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.
2019 is shaping up to be a huge year for The Fergies! Last year the band were featured at the Gold Coast's Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at Carrara Stadium, received an endorsement with Cole Clark Guitars and were featured at a string of national festivals and televised events throughout the year, as well as releasing 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 Bluesfest (2019), Woodford Folk Festival (2016 - 2018), Riverstage's Lord Mayor's Christmas Show (televised nationally on Channel 9), the Tivoli, 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.
Joel Ferguson, Kahlia Ferguson, Dan Ferguson,
Shani Ferguson and Nathan Ferguson.
Photography by Josette Althaus
© 2019 The Fergies