We are 'Ferocious Dog' from Warsop, Nottinghamshire.
Started as 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 couple of times in the early days, 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 some success at festivals
giving the band some excellent exposure. With more festivals lined up for 2012 the future is looking very bright.
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.
Looking towards the future...
The band grow from strength to strength and played in Dubai on St. Patrick's Day in 2011
this year 2012 we can confirm the band have been re-booked now for a total of seven UK festivals as well as charity gigs and more to come, the band are becoming more and more noticed across the UK and now they have new material out on iTunes and the web the future for the band can be nothing but bright from here on in...
Here's to the future