Folk rockers Ferocious Dog play Pool Valley, Brighton

Ferocious Dog. Picture by Kevin Nixon
Ferocious Dog. Picture by Kevin Nixon

Ferocious Dog, a full-on six-piece band offering folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations, come to Brighton this week.

They are playing at The Haunt, 10 Pool Valley, on Friday, March 17 (7pm).

2016 was a defining year for Ferocious Dog.

They played Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury in front of a massive crowd, shared a stage with The Levellers on their sold-out European and UK tour in November and December, and performed at many sold-out shows in-between.

A Food Drop takes place at every Ferocious Dog gig.

The Food Drop came about after the frontman’s (Ken Bonsall) son, Lee Bonsall, committed suicide.

He was suffering with PTSD after serving in Afghanistan.

The Lee Bonsall Memorial Fund was set up, and Ken and his wife Karen would go and set up soup kitchens and help the homeless. They discovered that many were ex-servicemen, living on the streets.

Ferocious Dog, who have a big following of family and fans (Hell Hounds), was a suitable platform to reach a wider audience, so they asked that any donations that could help (food, clothes, etc) be brought along to the gigs. It was named a Food Drop and the donations were then given to homeless charities.

Tickets cost £12.50.

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