Tickets on sale Friday 15th December at 10am! Ferocious Dog are a six-piece band who deal in a vibrant vein of Celtic-folk infused punk rock, comfortably slotting in between Billy Bragg and The Levellers. However, like The Levellers and New Model Army (also listed as an influence), Ferocious Dog have a broad spectrum of influences, tied together by the band’s left-leaning convictions and a shared desire to communicate through music.
The band has headlined tours of the UK and Europe, performed in Kenya and Dubai, festivals such as Bearded Theory, Alchemy, Deerstock, Farmer Phil's Festival, Splendour, Lowlands (Netherlands), Glastonbury Festival and Beautiful Days among many others
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We are 'Ferocious Dog' from Warsop, Nottinghamshire.
Started as a three piece in the late 80's by Ken Bonsall (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and Dan Booth (Fiddle) and Ian Wagstaff playing Bodran (Irish Drum). Shortly after the band was joined by Dave Drury (Bass), Paul Newbury (Drums), Jimmy Carrol (Guitar/Banjo/Penny Whistle).
The band split and reformed a couple of times in the early days, then following the tragic death of Paul Newbury in 2005, they were joined by Brad Drury (Dave Drury's Son) (Drums). Later they were joined by Kyle Peters (Guitar) and finally one of the showmen of the band Ellis Waring (Mandolin/Guitar) joined in early 2011.
The newer lineup lifted the band to a new level in 2011 with new recordings and some success at festivals giving the band some excellent exposure. With more festivals lined up for 2012 the future is looking very bright. With their success has come new friends one of which is front man and singer 'Mark Chadwick' from 'The Levellers' who the band have had the honour to play with twice recently.
When the band are not out on the road they can be often found out and about in their home of Warsop and the bands true home is 'The Black Market Venue' also of Warsop and part owned by Dave Drury.
Looking towards the future...