Wuh Oh is the composer, producer and performer Peter Ferguson.
The Wuh Oh project is a hyper-modern clash of jubilant energy, off-kilter melodies and irrepressible pop. Mercurial performer Ferguson has crammed a great deal of experience into his short musical evolution. Plucked from his Myspace aged 15, his music was previewed along with a personal interview on Radio 1’s Annie Mac show. Within a week of self-releasing his debut EP (described by Franz Ferdinand’s Paul Thomson as ‘J Dilla on Irn Bru’) he had an invitation to play a show at reputed Glasgow venue, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. Making an ambitious jump, Wuh Oh released his next material on esteemed producer Ryan Hemsworth’s taste-making Canadian imprint ‘Secret Songs’.
The increased media interest on the heels of these singles led to a live performance on Vic Galloway’s BBC Introducing Sessions, followed by further live appearances on both the BBC stages at TRNSMT and Electric Fields festivals in 2017. Wuh Oh would go on to complete a series of support shows with some significant peers – including electronica giants Orbital, New York slo-mo funk pioneer Com Truise and legendary turntablist and experimental hip-hop producer DJ Shadow. All the while the enigmatic composer was readying a fearsome arsenal of unreleased music that effortlessly straddles the mainstream and underground worlds, stretching further and further towards pop and the avant garde simultaneously. Meticulous with the visual direction for the Wuh Oh project, Ferguson began conceptualising and creating fantastical music videos in collaboration with artist Joe Crogan to serve and enhance his singular sound world.
Wuh Oh’s run of enviable support appearances allowed him to develop his performance art-like live experience. Appearing onstage in otherworldly custom-made outfits, Wuh Oh crafts a surreal and inventive live show that merges DJing, dexterous keyboard playing, self-styled interpretive dance and his sugar-rush pop sound into something rewarding and unique.