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

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

10 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

This band always keeps me guessing and loving the harmonies.

I love how much freedom and playful you have with all of your music; you're always keeping me on my toes. I especially like the dynamics of the two leads in this, I felt like I was on an adventure the whole time.

This band always keeps me guessing and loving the harmonies.

I love how much freedom and playful you have with all of your music; you're always keeping me on my toes. I especially like the dynamics of the two leads in this, I felt like I was on an adventure the whole time.

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

Review

Review by Mike Meade Mike Meade

20 Dec 2018

50

I first heard ‘My Way Or The Highway’ performed acoustically and loved it on first hearing. The recording on the ‘Love Hope Peace’ album certainly fulfills the songs potential. Catchy as hell with a great lyric. Those great Fergies harmonies shine of course in an arrangement that The Fergies certainly know how to take a fab song and make it better.

I first heard ‘My Way Or The Highway’ performed acoustically and loved it on first hearing. The recording on the ‘Love Hope Peace’ album certainly fulfills the songs potential. Catchy as hell with a great lyric. Those great Fergies harmonies shine of course in an arrangement that The Fergies certainly know how to take a fab song and make it better.