Doghouse on the wagon for heroes - but the party starts again on January 31

Doghouse Roses.
Doghouse Roses.

Bedford band the Doghouse Roses have given up alcohol during January to raise money for Cancer Research, Mind and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

More than £400 has been raised so far for their combined causes and the group is appealing for people to get behind this worthwhile cause by sponsoring them.

Doghouse Roses are a four-piece rock band whose members are Liam Burke, Mark Emsley, Sean Morris and Jim Morton.

They are all talented musicians who originally got together for one gig last summer in aid of the charity Help for Heroes and since then they have played Esquires in Bedford, as well as a number of dates across the region and in London.

A spokeswoman for the band said: “The Dogs have an infamous reputation on the Bedfordshire music scene, thanks to their riotous antics and camaraderie. They managed to stop the traffic recently when they broke down in a taxi, all dressed in drag, on their way to a gig!

“It’s been a tough month so far in the Doghouse, playing all gigs sober for a change, but the guys are committed to seeing this through. “All focus is however on getting to midnight on Friday, January 31 at The Queen’s Tavern, Putnoe, Bedford, when the party starts again with a gig from around 9pm and all are welcome.”

Check out the band’s facebook page for further details of gigs

You can donate to their cause at:,, or