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NAKED IN PUBLIC is the brainchild of bassist/vocalist/songwriter Doug Fergus, whose passionate hobby is heating and air conditioning.
As a child, Doug was fascinated with his Grandparent’s record collection. He absorbed the 60’s sounds of Glen Campbell, Barbara Streisand and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
He also loved the comedians, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters and John Byner.
If you mix in the classic rockers Grand Funk and Bachman Turner Overdrive; add some Earth, Wind and Fire and Brothers Johnson, toss in some Talking Heads, the B-52’s and the Police; you begin to see where the songwriting influences come from.
Moving to Southern Oregon, Doug was bored out of his mind one night at a classic rock jam session. That was the “camel that broke the donkey’s back”. Within 1 year, Doug had completed a collection of 16 original songs at world renowned, multi gold and platinum record producer Sylvia Massy’s Radio Star Studios.
NAKED IN PUBLIC is a metaphor for exposing your inner self to the world with no sense of shame or remorse. The playful concept for the project was obvious from the get-go by the catchy hooks, dynamic attention- grabbing lyrics and Doug’s winsome vocal style.
Heartwarming and fun-filled; poignant and profound all at the same time, NIP delivers irresistible - gems, ditties, and jingles disguised as alternative pop/rock.