Lucky Doug Fergus

Doug's Bio

Lucky Doug Fergus - Songwriter, bassist, vocalist, tambourine sharpener.


In addition to being a bassist, vocalist, lyricist, songwriter, comedian and good cook, Doug is an accomplished tambourine sharpener. 

Doug is driven to create music that is quirky, fun, thought-provoking, and in some way inspiring. 

He has been inspired by some of his favorite comedians and musicians: Jonathan Winters, George Carlin, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, the Talking Heads, Devo, Weird Al Yankovic, and Frank Zappa.

Doug began his music career in 1982 with the Los Angeles band, Split Image and was signed to Allied Artists Records. 

In 2012 his band Naked in Public opened for Cyndi Lauper at the Britt Festival in Oregon. 

All 31 of his professionally released songs were recorded and produced by legendary producer Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chile Peppers, Prince, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash). 

His songs with his bands Naked in Public, Lucky Doug and the Stinkbugs and Lucky Doug Fergus can be found on Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and have been played on Sirius XM and hundreds of college radio stations across Canada and the US. 

Doug loves puppy dogs, bubble baths, and long candle lit walks on the beach. He believes his role in life is to share his joy for living and his “If life hands you a lemon, make lemonade” outlook. Oh, and he’d like to thank Gosh.

From Jake at Roctober Magazine:

“Odd quirk-rock truth telling through poppy songs that sound like weirdo novelty rock but are really life lessons that are actually funnier than real novelty rock.”