GET FESTIVE WITH MICHAEL FERGUSON
Talented singer and musician, Michael Ferguson performs live under African skies at The Boardwalk this festive season. He will treat visitors to a wide repertoire of songs from various genres, including cover songs and his own original material, at The Boardwalk Lake on 1, 2, 11, 12, 13 and 14 December 2017 at 18h00. There is no cost to enjoy his performances. His highly interactive sets include Pop, Rock, Country and Classical music.
Astute on the guitar, piano and harmonica, Ferguson began his longstanding love affair with music at the age of 12 when his dad, a member of Ballyhoo, taught him his first chord on the guitar. Under the wing of Dr. Neil van der Watt he also obtained a Grade 5 in Music Theory from the Royal Schools of Music. Educated at Pretoria Boys High School, he went on to achieve his Grade 8 in classical guitar.
Though he considers every performance as significant, he lists his performance with Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland at the Sun City Superbowl as one of his most memorable. Another special moment for Ferguson was representing South Africa in London at the Global Battle of the Bands in 2007 with his previous band, Allegra Street. The band also did incredibly well locally with number one hits on the radio.
Ferguson has performed extensively across Africa in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe as well as in Europe, including Ireland, Germany, Italy, England, France and Austria. He released his first album Rock‘n roll Souljah in 2013 which was featured on major local radio stations such as, Jacaranda FM, Highveld Stereo, 5fm and RSG. He is currently a guest judge in The Search 2017 which is an incredible honour for him and he is working on a new album.