Ferocious Dog are from Warsop, Nottinghamshire.
Originally 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 few times, 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 a growing profile at UK festivals as well as playing in Dubai, giving the band great exposure. This has stepped up in 2012 to seven UK Festival bookings plus charity, support and independent gigs, and a single release available to buy on iTunes, with an album due for release imminently.
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.