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. Celebrated for their narrative-driven lyrics addressing social, political, and personal issues, they strike a chord with their audience.

The journey began in 2011 with their debut single "Ferocious Dog," laying the foundation for a diverse and profound discography. Their first album in 2013 showcased their dedication to storytelling, a hallmark of their musical identity. Projects like "Ferocious Dog 3 Piece Acoustic" (2014) and the acoustic version of "From Without" (2017) highlighted their ability to strip back their music while retaining its impactful message.

Their albums "From Without" (2015) and "Red" (2017) solidified their status in the folk-punk genre, blending poignant lyrics with engaging melodies. Their 2019 album "Fake News & Propaganda" 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 wide-reaching appeal.

2024’s album "Kleptocracy" made #3 in The May Folk Album Chart. "It's the closest they’ve come to recording their masterpiece," declared RnR Magazine. "Folk Punk roots rockers Ferocious Dog's new album is a danceable harsh slap of spirit-raising reality," praised Vive Le Rock. And check out At The Barrier's review of this year's Bearded Theory Festival!

Ferocious Dog continues to evolve, producing music that is not just entertaining but also empowering and enlightening. 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 […]

Oxford, The Bullingdon Friday 2nd August 2024

Ferocious Dog Set to Ignite The Bullingdon in Oxford! Get ready, Oxford! Ferocious Dog, the folk-punk phenomenon hailing from Nottinghamshire, is bringing their electrifying performance to The Bullingdon. Mark your calendars for an unforgettable night of high-energy music and raw, authentic storytelling. Event Details: Don’t miss your chance to see Ferocious Dog in action 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 […]

Poole Harbour Festival 26th-28th July (Poole)

Ferocious Dog to Rock Poole Harbour Festival! Attention music lovers! Ferocious Dog, the renowned folk-punk band from Nottinghamshire, is set to light up the stage at the Poole Harbour Festival. Prepare for a night of exhilarating music and unforgettable performances. Along with bands such as Razorlight, The Coral, N-Trance and many more, including a whole […]

Southwick’s Music Festival 26-27th July

Ferocious Dog 3 piece acoustic – Alive at The Barn in Southwick! Join us for the return of Southwick’s annual music festival, Alive at The Barn! This two-day event promises an eclectic mix of original live music and comedy, with great food, real ales, and craft ciders. Event Details: Lineup: Friday Evening, July 26, 6 […]

The Skate Punx Beach Party 20th July (Stafford)

3 Piece Acoustic Ferocious Dog to Rock The Skate Punx’ 1st Annual Punk Rock Beach Party! Get ready to hit the beach for a day of high-energy music as Ferocious Dog takes the stage at The Skate Punx’ 1st Annual Punk Rock Beach Party! This all-day event promises an unforgettable experience with a lineup of […]

Folk in a Field 6th July (Swaffham, Norfolk)

Ferocious Dog Saturday Main Stage – Folk in a Field Festival! Prepare for an exhilarating experience as Ferocious Dog takes the stage at this year’s Folk in a Field festival! Set in a remote woodland clearing, this award-winning, family-friendly festival promises a weekend of diverse folk and roots music, free activities, and a laid-back atmosphere. […]

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 artist announcements with a bang!

Jack Kendrick, Darwin's Rejects, Not Quite Dead Yet, Jess Silk, Gaz Brookfield, Random Hand, Headsticks, Shanghai Treason, Barstool Preachers, Ferocious Dog

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 […]

    Louder Than War Interview

    The Ferocious Dog frontman talks about the social and political issues that new album Kleptocracy deals with. Ferocious Dog released their follow-up to 2021’s The Hope on 17th May and, true to form, it is a rumbustious and raucous orgy of political punch that lifts the veil on the uncomfortable social realities of a damaged […]

    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.”

    Official Videos

    A collection of various music videos taken from all our releases

    Merry Christmas to all the Hell Hounds from Ferocious Dog

    As the yuletide season wraps us in its warm embrace, we extend our heartiest holiday wishes to all the hell hounds out there, may your Christmas be filled with fierce joy and untamed happiness. This season, let’s raise a toast to the late Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl, whose spirits continue to inspire and resonate […]

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