Ben Lee, Jack Johnson, Darren Hanlon, Angus & Julia Stone, Josh Rouse, Ben Folds
Fergus Maximus - Vocals, sax, percussion, Kym Perry - Guitars, Jamie Harrison - Basses
Joe Jackson, Madness, John Mayer, Sting, Seal, Miles Davis etc, Neil Finn, Duncan Sheik
********** Debut EP/LP "Songs & Stories" out now *********
After approximately forever, the debut release from Fergus Maximus is actually a thing. The "Songs & Stories" EP/LP was launched on Friday, 29 May 2015 at The Jade Monkey in Adelaide, supported by the wonderful Kelly Menhennett.
Visit the FM BandCamp store to have a listen or check out the video of the first single, "Derek". A song for anyone who has ever lived in a sharehouse.
********** Beware - Unapologetic Pop Ahead *********
Fergus Maximus is that guy with his headphones on long after the playlist has finished, completely oblivious because there's always music in his head anyway. His early plans to run away and join the circus were thwarted by a lack of openings for half-baked gorillas though he's since put those skills to use in various party bands and as frontman for Adelaide pop/rockers Stumbletrip (currently slumbering). He's done temp and contract work in almost every industry, backpacked around the world and a few years ago packed up his wife and kids in the 4WD and drove around Australia. Ferg's unapologetic pop songs encompass all the important things: love, loss, mistakes, surprises, people's astonishing capacity to miscommunicate and the mystery surrounding that curious old woman down the street. And eggplants, of course. You will find nestled here, for your delectation and enjoyment, some extraordinary snapshots from an ordinary life. And tasting them you may just discover that "ordinary" is in the eye (or perhaps the tastebuds) of the beholder.