Presented by Doctor D and Fergus Maximus

Following their sell-out premiere at the Adelaide Fringe 2021 Doctor D and Fergus Maximus return with their musical tribute to our city. Oozing fun and positivity, SWT_HM_ADL (Sweet Home Adelaide) is a joyous celebration of South Aussie life, experience and culture, part satire, part homage, from amusing trivia to the deeply personal. Original songs and stories from two award winning songwriters and their six-piece band encompassing folk, blues, rock and pop. Full of energy, wry observation, with a heady combination of nostalgia and optimism, they ask, “Is there a better place to live?”


Kaurna Country, 142-160 Flinders Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000

3pm Sunday 8 August 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: with the present Covid restrictions, venue capacity is reduced. Should this change, more tickets will become available. Check back for updates.

“A fine collection of Adelaide songs written by people who clearly love the place”

The Clothesline Digital Arts Magazine

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Read the full review here

Audio previews

Henley Square (Fergus Maximus)
Gulf of St Vincent (Doctor D)
Sweet Home Adelaide, SWT_HM_ADL, Adelaide Fringe 2021, ADLfringe, The Jade, Adelaide

Doctor D is a songwriter and blues-rock guitarist based in London and Adelaide. As a frequentvisitor to Adelaide and now as a resident his songs celebrate all that is quirky and fun about South Aussie customs and culture. He is a two time winner in the SCALA annual Festival of Original Music, his 2013 winning entry ‘Gulf of St Vincent’ being a highlight of the show.

Fergus Maximus is a soulful singer/storyteller/saxophonist whose melodic pop/rock 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. SWT_HM_ADL is the first collaboration between these two seasoned artists.

SWT_HM_ADL: Sweet Home Adelaide and other great vowel depletions: Doctor D interview in The Clothesline

Gallery: the Jade, 10 March 2021

Above: Sarah O’ Brien (violin, vocals), Fergus Maximus (vocals, saxophone, guitar), Tim Seeley (bass, vocals), Doctor D (guitars, vocals), Paul Angas (drums, percussion), Daniel Zappia (guitars, vocals)