When: Friday 29 March
Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location: The Event SpaceShare:
Ferocious Dog (4-Piece Acoustic)
Plus, Nick Parker
Celtic-folk punk; The Levellers meets Billy Bragg meets The Pogues
Friday 29th March
8.00pm – 1.00am
18’s and over only
2016 was a defining year for Ferocious Dog. From playing Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury in front of a massive crowd, to sharing the stage with The Levellers on their sold out European and UK tour, Ferocious Dog left the audience under no doubt that they had witnessed a band that has the talent and passion to go on to dominate the folk/punk music scene.
“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
This year Ferocious Dog are hitting the road with a run of stripped back 4-piece shows. Bringing deeply personal lyrics, infused with folk, rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations to the masses, Ken Bonsall, Dan Booth, Alex Smith and John Leonard will be whipping up a musical maelstrom in a slightly more personal setting than their recent sold
out shows or main-stage festival slots have allowed.
It is certainly not a show to be missed!
Pivotal to the ethos and drive of Ferocious Dog is the sad fate of Ken’s son Lee. Lee served in Afghanistan from the age of 18, and upon re-joining civilian life took his own life in 2012 at the age of just 24, unable to overcome the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he was suffering from stemming from one of his friends being killed by a sniper.
Lee is commemorated in the songs The Glass, Lee’s Tune and A Verse for Lee on their first album. This gave rise to The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund which is a constant focus for fundraising and awareness building by the band. Lee’s story was featured in the BBC documentary Broken by Battle. It was Lee that named the band when he was a child.
We are delighted that they have added Glastonbury to their 2019 Tour.
Supporting them is Glastonbury based Nick Parker who started gigging in his early teens playing mandolin and singing in folk/rock/skiffle band ‘Why?’, and spent the next 10 years bouncing around on stages at hundreds of venues and festivals around the UK and Europe. In 1998 Nick called it a day with Why? and started a solo career in 2010 and has since released three full-length albums.
Over the years Nick has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The Wedding Present, Bright Eyes, Ben Marwood, Frank Turner and Mike Peters among others, and has been enjoying providing tour support for both Ferocious Dog (Enemy Within Tour) and Levellers (One Way of Life UK dates).
When not doing his own thing, Nick can often be found playing mandolin in Bristol based Gaz Brookfield’s Company of Thieves.
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