After approximately forever, the debut Fergus Maximus album is about to launch (and Ferg is super-stoked to announce that the evening will start with a special guest set by the wonderful Kelly Menhennett).
“Songs & Stories” happened quite accidentally during preparation for the first Fergus Maximus studio album. It was recorded live at Ferg’s first ever solo show — a SCALA set at the Austral Hotel in November 2014. That show proved two things:
1. 20 years as a frontman only goes part way to preparing you for sitting on stage alone with a guitar for the first time (it’s kind of terrifying, apparently)
2. Noni Espinosa is a terrific sound engineer — the live mix went straight to his hard drive and when Ferg heard it back he realised he had accidentally recorded his first album.
The “Songs & Stories” EP has 6 songs, and you can get a taste of it by checking out the first single on the YouTubes: https://www.youtube.com/
There is also a Special Edition LP which has the whole, hour-long show (that has twice the songs and also includes at least 33% more mistakes).
Since “Songs & Stories” is a solo release, this will be mostly a solo show but don’t be surprised if some special guests pop up.
Quick, put it in your diary now! It’s long enough after the Festival/Fringe madness that you will have caught your breath but before the Cabaret Festival knocks you off-balance again.
Tickets will be $15 ($10 concession) and will be available at the door. Tix are also available for pre-order and the EP/LP will soon be available for pre-order too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.