1998 – 2004, 2012 – Present


Dave Badger (vocals & guitar) – (1998 – present)

Wayne Dabner (lead guitar) –(1998-2003)

Greg (bass) (1998-1999)

Ken Norman (bass) (1999 – present)

Thorin “Fozzy” Dixon (Drums) (1998 – 2013)

Kat Moore (strings) – (2000-2012)

Russ Dawson-Butterworth (keyboards) – (2012 – present)

Clive Waddle (drums) – (2014- present)


CD SINGLE: “EP – 1” (Mudhut Records)

CD ALBUM 2002: “Tested and Tried”

CD ALBUM 2004: “Nothing To Me Now”

CD ALBUM: “Live”


Junk Puppets formed in 1998 by accomplished musicians Dave Badger (vocals & guitar) and Wayne Dabner (lead guitar) initially as a studio project. After writing and recording sessions were complete Greg (bass) and Peterborough’s finest drummer Thorin “Fozzy” Dixon joined the fold to hit the stage.

For years the band travelled the country playing pubs, industry venues and festivals to rave reviews and gaining an ever increasing number of fans along the way. In 1999 Greg left the area and Ken Norman joined on bass guitar. More gigs, industry interest and cd releases followed.

After being signed and watching the label go bankrupt before the release of the debut album the band released a re-recorded self financed album “Tested and Tried” in 2002.

In 2003 the band became a three piece with the departure of Wayne. The slim lined Junk Puppets released the second album “Nothing to me now” in 2004. After stunning reviews, festival headline appearances and high profile support slots with Dodgy, Kasabian, Pecadilloes to name a few the band took an extended break.

In 2012 the Peterborough Willow Festival saw the live return of the re-grouped band with the addition of new member Kat Moore on strings showing that they are still a force to be reckoned with.

Now in 2014 playing covers in the pubs with Russ and Clive and the odd original set Junk Puppets are most defiantly back!


Junk Puppets - Willow Festival 2003
Junk Puppets – Willow Festival 2003
Nothing To Me Now Album
Tested and Tried Album
Live Album