Here's the Skinny on Ferguson & Rogers Band. As we enter into the 2020 - 2021 season we are optimistic that things will get back to "normal" soon. The winter season in Florida ended suddenly on March 16th, 2020, our last gig before everything on the calendar was canceled. DJ and Paul were in Naples, Florida October 13 through 20, 2020 knocking on doors to get jobs for the season. The trip is beginning to pay off. All appearances are posted on our calendar with more to follow. Social Distancing and masks are still encouraged but restaurants and lounges are open to 100% capacity.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you all this Winter in SW Florida.
May you all stay healthy, be blessed, and know that we will beat this "life interrupting" inconvenience. We're AMERICANS, we're CANADIANS, we survived 9/11, we survived the "Disco Era", we dodged the bullet of Spiro Agnew becoming president of the United States. We WILL endure. The Stock Market will "come back", Disney World will open, and "Rock and Roll" will Rock and Roll.
Thank you, Everybody, for giving us PURPOSE as entertainers/musicians for a whole career. Be looking for BOB HEIDERMAN who will be a VERY integral part of the band in the very near future.
Frankie Valli & The FOUR SEASONS - JAY and the AMERICANS - the DOOBIE BROTHERS the EAGLES - BILLY JOEL - the BEATLES - the BEACH BOYS - the BLUES BROTHERS - JOE COCKER - ORLEANS - the CLASSICS IV - the RASCALS - 3 DOG NIGHT - STEVIE WONDER - DION - JOHNNY RIVERS - the TURTLES - HUEY LEWIS - SPIRAL STAIRCASE - CHICAGO - PAUL SIMON - BS&T - BOBBY DARIN - DEL SHANNON - ELTON JOHN - HALL & OATS - the BAND - BOB SEGAR - the TEMPTATIONS - VAN MORRISON - SANTANA - JOURNEY - the DRIFTERS- CCR - RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS - FOUR TOPS - BARRY WHITE - CHUCK BERRY - ERIC CLAPTON - Sam the Sham & the Pharos- JIMMY BUFFET - SINATRA- SPRINGSTEEN - ROY ORBISON - the DRIFTERS - The Crests - Lenny Welch - Loggins & Messina- NEIL DIAMOND - JACKIE WILSON - SMOKEY ROBINSON - EVERLEY BROTHERS - FATS DOMINO - Sam Cook - Mel Carter - JAMES TAYLOR- LOUIS ARMSTRONG - JIM CROCE - HARRY CHAPIN - BILLY PAUL - the TEMPTATIONS - WILLIE NELSON - GEORGE JONES - BROOKS & DUNN - GEORGE JONES - GARTH BROOKS - RANDY TRAVIS - RASCAL FLATTS -Tommy James & the Shondells - KENNY ROGERS - JOHNNY CASH - CONWAY TWITTY - GEORGE STRAIGHT - WAYLON JENNINGS - Lou Christie - Bobby Vee - Gene Pitney - Bobby Hebb - Little Richard - the HAPPENING - Gary Lewis & the Playboys - ELVIS - the CYRKLE - Earth, Wind, and Fire - Ricky Nelson - Grass Roots - Mitch Ryder & Detroit Wheels - Don Mclean - The PLATTERS - TOM JONESn -Rolling Stones -Pablo Cruise - Diamond Rio - Charlie Pride
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 '8 X 10' enclosed cargo trailer following them to the gig, they come prepared to entertain up to a 800 seat room or arena.
Staging Area must be large enough to accommodate a FOUR piece band.
ONE AC Outlet with 110 volts (20 amp) within 50' of stage.
Most 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 8 X 10' 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.
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.
While in Florida, SCOTT CASEY is our Sound Guy, with other attributes to the F&R Band and is making us sound magnificent from what we're told.
FERGUSON & ROGERS BAND utilizes Keyboards, Guitar, Drums, Foot Bass, and Vocals ... They accompany themselves.