LUCKY DOUG FERGUS
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, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Talking Heads, Devo, Weird Al Yankovic, Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa, B-52’s, CAKE and Primus.
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.
Most 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 most all the digital platforms such as, Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and have been played on Sirius XM “Rodney On The Rock” and hundreds of college radio stations across Canada and the US.
Doug’s latest single, I Love To Hear Her Laugh is a quirky, fun pop rock ode to a former girlfriend who struggled with depression. On occasion, she would laugh. "I loved to hear her laugh!" Said Doug. She was so negative most of the time, that hearing her laugh was a great relief that maybe she'll be ok." He decided he had to write a song about her experiences.
Doug is a continual source of fun, quirky, witty, ear candy indie rock.
Here’s a great description from Mark Arinsberg of Citizen 44 podcast:
“Doug's songs have an underlying theme of social relevance with humorous pokes of fun at various aspects of our society. The lyrics are fun, slightly cartoon-ish, witty and invite your attention. The songs have a DIY feel/indie rock style with a nice touch of weirdness, reminiscent of bands such as Talking Heads, Devo, B-52’s, CAKE, Primus and Weird Al Yankovic. As a vocalist, Doug does a fine job of conveying the lyrics in an authentic way.”
Doug 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: “Dougs songs are 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.”
Lucky Doug Fergus