Long-haired, barefooted, street-performing band The Fergies are a homegrown outfit committed to finding their own voice and sound through a catchy, toe-tapping original repertoire expressing their folk, rock and soul influences.
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 Fergies' and their vibrant original music.
They've shared the stage with Powderfinger on their farewell tour at the Caloundra Music Festival, and enjoyed a host of other major events and venues including Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane's 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, America, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, James Taylor, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and John Mayer.
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 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.