Joe Spurgeon

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Date of Birth January 21, 1986
Place of Birth England
Age 34 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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The Horrors

The Horrors are an English rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea in 2005, consisting of lead vocalist Faris Badwan, guitarist Joshua Hayward, keyboardist and synthesizer player Tom Furse, bassist Rhys Webb, and drummer and percussionist Joe Spurgeon. Their music has been classified as garage rock, garage punk, gothic rock, shoegazing and post-punk revival. The band have released five studio albums: Strange House, Primary Colours, Skying, Luminous and V all of which charted within the UK Top 40.

Origin: Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Genres: Indie rock, post-punk revival, shoegazing, post punk, gothic rock, garage rock, garage punk
Years active: 2005–present
Labels: Stolen Transmission, Loog, Wolf Tone, XL
Associated acts: The Rotters, Spider and the Flies, Lumina, Cat's Eyes, Gorillaz
Website: The Horrors's Official site
Members: Faris Badwan, Tom Furse, Joshua Hayward, Joseph Spurgeon, Rhys Webb
Twitter: The Horrors's Twitter profile
Instagram: The Horrors's Instagram profile
Facebook: The Horrors's Facebook profile
SoundCloud: The Horrors's SoundCloud

About Joe Spurgeon

Drummer and percussionist known as one fifth of the English rock band The Horrors. The band has gained a substantial reputation for performing at prestigious festivals like the Latitude Festival and the Reading and Leeds festivals.

Before Fame

He and fellow member Joshua Hayward joined the founding members of The Horrors in 2005, rehearsing in an underground club called Junkclub co-founded by bassist Rhys Webb.


The 2008 documentary Counting in Fives, documenting The Horrors 2007 tour, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Family Life

His sister Isabel is one of the members of the London band Novella. He also married Harry Webb, the sister of bandmate Rhys Webb.


He performs alongside Faris Badwan, Rhys Webb, Tom Cowan, and Joshua Hayward in The Horrors.

Information related to The Horrors

  • Music in Southend-on-Sea
  • British garage rock groups
  • Musicians from Essex
  • XL Recordings artists
  • Neo-psychedelia groups
  • NME Awards winners
  • Post-punk revival music groups
  • Garage punk groups
  • Shoegazing musical groups
  • English indie rock groups
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Latest information about Joe Spurgeon updated on October 27, 2020.

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