New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Lance Ferguson is a producer, songwriter, guitarist, radio broadcaster, DJ and recording artist.
He divides his time between leading Australia’s premier Soul/Funk outfit THE BAMBOOS, releasing music with his projects MENAGERIE, RARE GROOVE SPECTRUM, MACHINES ALWAYS WIN and lending his production, songwriting and guitar skills to a multitude of artists.
He has produced over 25 full-length albums and 50 singles for labels including Atlantic, Universal, Warner, BMG, Sony, Tru Thoughts (UK), Ubiquity (USA), Inertia (Aus), Freestyle (UK), and his very own imprint Pacific Theatre.
Lance has been nominated for five Aria Awards and three APRA Music Awards.
In 2016 Ferguson's skills as a songwriter, lyricist and guitar riff-ologist achieved bonafide global recognition with the song 'This Girl' by Kungs vs Cookin' On 3 Burners. Reaching Top Five status in 29 countries around the world, the song went to Number One in 10 countries - achieving Diamond, Multi-Platinum, Platinum and Gold certification status in 11 countries including U.S.A, U.K, France and Germany. It has currently had 635,000,000 Spotify streams and 365,000,000 YouTube plays.
He has collaborated on musical projects with artists including: Aloe Blacc (U.S), Tim Rogers (Aus), Dan Sultan (Aus), Daniel Merriweather (Aus), Quantic (U.K), Javelin (U.S), Lyrics Born (U.S), Alice Russell (U.K), Megan Washington (AUS), Kylie Auldist (AUS), Tex Perkins (AUS), Katalyst (AUS), Lack Of Afro (U.K), Brit Manor (U.S), Miss Murphy (The Voice AUS), Bobby Flynn (Australian Idol), TY (U.K), Ohmega Watts (U.S) and Bobby Fox (AUS)
Lance's music has been included on over 200 different compilation albums and on high-rating TV shows including: CSI NYC, Grey's Anatomy, Homeland, NFL Sunday Morning, Neighbours, The Blacklist, NRL, Ugly Betty, House of Cards, Mobwives, Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce, Hellcats, Suits, One Tree Hill, Packed To The Rafters, Recruits, Offspring, Bondi Rescue, House Husbands, Dumb, Drunk & Racist and Underbelly. His music has also featured in the feature films Good Hair (Chris Rock), Adoration (Naomi Watts) and Crazy, Stupid Love (Steve Carell).
An accomplished guitarist, he has performed with artists/acts including; Ed Sheeran (U.K), Aloe Blacc (U.S), Syl Johnson (U.S), Eddie Bo (U.S), Eddie Floyd (U.S), Joe Bataan (U.S), Betty Harris (U.S), Alice Russell (U.K), Megan Washington, Kylie Auldist, Mark de Clive-Lowe, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Lady Alma, Bembe Segue, Doug Parkinson & Renee Geyer.
His DJ sets and live shows have been heard around the globe at destinations including London (The Barbican/The Jazz Cafe), New York, Paris, Los Angeles (Low End Theory), San Francisco, Washington DC, Brighton (The Brighton Jazz Rooms), Barcelona, Madrid, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Berlin, Italy, Switzerland, Slovakia, Belgium, Ireland, Hong Kong, Shanghai and throughout Australia & New Zealand.
He has hosted two radio shows on PBSFM in Melbourne (‘Midnight Marauders’ and ‘Back To The Future’) and from 2014 - 2017 hosted his show ‘Sky High’ on ABC Double J, rounding up the best soulful sounds from around the globe.
He has performed at live events including The Big Day Out, The Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Splendour In The Grass, Meredith Music Festival, Falls Festival, Womadelaide, The West Coast Blues & Roots Festival, Golden Plains, Parklife, The Adelaide Festival, The St Kilda Festival, The Caloundra Music Festival, The Sydney Festival & Trop Fest.