Fate the Juggler

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Last Show: Thursday 22 nd November 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Maidstone)

London born and Kent based singer songwriter Rob Spiers started the project Fate the Juggler eight years ago. Playing festivals alongside the likes of Squeeze and the Proclaimers and supporting Oysterband and Cara Dillion. Two albums, three EPs and a Live CD/DVD later the band have gone from strength to strength. They are currently recording their new album 'The Story So Far……', and will be playing all the songs from the album at The Music Room, PizzaExpress.

“There is the feel of Jethro Tull here but also, on Company Of One, shades of Artic Monkeys brilliant spin-off group The Last Shadow Puppets”

Sunday Express

"Everything about Fate The Juggler is epitomised in the excellent five track mini album Colour of Change freshly released under their new FTJ Records label.

Those familiar with the Kent based outfit will know you’re never quite sure what is coming next but that it fits together just fine and will be presented with huge professionalism. In these five tracks the band amply demonstrates their diversity of styles all delivered highly polished by exceptional musicians.

Fate the Juggler are a band that deserve wider recognition with their strength of writing and song craft transferring seamlessly to the live environment where the band is underpinned by a fine backline of Nick Cursley on bass and the drums of Kirsteen Bristow.

Their recent uplifting performance at South Downs Folk Festival, where they set a high bar for the following Oysterband, was a wonderful set where these new songs sat comfortably alongside Juggler fan favourites. The die-hards left happy and many a new fan was made."

Simon Goodale


“This is a band at one with itself, full of expert musicians enjoying themselves, all given their expressive head but all remaining tight as a unit”

Simon Goodale - Folking.com


Band Lineup

Rob Spiers (guitar & vocals)

Mark Ellis (bass & vocals)

Kirk Mann (drums)

Don Judges (lead guitar/vocals)

Bradley Jacobs (keyboard)