If you think there's nothing fresh and new out there when it comes to musical families then you haven't seen and heard the rich five-part harmonies and irresistible, tambourine-shaking, guitar-strumming, folk-dancing, electrified energy of 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 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.
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-playing classical music teacher as a Mother, music fills their home as well as their lives. And with ages ranging from 17 to 23 the musical-family vibe continues to be closely knit into 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, Steely Dan, America, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, James Taylor, The Beatles, Mumford and Sons, Michael Jackson 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.