"Badgers... Lots Of Them" is a top-quality three-piece Function/Party/Wedding Band performing around Surrey, West Sussex, London and the rest of South England.
Formed in 2012, Ollie Chipchase (Bass), David Owen (Drums) and Dom Mackie (Guitar/Vocals) all graduated from The Academy of Contemporary Music with degrees in Professional Music Performance. They have played and performed together many times and it is with this experience that they draw upon to make Badgers...Lots Of Them the best function band it can be.
The Badgers have worked hard to create a wide and diverse repertoire that spans the years of contemporary popular music. The Badgers perform hits from Rock 'n' Roll to Reggae, Punk to Pop and their repertoire is constantly shifting and changing week on week. A sample of some of our repertoire can be found on our 'Set List' page.
Ollie Chipchase - Bass
Ollie first picked up the Bass Guitar when he was 13 after being inspired by his brother who played the Guitar.
After school, Ollie decided to study at Bournemouth & Poole College for a BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology. He then went on to gain a 2:1 in his Professional Music Performance Degree from The Academy of Contemporary Music.
Ollie takes inspiration from musicians such as John Paul Jones, James Jamerson and George Porter Jr.
David Owen - Drums/BVs
Picking up sticks for the first time in 1996, David has since passed through both Drumtech and The Academy of Contemporary Music achieving a First in his Professional Music Performance degree at the latter. Originally inspired by the likes of Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl and Tre Cool, Davids current favourite drummers include Stanton Moore, Benny Greb and David Garibaldi.
David also enjoys English folk music and playing the piano accordion, walks in the countryside, reading and following Ipswich Town Football Club.
Dominic Mackie - Guitar/Vocals
Upon leaving school Dominic attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology where he studied their BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music with Triple Distinction.
Dominic continued his studies at the Academy of Contemporary Music where he gained a Higher Diploma with Merit and achieved a First for his degree in Professional Music Performance.
Dominic was first drawn to the guitar by blues/rock artists like Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II and Stevie Ray Vaughan but has since developed interests in finger-style British Folk music, and artists such as Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Sam Carter and Martin Simpson.
Dominic has worked as a pit musician for theatre and has played for productions of Bright Lights Big City, Hair, Rent and The Clockmaker's Daughter.