Band uses gigs to aid homeless people

Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances and for their Charity Food Drops for the Homeless, which they hold at every gig. 

Punters bring, tins and other non-perishable foods, toiletries and blankets and the goods are picked up by food banks.  

The band have been doing this for more than four years, and other musicians and artists, are following suit – including Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood).

Ferocious Dog are Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard playing just about everything with strings, Les Carter (ex-Carter USM) on guitar, the lyrics of Ken Bonsall and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander.

As a whole they bring a intricacy to the breakneck pace of their songs. 

They’ve been hailed as “a representation of our gut feeling, savage and merciless” and at the same time, called “folk in the grand tradition of it being the people’s sound.”

You can see them at The Venue in Abbey Street, Derby on September 12. Get tickets from 01332 203545.

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