FEROCIOUS Dog is always about more than the music, although their signature sound of folk with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations is what brings the fans back again and again. They have three more south west dates, starting on 25th March, on the current tour.
Led by Ken Bonsall, the Dogs are proudly political, singing impassioned songs of a broken Britain. Ken’s son Lee, a veteran of the Afghanistan encounter, suffered PTSD after his return to the UK, and took his own life. When Ken and his wife Karen realised that many street sleepers were former servicemen, they started setting up soup kitchens and helping the homeless.
This escalated into a Food Drop, now a feature of every Ferocious Dog concert. Audiences are asked to bring food and clothing to the gigs, which are then distributed locally to those who need it.
Ferocious Dog is a full-on six-piece band. Their guitarist is Les Carter of the Unstoppable Sex Machine fame. Most of the gigs on the current Red Tour are sold out or nearly sold out, and all of them will bring the plight of the homeless to the fore.
They will be playing at The Fleece in Bristol on Saturday 25th March, Exeter Phoenix on Good Friday 14th April and the Electric Palace in Bridport on Saturday 15th.