AMAC's Fortnightly Five with local band, Fate The Juggler

This week for out Fortnightly Five feature we spoke to Robert Spiers, from local band Fate The Juggler.

1. Tell us a little about what you do, how long have you been doing this and how did you get started?

I formed Fate the juggler in 2010 as an original folk rock band. There seemed to be at the time a resurgence of singer songwriter folk/pop music (David Gray, Mumford and Sons etc).

After many changes of personnel, we are going stronger than ever and see us now as indie/pop/rock.

2. Do you have any influences or role models?

As a 5 piece we have many influences from the 60’s onwards. From bands such as The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Pink Floyd through to The Grateful Dead, Fairport Convention, The Jam/Paul Weller, Steely Dan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, REM, Fleet Foxes, Elbow to name but a few.

3. What would you say is your greatest or proudest achievement to date?

We have supported Cara Dillon and Oysterband, and have played at festivals with the likes of Squeeze and The Proclaimers.

4. Tell us an interesting fact or funny story about yourselves

A few years ago we booked a short tour of Cornwall, and decided to keep costs down, we would camp. We booked a site in Newquay.

Arriving fairly late we picked what we thought was a lovely quiet spot at the back of the field, right next to a wire fence which we thought would be safe and quiet.

Very early the next morning all hell broke out, as we realised that the fence was for a junior school playground. The noise was deafening, and they constantly wanted know who we were, and what we were doing. Luckily the weekend was silent.

5. How can people find out more about what you do?

Our Website:

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