FEROCIOUS Dog will be performing the first gig at the newly opened Marshall Rooms in Stroud on Friday, November 10, and will be using the opportunity to collect donations of food or clothes to help the homeless.

Proudly political, Ferocious Dog are a full-on six-piece band that encompass folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations.

The songs are deeply personal and resonate with their growing legion of loyal fans (known as Hell Hounds).

Fronted by ex-miner Ken Bonsall, the band features Dan Booth on fiddle, John Leonard on strings, Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar, Alex Smith on bass and John Alexander on drums.

Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances.

They will be supported by Neck, a London, Irish, Psycho Celidh band.

During 2017 the band has been playing slots at some of the UK’s and European favourite festivals . They are playing to some of the largest audiences of their career and are heading back to Europe to play in Spain, Belgium and Holland later this year.

The band use the opportunity at every gig to collect donations for homeless charities. It has been named the 'Food Drop'.

The Food Drop came about after the frontman’s Ken Bonsall's son, Lee Bonsall, who was suffering with PTSD after serving in Afghanistan, committed suicide.

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 was a suitable platform to reach a wider audience and they asked for any donations that could help, (food, clothes, etc), be brought along to the gigs.

The donations were given to homeless charities. The Food Drop now takes place at every gig.

  •  See Ferocious Dog at The Marshall Rooms, 27A Nelson St. Stroud on Frioday, November 10.8.30pm. Tickets £12(adv)/£14(door) . Call 01453 755600.