Stars come out to shine as Fergusons reunite

Indie-pop act The Fergusons were joined on stage by members of Little Birdy, Eskimo Joe and The Avenues as they reunited at Mojo’s last night for a one-off acoustic show.

It was a special night for Al Nistelberger, Grant Joyce and Wayne Beadon, as they played a set of favourites from across their five years in the scene – including Die, Everything’s Gone Bad, Sinner is Red and Sad Simone. Fans also got a treat when the trio played a cover of Weezer’s Pink Triangle.

But the highlight of the night came at the end of the band’s set, when the Fergies were joined by a backing choir – featuring the likes of Little Birdy’s Katy Steele and Barney O’Donoghue, Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain, The Avenues vocalist Andy Lawson and former Autopilot man Steve Parkin (currently playing guitar for Bob Evans) – for a heartfelt rendition of Hunters & CollectorsThrow Your Arms Around Me. During the song, Nistelberger made his way through the crowd to his girlfriend, before getting on one knee and proposing.

The gig quickly turned into an engagement party, as Good Little Fox, The Bullet Holes and newly-signed Institut Polaire also played.