A new beast has been discovered, smashing the festival, radio and TV circuits alike, going by the name of Year of the Dog.
The fresh brasshouse-soul sound from Cardiff was born at the Royal Welsh College of Music from where they graduated in 2020. Packed with brass-blasting punch, professional suave, and high energy, the Dogs are selling out gigs and rising fast.
In their first year alone the fellas were invited to play festival MainStage slots, perform live on Heart Radio Wales twice, and appear on Netflix’s Sex Education as the Swing Band, performing their own hit tune Run These Streets in season 1, episode 3.
The dogs of Year of the Dog are;
Felix Lindsell-Hales on vocals and guitar,
Jacob Prescott on bass,
Luke Hartley on drums,
Olly Jenkins on vocals and saxophone,
Peter Richards on bass trombone
Gareth Thomas on Trumpet.
Despite the pandemic sweeping away their summer tour, their tenacity lead to the release of a mighty new album, Bad Taste, earning a feature on BBC News titled ‘How to be a Band in a Pandemic’ and an interview on BBC primetime Radio.