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.

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Manchester Folk Festival, Saturday 22nd March 2025

FEROCIOUS DOG AT THE MANCHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL 2025 Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant and eclectic sounds of contemporary folk music as the Manchester Folk Festival returns in 2025! Taking place in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, this urban multi-venue festival is a celebration of diverse artists who push the boundaries of […]

Ferocious Dog Holmfirth (End Of Year Party)

Get ready, Hellhounds! Ferocious Dog’s End of Year Party is BACK! 🎉🎉 We are thrilled to announce that we’re returning to Holmfirth for our legendary End of Year Party! Mark your calendars for Friday, 27th December because it’s going to be an unforgettable night of music, energy, and probably some mosh pits. 📍 Venue: The […]

Clitheroe- The Grand, Saturday 26th October 2024

FEROCIOUS DOG AT THE GRAND IN CLITHEROE! Clitheroe, prepare for an unforgettable night! Ferocious Dog, the folk-punk powerhouse from Nottinghamshire, is bringing their electrifying performance to The Grand. Get ready for an evening of high-energy music and captivating storytelling. EVENT DETAILS: ABOUT THE GRAND The Grand is a vibrant hub of creativity located in the […]

Sheffield- Corporation, Friday 25th October 2024

FEROCIOUS DOG SET TO ROCK CORPORATION IN SHEFFIELD! Sheffield, get ready for an electrifying night! Ferocious Dog, the dynamic folk-punk band from Nottinghamshire, is coming to Corporation. As a well established rock venue, FD will aim to raise the roof. EVENT DETAILS: ABOUT CORPORATION Corporation is one of the top live band venues and alternative […]

Swansea – Patti Pavilion, Thursday 24th October 2024

FEROCIOUS DOG TO TAKE THE STAGE AT PATTI PAVILION IN SWANSEA! Swansea, get ready for an explosive night! Ferocious Dog is set to deliver an electrifying performance at the iconic Patti Pavilion. Prepare for a night of unforgettable music and revelry. EVENT DETAILS: ABOUT PATTI PAVILION The Patti Pavilion, located in Victoria Park to the […]

Southampton – The 1865, Saturday 19th October 2024

FEROCIOUS DOG READY TO ROCK THE 1865 IN SOUTHAMPTON! Southampton, brace yourselves! Ferocious Dog is set to bring their electrifying performance to The 1865. Prepare for an unforgettable evening filled with high-energy music and raw authentic folk storytelling. EVENT DETAILS: ABOUT THE 1865 The 1865 is a premier live events venue located in the heart […]

Norwich – The Waterfront, Friday 18th October 2024

FEROCIOUS DOG TO LIGHT UP THE WATERFRONT IN NORWICH! Norwich, get pumped! Ferocious Dog, the folk-punk powerhouse from Nottinghamshire, is gearing up to take over The Waterfront. Don’t miss this chance for an evening of energetic music and fascinating tales. EVENT DETAILS: ABOUT THE WATERFRONT The Waterfront is a premier live music venue and nightclub […]

Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill Thursday 17th October 2024

FEROCIOUS DOG SET TO IGNITE KK’S STEEL MILL IN WOLVERHAMPTON! Wolverhampton, get ready for a night to remember! Ferocious Dog, the dynamic folk-punk band from Nottinghamshire, is bringing their electrifying performance to KK’s Steel Mill. Prepare for an evening of high-energy and moshing in the pit. EVENT DETAILS: ABOUT KK’S STEEL MILL KK’s Steel Mill […]


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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


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

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    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 6th Studio Album Kleptocracy

    Our 2024 album (Kleptocracy) features 12 songs and will be available on CD, Deluxe CD (with 4 bonus songs), transparent red vinyl (exclusive from the band’s website), clear vinyl, and all digital platforms.

    Kleptocracy is the follow-up to The Hope which debuted at Number One on the Official UK & Ireland Folk Album Charts and entered the National Album charts at Number 31.

    With righteous anger and a brand new line-up, Ferocious Dog “didn’t want this album to sound just like The Hope or previous albums, we wanted to put our stamp on it. So even though this album has the same undercurrent as all Ferocious Dog albums, it is faster, more rocky, and a closer reflection of our live shows. It has been a great venture all working together on this album amidst all the shows and tours.”

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    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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