Year of the Dog


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 brass house-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 Main Stage 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.

Straight out of lockdown, 2022 is seeing the band releasing fresh new music, live interviews across BBC evening shows, and a gigs across the country. This summer they hit the festival scene at In It Together (BBC Horizons Stage), Noz Stock (mainstage), Kendal Calling (Chai Wallah), Cheltenham Jazz Festival and more.