Kevin Fetterplace- High Roller #14


Music, TV and Film! Kevin is surrounded by all of it every day! As owner and director of his own company, Kevin has a lot of work but the freedom to do it his way. He represents award winning record producers, music video directors, TV and movie directors and world top photographers. A wheelchair, spina bifida, a spinal injury or 74+ surgeries have not stopped Kevin from pursuing his dream job.

Kevin was born in London and has lived and traveled worldwide. In 2001 he moved to Brooklyn, NY and lives there with his wife and three cats. Kevin has found that access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the U.S. is a step higher compared to other countries. Keep on being awesome Kevin!

Have a look at his website:

More about Kevin!

Age: 50

Occupation: Public Relations Director

Cause of Injury: Spina Bifida

Siblings: 2 brothers

Children: Not Yet!

Education/Degrees: High School (I was working as a disc jockey from 15)

Do you have a mentor? Who? Why?: A few rock band managers who provided me with the best education a music man can get

Favorite band/kind of music/musician: Thievery Corporation and Marillion

Favorite films? Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Favorite books; favorite authors?: Adventure novels/thrillers.  Clancy/Ludham/Flynn etc – easy to read Boys Own stuff.

Favorite restaurant/food? Top end Indian

Favorite beverage? Port

Favorite websites?,

Who do you live with? My wife!

Do you own a car? BMW 1 Series M Sport

Do you go out much? Where? How often? With whom? Movies on “date night” Restaurants on Saturdays (with wife) Bar on Friday with buddies.  Mon-Thursday – business receptions, movie launches, TV show launches, photography exhibitions, whatever the work week brings

What’s your dream job? I have it.  I own PR agency for record producers, music video directors, advertising commercials directors, movie directors, composers, musicians and photographers. I work for myself and do whatever I want, whenever I want.

Do you work out or play any sports? Trying to get back into it, if I can find the time!

Hobbies? Reading.  No time for anything else

Hidden talents? I don’t hide them!  Photographic memory and intellect, I guess are hidden?

What irritates you? Journalists who don’t agree with me and people who complain about their lot in life.  Go to Africa and visit kids who have been injured by landmines and then dare to bitch

What do you consider awesome? Decent people.  Doctors Without Frontiers.  Warchild. Nature.  Kindness

Where would you love to live? I have lived on four continents (Europe, Australia, Africa and America).  Happy here for now

If I take a look inside your refrigerator what would I find? Fresh fruit, home baked bread, fresh vegetables and left overs from last night’s (home cooked) dinner.  My wife is an amazing cook.  I try, but it’s an uphill struggle!

Dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Elvis Presley.

During your child hood what was your favorite cartoon? Flintstones (still is)

Describe your sixth grade school picture. Cool kid with quiff and greased back hair

A Long term goal. Start my next company

Anything else you want to tell us? I am misunderstood.


  1. Ayush
    November 5, 2013

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cheryl Bianchi
    November 6, 2013

    Kevin, you are a man after my own heart. My son recently injured…he has shown incredible fortitude…your story will be an inspiration to him. (Plus you have a car he covets) We need to talk…will try to find you via your work site…but this link is not happening…

    • Kevin Fetterplace
      December 6, 2013


      Well, I just got remarried and I now live in China. Just spent the past 11 days traveling from my home in the mountains of Dalian to Beijing, Seoul, London, Tokyo, Beijing (again) and am writing this from the exec lounge at the Shangri La Hotel in downtown Dalian where I am reviewing the hotel for mobility/access as I do for a lot of hotels, resorts, airlines etc around the world. And I do all of this from a wheelchair with complete paralysis and travel unaided/unaccompanied unless my wife is with me. The feature on BB is dated, I am afraid – about a year out of date, so happy here now. Doing PR on the new Mercedes campaign, the new U2 music video for “Ordinary Love” and the new Spike Jonze movie “Her” with Joachim and Scarlett. Gonna win two Oscars too.
      So, thats me. Independent, married to a beautiful Chinese lady who also owns her own successful business and living in a 3000 sq ft one floor house on the edge of a lake in the mountains of North East China, just three miles or so from the ocean.
      Life is good. Never believe anything else. I change things from within. I launched Folic Acid (wrote the ad copy for it) developed drugs for impotence so disabled men could have sex (because I wanted to have sex, mainly!) and wrote all the legislation for public events around the world for mobility users. Next time you are on a wheelchair viewing platform or using a disabled toiilet at a festival, I put it there. Now I am changing the way the Chinese react with the disabled by advising their four and five star hotels and airlines as to how best to deal with mobility.
      One day, someone will write the book about my life. Been offfered but turned it down twice, Give my son my best, Tell him from me. Disability is a state of mind, not body, Deal with it in your head. Never lie down, keep as fit as you can and use your intellect always. Oh and get laid regularly.


  3. Paul Smith
    December 7, 2013

    Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

    Steve Jobs

    Seems to fit well here for Kevin!

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