“LONESOME” DAVE FERGUSON is a one-man lo-fi-hi-impact explosion of Trans-Blues & Country-Dub!
Arrive from 4pm for pre-drinks and supper
Show starts at 5pm
Tickets @ R150 do not include dinner
This solo show uses only harmonica, human beat-box and vocals, recording live loops and then layering and building those loops to construct a song… Although it’s a solo act it’s not your typical singer-song-whiner type show, expect more in your face dance-style grooves served up in a Deep-South style…
Harmonica player Dave Ferguson has been playing extensively in and around Cape Town and beyond since the early 90s as well as a 12 year stint in the UK (including Nashville, Memphis, Australia & others). Other international live and session work has been with UK Alt. Country fore-runners The Arlenes, Emily Barker, Sophia, John Townes Van Zandt, Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters), Michelle Shocked, Candye Kane, Mickey Harte, Lucky Oceans (Asleep at the Wheel, The Zydecats), Dave Clarke (Blues of Cain, , Joan Armatrading & Chaka Kahn) and Winston Delandro (Guitarist for Bob Marley and the Wailers 1965-1972 currently with Ub40) Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy), Ian Siegal, Jimmy Dludlu, Prime Circle, Taxi Violence, Bed on bricks, A-King, Red Earth and Rust, Valiant Swart, Ollie Viljoen etc.
Early 2007 saw the launch of his solo show arising from a close association with his friend Benjamin Darvill (aka Son of Dave). This enabled Ferguson to find a voice and created a vehicle for songwriting with an unique sound & approach which has led to a growing cult following. Dave Ferguson has taken his solo show all over Southern Africa (as well as the UK, Europe, the UAE, Australia etc.) including a prime slot at Balla Coi Cinghialli (Italy) and opening the Main Stage at The Rollright Fayre (UK) also having appeared at most of the major South African Rock & Blues Festivals (Oppikoppi, Splashy Fen, Up The Creek, Rocking The Daisies, The Table Mountain Blues Summit, Voodoo Lounge Blues Fest, Big Blues and even the two main Trance festivals: Earthdance and Rezonance).
Ferguson also opened for The Lemonhead’s Evan Dando, Gemma Ray, Candye Kane (US Blues Singer of The Year 2008) & played with Michelle Shocked as well as doing a private performance at the request of the Counting Crows while they were on tour.
Dave has an endorsement with Seydel Harmonicas as well as Fender!