WHO WE ARE
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.
Ferocious Dog’s 5th Studio Album (The Hope) peaked at No.11 and No.31 in the Official UK Charts and NO.1 in the Official Folk Charts various options.
Dan Booth – Violin
Violin & co. song writer. Also lead vocals on some songs.
Favourite Bands: The Levellers, New Model Army, The Wonder Stuff, Peace & Palma Violets
Down Time: Enjoys spending time with his two beautiful children; Lacey-Lee and Lyla. Manchester United and UFC
Ken Bonsall | GUITARIST/VOCALS
Lead singer, co. song writer, & acoustic guitar,
Favourite Bands: Billy Bragg, Rage Against the Machine, The Levellers, New Model Army, Rancid, The Pogues, The Specials, Lee Scratch Perry, RDF, McDermott’s 2 Hours, Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Wonderstuff & Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
Down Time: I love football, watching other bands and heading off into the countryside.
Sam Wood | Multi-Instrumentalist
Favourite Bands: Primus, Children of Bodom, Disney Soundtracks
Main influences: Vivaldi, Gaelic Storm, Joseph Spence, Julie Fowlis
Personal interests: Mandolin enthusiast, Walks, Animals, Pub
Kyle Peters | ELEC GUITAR
Favourite bands: The Hives, Green day, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Eagles Of Death Metal, Scrapper Blackwell, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Slaves
Main Influences: Punk, blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Personal interests: Song writing and travelling
Nick Wragg | BASSIST
Favourite Bands: Minor Threat, Fisherman’s Friends, Seven Spires, Flogging Molly
Main Influences: Celtic Punk, Jazz, and Trad Folk
Personal interests: Parkour, Outdoor pursuits, Forests and Conservation
Luke Grainger | PERCUSSION
Favourite Bands: Rage against the machine, meshuggah, Johnny Burnette, Led Zeppelin
Influences: Jeff Porcaro, John Bonham, Chris Adler, Tomas Haake, Cyrus Bolooki, Fred Dibnah.
Interests: Car repairs, Track days, Engineering, Real Ale, British Industrial Heritage
Tickets for this show are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will be contacted.