He may not drive a Kingswood
but he is in the band Kingswood
– It’s Fergus Linacre
In the Chair is a regular feature on Eventalaide, highlighting artists from across Australia and occasionally overseas. Everyone gets the same questions. It is just meant to be a bit of fun so please treat it as such.
Questions by Geoff Jenke
Fergus Linacre is Lead Singer for the indie rock band Kingswood. The band was formed in Melbourne in 2007 along with Alex Laska (lead guitar), Jeremy “Mango” Hunter (bass) and Justin Debrincat (drums) and in 2020 released their 3rd album Juveniles with the hit Bittersweet coming from that album.
When touring ground to a halt due to a certain bug going round, the Band did not stand still. They recorded Reveries, a reimaging of the album, Juveniles, with an Americana-Bluegrass feel. On top of that they recorded a Christmas album, simply called A Kingswood Christmas, donating all profits to Beyond Blue.
Kingswood headline the Caltowie Fired Up and Chilled Out Festival on Saturday March 26th. Maybe they will do a track off the Christmas album?
Name: Fergus Linacre
In less than 50 words describe your music, your band and yourself.
We are a band who behold a deep love for creating music that is true to the heart. We are addicted to being on stage and being one with our fans, tumbling in a crashing wave of emotion. We like drinking whiskey, riding motorbikes and sometimes horses, we enjoy a nice fire. If there is a story to be told, you have our attention.
What was the first record you bought with your own money and where from?
Central Time by Pokey laFarge,. It was playing at third man records in Nashville when I popped in and loved it, and bought it.
60’s or 70’s Music:
Late 60’s early 70’s
What music are you currently listening to?
he Best live artist/band you’ve seen:
Coldplay (roll your eyes if you must but the live show is superb).
Rufus Wainwright just him and a piano was epic.
Arctic Monkeys AM tour in a small room in Nashville was quite fun.
McCartney was special.
Your “In the mood for love” song;
The Night Josh Tillman Came to our Apartment by Father John Misty
Your favourite Saturday night party record?
Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out – The Rolling Stones
Your favourite Sunday morning chill out record?
Harvest, Neil young
Which song do you wish you had written?
Yesterday, The Beatles
Roger Daltry once said “Rock N Roll has no future”. Do you agree with him?
The guys on drugs
Vinyl, CD or Streaming?
If you could record or play live with any artist (dead or alive), who would it be?