BIOGRAPHY

New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Lance Ferguson is a producer, songwriter, guitarist, radio broadcaster, DJ and recording artist.

He divides his time between releasing Pop/Electronica under his LANU guise, leading Australia’s premier Soul/Funk outfit THE BAMBOOS, lending his production, songwriting and guitar skills to a multitude of artists and broadcasting his radio show Sky High on ABC Double J.

He has produced over 25 full-length albums and 50 singles for labels including Atlantic, Universal, Warner, 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 349,000,000 Spotify streams and 197,000,000 YouTube plays. 

Lance Ferguson is a man of many talents ...
— GQ Magazine (AUS)

He has collaborated on musical projects with artists including: Aloe Blacc (U.S), Daniel Merriweather (Aus/U.S), Tim Rogers (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), Miss Murphy (The Voice AUS), Bobby Flynn (Australian Idol), TY (U.K), Ohmega Watts (U.S) and Bobby Fox (AUS)

He’s sounding younger and more potent with every record ...
— The Herald Sun (AUS)

Lance's music has been included on over 200 different CD compilations and on high-rating TV shows including: CSI NYC, Grey's Anatomy, Homeland, NFL Sunday Morning, 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).

Ferguson is indeed a gifted composer who can expertly incorporate contemporary and traditional styles
— The Music Network (AUS)

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.

Australia’s answer to Mark Ronson
— Blues & Soul Magazine (U.K)

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 performed at 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.

Lance Ferguson may be New Zealand born – but to Australians he deserves to be up there with Tim Finn and the entire New Zealand soccer team. He’s a bona-fide funk brother and the whole of Australia should throw their hands in the sky and thank the Good Dude!
— Falls Festival (AUS)