Welcome to the FERGUSON & ROGERS Band website. "Playing the music you grew up with". With over 110 years of combined musical experience we still don't have all the answers, BUT we know what you want to hear and we will give it to you. Paul Ferguson and DJ Rogers are not "bigger than life", they are not phenomenal artists, they are not the "best in the business". You may however experience one of the best "nights of your life" at one of their performances, it's possible you might want to know where they're playing "tomorrow night", you'll bring your friends and family and introduce them as "their band" ... which is fine with us. You may be compelled to hug them after the show and express your gratitude for a most enjoyable evening. Having acquired a devout following in Northern New York and SW Florida they the most fun and success of their careers.
Ferguson & Taylor - 1977: Paul and Andy hit the road for an experimental project as guitar/keyboard duo with a "beat-box". F&T traveled the country playing Resorts, Night Clubs, Show Rooms, Conventions, Concerts doing radio and TV appearances and writing commercials along the way. From the hotel "circuit" to Disney World to Las Vegas they played full-time until the early 1990's when Paul relocated to Florida, although returned to Northern New York to pair up with Andy for the Summer months.
DJ was playing with the infamous MUTT BAND from Alex Bay, New York along with SEAWAY from Ogdensburg, and was the "drummer of choice" (when available) for a dozen assorted ensembles throughout the North Country. Having worked with many famous artists (Del Shannon, Jay and the Americans, the Marvalettes, the Coasters, Bobby Lewis, Dee Dee Sharp, Gladys Knight, and the Shirelles) his years with Frankie Michaels as "Michaels & Rogers" are where "Ferguson & Taylor" crossed paths with each other on the hotel circuit back in the 70's and 80's throughout the North East.
From 1992 to 1998 DJ was drummer with an unrehearsed Summer Seasonal Monday night jam band in Alex Bay at THE ISLANDER called "Paul Ferguson & Friends", the band opened for such acts as WILLIE NELSON, TANYA TUCKER, CHARLIE PRIDE (twice), LEE GREENWOOD, ALABAMA, and GEORGE JONES. The concept of a Ferguson & Rogers Duo was discussed many times over the years .. in 2010 the time was right. Thought still a "side project" the new duo enjoyed success during the "down time" with their individual solo acts.
Then there's "Ferguson, Taylor, & Rogers", a trio with Andy Taylor fronting on guitar, lead vocals, banjo, fiddle, double trumpets, harmonica and flute .... The duo is a totally different production with the same "WOW" reaction from it's audience as it's inception 11 years ago. Ferguson & Rogers is not the "trio without Andy", but rather The duo PLUS Andy = FT&R. Andy certainly augments the show and we have a BALL playing together. Andy Taylor has relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia from northern New York BUT will still be spending winter months in SE Florida. There is always the chance the trio will emerge for a special event in the future.