If you think there's nothing fresh and new out there when it comes to musical families, it's clearly because you haven't seen and heard The Fergies.
Since forming in late 2007 the award-winning band has experienced a steady rise in momentum, playing for hundreds of thousands of people at some outstanding Aussie events.
They've shared the stage with acts like Powderfinger, on their farewell tour at the Caloundra Music Festival, and enjoyed a host of other major events and venues like New Caledonia's Live en Aout Festival, Bluesfest, Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, Brisbane Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols (televised nationally on Network 9). The band has also taken out a host of national and state awards, and made multiple showcase appearances on national TV.
It's little wonder the Ferguson siblings, Dan, Joel, Kahlia, Nathan and Shani were drawn to a life of music-making. With a Father who's a contemporary multi-instrumentalist, and a cello and clarinet playing classical music teacher as a Mother, music fills their home as well as their lives. With the youngest and eldest Fergies less than 6 years apart the closely knit, musical-family vibe is integral to the band's style.
From an early age The Fergies found themselves collectively inspired by influences that span styles as well as decades - The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, Mumford and Sons and John Mayer.
Along with success on the live stage, The Fergies have developed a solid international following online, with close to 100,000 YouTube subscribers and approaching 30,000 likes on Facebook.
To complement their face-to-the-camera online presence the band took their music to the challenging streets of Brisbane. 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 real as a performer - gets you out from behind technology and connected to real people'.
Together, live shows, street performing and exposure online have attracted a broad and uniquely loyal fan-base of all ages, genders and walks of life, drawn to The Fergies' and their vibrant original music.
This is a band committed to finding its own voice and sound through a catchy, toe-tapping original repertoire expressing their folk, indie, pop and rock influences. 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.
Released 2nd studio album - LOVE HOPE PEACE
Endorsed by Cole Clark Guitars
Featured Band - 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
Woodford Folk Festival
Gympie Music Muster
New Caledonia - Live en Aout Music Festival
Brisbane Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols (televised nationally on Network 9)
Caloundra Music Festival (Powderfinger support)
Under the Trees Festival
RedFest Strawberry Festival
Mackay Festival of the Arts
Rockhampton River Festival
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Folk Redlands Music Festival
Yamba Music Festival
Maleny Music Festival
COMING UP IN 2019
Byron Bay Guitar Festival
Brisbane Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
2020 - Releasing The Fergies' 3rd studio album. Details to be released!
Joel Ferguson, Kahlia Ferguson, Dan Ferguson,
Shani Ferguson and Nathan Ferguson.
Photography by Josette Althaus
© 2019 The Fergies