We're just 2 guys but DON'T call us a Duo!
tom muuray - drummer/voaclist
FERGUSON & ROGERS BAND Requirements:
Staging Area must be large enough to accommodate a FOUR piece band.
ONE AC Outlet with 110 volts within 50' of stage.
ALL musical gear is on wheels... ramps are appreciated if staging area is NOT on level ground as our vehicle.
Steps and upper levels will be negotiated.
Parking for full size car with attached 6 X 8' trailer after equipment is unloaded.
A dance floor or dance area is most welcome by many in our audience.
Ever conscious of air conditioning and heating expense, your doors will be open about 1 minute while we bring in our equipment.
Permission is granted to use any photos, videos, text, or other information displayed on our website for the purpose of advertising and
promotion of our appearance at your establishment.
Use of our URL as a hyperlink and Facebook group page is encouraged as we will connect YOUR website to ours for direct contact to YOU for customer directions, reservation, hours, etc.
www.fergusonandrogers.com , ferguson and rogers band, Facebook Group Page.
WE request permission to play “over-time” if our crowd is actively participating, YOUR servers and bartenders are “busy”,
and the neighbors don't complain.
Ferguson & Rogers Band is NOT an "Easy Listening", Background Music, "could you turn it down, we're trying to talk" type of act. (although some events begin this way, we will accommodate, of course)
Our audiences occasionally like to start dancing and singing right away. We do have a PLAY LIST as a reference to the hundreds of songs we play, but we don't use a SET LIST... we observe the room "energy" before deciding what songs to begin the show with.
However, we'll be in "performance mode" from song one. That said, we have outgrown the smaller venue, TIKI Bar, Piano Bar Lounges, and many Assisted Living facilities "Parlor events".
Outdoor venues: PLEASE make sure your auto sprinkler systems are on OFF until we're loaded up and out of sight.
FERGUSON and ROGERS BAND is a totally self contained band with sound re-enforcement including a combination of speakers and powered bass sub cabinets insuring a FULL, balanced sound to cover the room or concert area. As opening act for many national acts (Charlie Pride, Tanya Tucker, ALABAMA, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty) Ferguson & Rogers mixer plugs into their system and suddenly we're playing to 5000 people. (size does matter)
With a fully loaded '6 X 8' enclosed cargo trailer following them to the gig, they come prepared to entertain up to a 800 seat room or arena.
On February 13, 2018 we said good-bye to our sister Nancy in Naples, Fl. Many of her friends and family were present and GOD knows our loss is his gain. Miss you terribly sis, Love, Paul
but of course we take requests ... "the music you grew up with!"
Different .. Very Different!
FERGUSON and ROGERS BAND
A 60 Minute set-up condensed into a minute...3000X real time (but just as exhausting)
Averaging 3000 visits a month...thank you all so very much... stop by the gig and request a song or 10, or 15.
The New Kid in Town. SCOTT CASEY is our new Sound Guy, with other attributes to the F&R Band and is making us sound magnificent from what we're told.
A quick note on guest sit-ins: If we know the song we will likely let guests sing a song or two, or guitar/horn/harmonica player join us on stage. 3 Rules: F & R must know the song, YOU must know the song AND key, Know the lyrics. We are NOT Karaoke though a Karaoke singer is welcome on our stage BUT not if you sing to a cell phone in your other hand, reading lyrics.
FERGUSON & ROGERS BAND displays Keyboards, Guitar, Drums, Foot Bass, and Vocals without the use of “TRACKS” or computer. They accompany them selves.
Are you an American Veteran in a branch of Military Service? WE honor YOU in most every show. Come by for a SPECIAL THANK YOU for your service to our country.
Here's the Skinny on Ferguson & Rogers Band. With over 20 contracted/confirmed booking for the 2019-2020 season (not including restaurant/night club dates) we'll be hitting the stages of SW Florid mid November 2019. DJ Rogers will be back home in northern New York for the Summer/Fall working the 1000 Islands region as a SOLO AND Thursdays and Saturdays at the DANCING DAWG with his local band. Facebook group UPSTATE MUSICIANS features "GIGS THIS WEEK" where musicians and bands post their schedule including venue, dates and times, etc. DJ's weekly schedule is pretty consistent at well known restaurants and night clubs in Alexandria Bay and throughout north country.
Paul Ferguson will be residing in Naples, Florida, with a few, unconfirmed bookings at the moment, and plans to Duo-Up with old partner MICKEY FESS on drums and vocals with basically the same musical format as F & R Band... Oldies, Familiar Songs most other bands don't play, some C & W, Motown, ballads, etc. AND of course LIVE with very little sequence accompaniment. Ferguson & Fess teamed up in West Pam Beach, Florida 27 years ago, came to Upstate NY for the season working the RIVEREDGE, The CABARET', The CROSSROADS (Moira, NY), The ISLANDER, and of course the LEWIS wedding at PTP.
Micky and Cindy relocated to Naples from Louisville, Ky in February.. he's been "sitting-in" with F&R on most gigs the last few months, becoming introduced to our local friends, venues, and area musicians.
Mick and Paul are not trying to "clone" Ferguson & Rogers as both acts are unique. An experienced drummer with singing abilities, and an "ear" for Harmony are very rare these days... I feel blessed to have TWO in my career at this time in my life.
2020: we're hoping to return to Alex Bay, Breezy Point, and Long Island,NY and Door County, Wisconsin during the Summer of 2020.
Please continue to check our website and calendar/schedule for updates and future gigs.
Thank you, Everybody for giving us PURPOSE as entertainers/musicians for a whole career.