Sweet Home SA
A joyous musical celebration of South Aussie life and culture with a large dose of humour, from amusing trivia to the deeply personal.
DOCTOR D AND FERGUS MAXIMUS
Following a sell-out premiere at the 2021 Fringe, Doctor D and Fergus Maximus return with an expanded version of their musical tribute to our state and city.
Original songs and stories from two award-winning songwriters and their six-piece band spanning folk, blues, rock and pop. Interweaving personal journeys with the history and geography of this state and its people, this special reworking of the show introduces new characters, songs and locations. Subjects embrace our founding pioneers, the exploits of one of SA’s first female police officers, the beef riot of 1931, the joys of beach life, our wonderful wine regions (and consumption of their produce), love and friendship across the continents, the fate of beloved music venues and iconic department stores, the bizarre street names of our capital city and more.
Full of energy, wry observation and a heady combination of nostalgia and optimism, they ask, “Is there a better place to live?”
Review of SWT_HM_ADL: ★★★★ ‘A fine collection of Adelaide songs by people who clearly love the place.’ The Clothesline Digital Arts Magazine.
Doctor D and Fergus Maximus are multi-award-winning songwriters based in Adelaide. They first collaborated in the sell-out Adelaide 2021 Fringe Show SWT_HM_ADL. Since then they have been delighting audiences with their music, stories and amiable on-stage personas.
Over years of visiting South Australia, and now as a resident, guitarist Doctor D’s songs celebrate all that is quirky and fun about South Aussie customs and culture. His music has received accolades from the Songwriters, Composers and Lyricist’s Association and the Judith Crossley Memorial Award.
Fergus Maximus is a soulful singer/storyteller/saxophonist whose melodic songs embrace all the important things- love, loss, mistakes with wit, intelligence and fun. His debut album Restless Soles is an anthology of short stories about characters with itchy feet- their foibles and struggles.
Supported by the Arts Recovery Fund, Department of the Premier and Cabinet through Arts South Australia