The online home for Fergus Maximus (both the band and the bloke)
The online home for Fergus Maximus (both the band and the bloke)


Genesis Girl Fan Recording

Ferg loves comics. He still loves paper comics he can hold in his hands but these days he mostly reads online. Dozens of webcomics. Maybe hundreds. (He keeps track of them using The Old Reader RSS feed service.)

Recently one of the comics he follows, The Genesis Girl by Tom DellAringa, featured a silly song called “Backward It Came” and Ferg decided to record a fan version of the song (the main character’s sister was sick, so she wrote a silly song to try and cheer her up) :

Backward It Came

The Genesis Girl is a fun, all-ages, science fiction story.

Tom was generous enough to provide a link back here to the Fergus Maximus website. If you’re visiting from The Genesis Girl, welcome! If you’d like to check out more Fergus Maximus music visit Bandcamp or Spotify or YouTube or iTunes or Tidal or … any of the usual places. Or explore the inside of Ferg’s brain on Instagram.

Where You Need To Be

As part of Oz Music Month, Ferg’s song ‘Where You Need To Be’ got a spin on ABC Adelaide on Friday in the lead up to Remembrance Day on Sunday, 11 November which marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. The song is his tribute to the ANZACs. To those who didn’t make it home and to those who did but were never really the same.

If you missed it, you can catch it on the podcast (it’s around the 1:29:45 mark)

Lest we forget.

Fergus Maximus at the Semaphore Music Festival (Finally!)

Ferg is delighted to finally play the Semaphore Music Festival. For years he’s been out of town on the October long weekend but this time he’s home and so happy to be part of the fun. He’ll be performing solo at 2:30 pm on the free entry BSide Community Stage on Mundy Street in Port Adelaide on Sunday, 30 September 2018.

Come along earlier and catch some of the other fantastic acts on the bill that afternoon including the wonderful Courtney Robb & Snooks  and Ben Searcy.

Visit the website at to check out the whole program — there’s a whole long weekend of fantastic music to explore. Come along and support local music and this fantastic independent music festival.

Stone Pony (in Willunga) with Khristian Mizzi (Melbourne) supported by Zac Eden

Hey folks,

On Saturday, 11 August 2018, Ferg is performing a solo set at Stone Pony in Willunga alongside wonderful Melbourne troubadour Khristian Mizzi and Adelaide’s own Zac Eden.

It’s going to be a hairy beardfest of wonderful music, songs and storytelling.Tell your friends and get yourself down to Willunga to join the fun.

Tickets available at Ticketebo.

‘Restless Soles’ is in the wild!

After approximately forever, the debut studio album from Fergus Maximus, Restless Soles, was released on Friday, 13 July 2018 to a sold-out crowd at The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide as part of Music SA’s Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival and Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Guitars In Bars, ably supported by the wonderful Alison Coppe.

Restless Soles, recorded at Wizard Tone Studios in Adelaide, is an anthology of melodic short stories about people with itchy feet and the road in their eyes; about love, loss and memory and the things we hold on to.
Musically, the album is really varied. There are bouncy pop things, some soulful tracks with a horn section and gospel-inspired backing vocals, some rowdy pop/rock songs, a couple of sparse ballads and a couple of things with strings including one track simply backed by a string quartet.
But how do you get to hear the album? There are SO many ways!

If you want a physical CD, come to a gig some time!.

If you want a physical CD which includes a download go to the Fergus Maximus BandCamp store.

If you just want a download you can get that at BandCamp too or at Amazon, Google Play or iTunes.

Or you can stream it on Spotify or Deezer or Tidal or Apple Music or iHeartRADIO or Napster (apparently that’s still a thing) or in a whole bunch of other places we don’t even know about (we have people for that). If you can’t find your service of choice, just Google it. It’s probably there. If not, let us know and we’ll see if we can hook them up.

Whatever you do, make sure you have a listen. Everyone on the Fergus Maximus team is delighted with how it has turned out

The long-awaited Fergus Maximus album is finally happening!

After approximately forever, the debut Fergus Maximus studio album is almost here. Recorded at Wizard Tone Studios and featuring an array of incredible Adelaide musicians, ‘Restless Soles’ is a collection of melodic stories about people with itchy feet; about love, loss and memory and the things we hold on to. The final mixes sound fantastic and they are now in London being mastered (after which they’ll sound even more amazing).

The album is being launched with a full band show on the 13th of July at The Wheaty in association with Umbrella Festival and Guitars in Bars. The night will kick off with wonderful singer/songwriter/poet Alison Coppe (The Janes) bringing her poignant, passionate songs exploring the vagaries of the human heart and the sights and sounds of Adelaide’s western suburbs.

Tickets are available at Moshtix (and it’s cheaper to buy online than at on the door!)

Here’s some photos from the recording sessions to whet your appetite.

Fergus, Paula & Chloe — Monday, 19 June at The Ed Castle

It’s been a couple of months since Fergus Maximus hit the stage. Come along and join in a fantastic night of local original music at the Ed Castle (and remind him why he needs to get away from the computer more often).

And Ferg was delighted to discover he’s sharing the bill with friends, the lovely and talented Paula Standing and Chloe Warrick. [Full disclosure: they are both lovely and talented; it’s not an either/or deal.]

Yes, it’s cold out but the atmosphere will be nice and warm inside The Ed. There are yummy things to eat, delicious things to drink and wonderful music to enjoy.

So make a note in your diary to get off your couch, turn off the TV and the computer for a while and head out for some fun times. And we know it’s a school night so things will wrap up by 10 pm. Check out the Facebook event here.

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