Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


band members

Dan Ferguson - Guitar + Vocals Joel Ferguson - Drums + Harmonica + Vocals Kahlia Ferguson - Guitar + Vocals Nathan Ferguson - Bass + Vocals Shani Ferguson - Keys + Vocals


Influences

Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, James Taylor, The Beatles


Website

www.thefergies.com.au/

Bio

​Experience the high energy, toe-tapping folk, rock and blues of The Fergies - Brisbane's home grown, all singing, all playing, five-piece sibling band.

Since forming in late 2007 the award-winning family band has experienced a steady rise in momentum, playing for tens of thousands of people all over the country. Their rich five-part harmonies and irresistible, tambourine-shaking, guitar-strumming, folk-dancing, electrified energy have attracted a broad and uniquely loyal fan-base of all ages, genders and walks of life, drawn to the band and their vibrant original music.

2018 is shaping up to be a huge year for The Fergies! The band were featured at the Gold Coast's Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Carrara Stadium and are set to play a string of festivals and televised events throughout the year, as well as release their highly-anticipated second album.

They've shared the stage with Powderfinger on their farewell tour at Caloundra Music Festival, and have enjoyed a host of other major events and venues including Woodford Folk Festival, Riverstage, The Tivoli Theatre and The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The band has also taken out a host of national and state awards, and made multiple showcase appearances on national television.

From an early age Dan, Shani, Nathan, Joel and Kahlia Ferguson found themselves collectively inspired by influences that span styles as well as decades - the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, The Beatles, America, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, James Taylor, Carole King, Michael Jackson, Ed Sheeran and John Mayer.

To complement their face-to-the-camera online presence the band took their music to the challenging streets of Brisbane four years ago. Describing the motivation behind their street performing, Kahlia Ferguson explains, 'When you busk there's absolutely nowhere to hide. You face the crowd and deliver something engaging or people just ignore you. It keeps you grounded as a performer - gets you out from behind technology and connected to real people'.

With one foot rooted in the past and the other firmly planted in the future, The Fergies are emerging as one of Australia's freshest and most exciting creative units.

Review

If I Should Die Before My Time

The Fergies

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

28 Nov 2018

Triple J
45

The grip of the emotional weight that you laid upon us at that start of this track was suffocating and then like a beaming from an alien ship the vocal harmonies that followed lifted us and let us in endless suspense. Prepare yourself #uglycry

The grip of the emotional weight that you laid upon us at that start of this track was suffocating and then like a beaming from an alien ship the vocal harmonies that followed lifted us and let us in endless suspense. Prepare yourself #uglycry

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Review by Sean Sean

19 Dec 2018

50

I heard this track live quite some time ago. And I heard it again and again, as this brilliant group of siblings refined it and refined it. Then they recorded it on their great new album, Love, Hope, Peace.

It is a joyous track that shows all the vocal, instrument and song-writing skills of this hard-working group. Try not to sing along!

We can all revel in a depressive track wh...

I heard this track live quite some time ago. And I heard it again and again, as this brilliant group of siblings refined it and refined it. Then they recorded it on their great new album, Love, Hope, Peace.

It is a joyous track that shows all the vocal, instrument and song-writing skills of this hard-working group. Try not to sing along!

We can all revel in a depressive track when our mood is down, this is not one of those. It is a track to lift our mood, make us do a happy dance and sing.

Seek The Fergies out to see them live. Have a listen to this new album and their first offering, for Every Son and Daughter.

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Review by Sean Sean

19 Dec 2018

50

This track was unexpected for me, when I first listened to the Love, Hope, Peace album. Unexpected in a positive way, I might add. The Fergies are a brilliant live act, with strong vocals, quality musicianship and great original songs. They always tend towards the folk genre, but this song shows for me that labels as are way too limiting.

This is an uplifting, positive and happy track. ...

This track was unexpected for me, when I first listened to the Love, Hope, Peace album. Unexpected in a positive way, I might add. The Fergies are a brilliant live act, with strong vocals, quality musicianship and great original songs. They always tend towards the folk genre, but this song shows for me that labels as are way too limiting.

This is an uplifting, positive and happy track. It is a wonderful earworm song :) It should be played by FM stations across the country so new listeners can be introduced to these hard-working and talented siblings. If you have an opportunity to see them live, do so, everyone says wow! Also make sure you look up their first album, For Every Son and Daughter.

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