Ferocious Dog

English working class Celtic-folk punk, The Levellers meets Billy Bragg meets The Pogues. As authentic as feck.

 – Shite’n’Onions USA

As someone who has played with The Levellers, Oysterband and Wonderstuff… Ferocious Dog are carrying on the tradition of folk rock the way it was meant to be done

 – Dan Donnelly (The Wonder Stuff)

Ferocious Dog are…

Ken Bonsall

Lead singer, co. Song Writer, & acoustic guitar,

Favourite bands:

Billy Bragg, Rage Against the Machine, The Levellers, New Model Army, Rancid, The Pogues, The Specials, Lee Scratch Perry, RDF, McDermott's 2 Hours, Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Wonderstuff & Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Main influences:

Politics (Karl Marx, Arthur Scargill, Lenin, Lord Tony Benn and Dennis Skinner), dub, reggae, folk, punk & ska

Personal interests:

I love football, watching other bands and heading off into the countryside.

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Dan Booth

Violin & co. Song Writer. Also lead vocals on some songs.

Favourite bands:

The Levellers, New Model Army, The Wonder Stuff, Peace & Palma Violets

Main influence:

The Levellers

Personal interests:

Enjoys spending time with his two beautiful children; Lacey-Lee and Lyla. Manchester United and UFC Boxing

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Sam Wood


Favourite bands

Primus, Children of Bodom, Disney Soundtracks

Main influences

Vivaldi, Gaelic Storm, Joseph Spence, Julie Fowlis

Personal interests

Mandolin enthusiast, Walks, Animals, Pub

Ryan Brooks

Instrument: Guitar

Favourite Bands:

The Dead South, The Devil Makes Three, Avenged Sevenfold, Misfits, Johnny Cash

Main Influences:

Nirvana, Green Day

Hobbies and Interests:

Spending a lot of time in guitar shops and playing live music.

John Alexander


Favourite bands:

Pop Will Eat Itself, Dropkick Murphys, The Levellers, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Rancid, Johnny Cash, Flogging Molly, Wu Tang Clan, Skinny Lister & The Wonder Stuff

Main influences:

Clint Mansell (PWEI), Johnny Cash & Matt Freeman (Rancid)

Personal interests:

Family time with the wife Tracy and children Finley and Imogen, tattooing, going to watch Wolverhampton Wanderers and going to gigs and festivals

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Alex Smith


Favourite bands:

Stiff Little Fingers, Rage against the Machine, The Clash, Slaves, Bad Brains, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Hung like Hanratty, The Skints, Bob Marley & the Wailers and Toots & the Maytals.

Main Influences:

Punk, Grunge and Reggae.

Personal interests:

Festivals, gigs, travelling and GUINNESS.