FEROCIOUS DOG


About Ferocious Dog, Its not about the destination, its about the journey

Ferocious Dog has emerged as a prominent figure in the music world, renowned for their dynamic and authentic folk-punk sound that echoes the essence of Nottinghamshire. The band is celebrated for their narrative-driven lyrics that adeptly address social, political, and personal issues, striking a chord with their audience.

The journey began in 2011 with the release of their debut single "Ferocious Dog," laying the foundation for a diverse and profound discography. Their first album, released in 2013, highlighted their dedication to storytelling, a hallmark of their musical identity.

Over the years, Ferocious Dog has expanded their repertoire significantly. Projects like "Ferocious Dog 3 Piece Acoustic" in 2014 and the acoustic version of "From Without" in 2017 showcased their ability to strip their music back to its core while retaining its impactful message.

Their albums, including "From Without" (2015) and "Red" (2017), have further established the band's status in the folk-punk genre, blending poignant lyrics with engaging melodies and capturing a growing international fanbase.

The band's commitment to exploring current issues was evident in their 2019 album "Fake News & Propaganda," which ventured into introspective and critical territory, reflecting on complex societal themes.

In 2021, "The Hope" marked a significant milestone, highlighting the band's expanding audience and the wide-reaching appeal of their music with its chart success.

Their singles, such as "Hell Hounds," "The Landscape Artist," and the collaboration "Psychedelic Spin" with Dr. Peacock, have contributed to their evolving narrative, each revealing different facets of their artistic journey.

Ferocious Dog has established themselves as much more than a conventional band. They serve as a powerful voice for stories that are often untold or overlooked, embodying a spirit of resilience and insight. As the band continues to evolve, their unwavering dedication to producing music that is not just entertaining but also empowering and enlightening shines through. They express sincere gratitude to everyone who has contributed to their journey and warmly invite fans to join them as they continue to make their mark in the music world.

Ferocious Dog, Together we are strong...

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FEROCIOUS DOG GIGS


Our full gig list is available from the Gig Calendar Link above

Dogfest (Gliderdrome Boston) 2024

Well, after a brief hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce that Dogfest is back on! We’re all set to amplify your experience beyond anything you’ve seen before. If you were amazed by Dogfest 2023, prepare to be blown away this year. We can’t wait to share what’s in store and create unforgettable memories with you at […]

Wickham Festival

Excitement is mounting as the renowned Wickham Festival gears up for another spectacular event in the heart of rural Hampshire this August. After the resounding success of last year’s festival, which overcame the challenges of Storm Antoni to deliver a memorable musical extravaganza, the 2024 lineup promises to be just as thrilling, featuring none other […]

Northern Kin 2024 (Durham)

Get ready for an unforgettable festival experience as Ferocious Dog makes its triumphant return to the Northern Kin Festival! With the band’s electrifying performances and the festival’s new and improved offerings, this year promises to be a music and culinary adventure like no other. Buy Tickets A Beautiful New Home for Northern Kin Festival The […]

Kleptocracy Tour – Blackpool Tower (Blackpool)

Ferocious Dog is set to bring a wave of folk-punk energy to Blackpool Tower on the 9th of June, 2024, for their album launch of “Kleptocracy.” This event, in one of Blackpool’s most iconic landmarks, is anticipated to be a spectacular showcase of music and spirit, resonating with the unique history and grandeur of the […]

Kleptocracy Tour – Old Fire Station (Carlisle)

Ferocious Dog is poised to ignite the stage at The Old Fire Station in Carlisle on the 8th of June, 2024, with their album launch for “Kleptocracy.” This event, set in one of Carlisle’s most iconic venues, is expected to be an electrifying evening that showcases the band’s distinctive blend of folk and punk. The […]

Kleptocracy Tour – Georgian Theatre (Stockton)

Ferocious Dog is set to take the stage at The Georgian Theatre in Stockton on the 7th of June, 2024, for a much-anticipated album launch event. This performance, celebrating the release of their new album “Kleptocracy,” is expected to be a night of high energy and powerful music in one of Stockton’s most historic and […]

Kleptocracy Tour – The Drill (Lincoln)

On the 2nd of June, 2024, Ferocious Dog is gearing up to take Lincoln by storm with a spectacular album launch at The Drill. This event, celebrating the release of their latest album “Kleptocracy,” is set to be a landmark occasion in one of Lincoln’s most exciting new venues. The Drill: Lincoln’s Emerging Music Hotspot […]

Kleptocracy Tour – The Sub Rooms (Stroud)

The Sub Rooms in Stroud is set to host an electrifying performance by Ferocious Dog, promising an unforgettable night of music and unity. As a cornerstone of Stroud’s vibrant cultural scene, The Sub Rooms stands as a unique venue that champions an innovative program of music, dance, theatre, and more, making it the perfect backdrop […]

DOGFEST 2024


More news and artist announcements coming soon.

Tickets available here.

Hey there, music enthusiasts! The countdown to Dogfest 2024 has officially begun, and we're thrilled to bring you weekly updates on the incredible artists who will grace the stage at 2024's most anticipated music festival.

We're excited to announce the official Dogfest Playlist on Spotify. Get a taste of what's to come by listening to a curated selection of tracks from the artists performing at Dogfest 2024. It's the perfect way to get in the festival spirit and discover new music before the event.

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If you thought Dogfest 2023 was amazing, you won't believe what we have in store for you this time around. Get ready for a musical journey like no other!

As the excitement builds, we kicked off our weekly artist announcements with a bang! We're excited to announce that Shanghai Treason, Jess Silk, Headsticks, Gaz Brookfield, and A Gathering of Kindred Spirits are all set to take the stage at Dogfest 2024. These talented acts promise to deliver unforgettable performances that will leave you craving more.

Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for more details about each of these fantastic artists, including their unique sounds and what you can expect from their live shows.

With each artist announcement, the anticipation for Dogfest 2024 grows stronger. We strongly encourage you to secure your tickets early to ensure you don't miss out on this unforgettable musical experience. The demand for tickets is high, and this year's festival promises to be epic.

Visit our website for ticket information, updates on the festival schedule, and all the latest news. Follow us on social media for behind-the-scenes glimpses, exclusive artist interviews, and more.

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Band Members

Bringing Music to Life.


Ken Bonsall

Lead Vocalist & Guitarist

As one of the founding members of Ferocious Dog, Ken Bonsall is the heart and soul of the band.


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Jamie Burney

Violinist / Vocals

Embarking on his journey with Ferocious Dog in 2022, Jamie Burney has swiftly cemented his place within the band’s dynamic.


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Sam Wood

Multi Instrumentalist

Sam Wood’s repertoire as a multi-instrumentalist in Ferocious Dog is a testament to the band’s rich folk roots.


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Kyle Peters

Guitar / Vocals

Kyle Peters has been rocking with Ferocious Dog for a couple of years since his return.


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Nick Wragg

Bass Guitar

Nick Wragg is the steadfast heartbeat of Ferocious Dog, wielding his bass guitar.


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Luke Grainger

Percussion

Luke Grainger’s dynamic percussion is the backbone of Ferocious Dog.


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    Dogfest (Gliderdrome Boston) 2024

    Well, after a brief hiatus, we’re thrilled to announce that Dogfest is back on! We’re all set to amplify your experience beyond anything you’ve seen before. If you were amazed by Dogfest 2023, prepare to be blown away this year. We can’t wait to share what’s in store and create unforgettable memories with you at […]

    Wickham Festival

    Excitement is mounting as the renowned Wickham Festival gears up for another spectacular event in the heart of rural Hampshire this August. After the resounding success of last year’s festival, which overcame the challenges of Storm Antoni to deliver a memorable musical extravaganza, the 2024 lineup promises to be just as thrilling, featuring none other […]

    Northern Kin 2024 (Durham)

    Get ready for an unforgettable festival experience as Ferocious Dog makes its triumphant return to the Northern Kin Festival! With the band’s electrifying performances and the festival’s new and improved offerings, this year promises to be a music and culinary adventure like no other. Buy Tickets A Beautiful New Home for Northern Kin Festival The […]

    Takedown Festival

    Creeper and Dinosaur Pile-Up to headline Takedown Festival 2024 In a thrilling update for rock and metal enthusiasts, Takedown Festival 2024, the award-nominated independent festival, has announced the addition of two powerhouse acts to its lineup. The festival, expanding to a two-day format for the first time, will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday […]

    New Album “Kleptocracy” May 17th 2024

    Ferocious Dog’s “Kleptocracy” – A Bold Statement in Folk Punk Ferocious Dog, a band celebrated for their fusion of traditional folk music with the raw, unapologetic energy of punk, has made a striking return with their latest album, “Kleptocracy.” This album, a powerful critique of political greed and corruption in the UK, marks a significant […]

    Honoring a Legacy: The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund

    At Ferocious Dog, we believe in the power of connections, community, and leaving a lasting impact. One of the most remarkable ways we’ve seen this come to life is through the Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund. In this blog post, we’re proud to share the story of how Lee Bonsall’s legacy continues to shine through this […]

    Our 5th Studio Album The Hope


    Our 2021 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.

    The masterpiece of the album, however, has to be “The Hope”, the outstanding title track that is worthy of being a title track.

    A strong ballad, featuring beautiful a beautiful vocal from Ken, this one slowly builds to a wonderful choir-like singalong at the end, bringing a tear to the ol’ eye.

    This is music from the heart, written for those struggling to find any joy in life, walking around thinking, “I hope one day happiness comes my way.”

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