Norman “Fatboy Slim” Cook will make electronic music history tonight, as the first DJ to play the British House of Commons, and he is super excited about it. Via The Telegraph:
Fatboy Slim is tonight due to play the unlikeliest of venues – the House of Commons.
The Right Here, Right Now star will become the first DJ to perform there.
He will be playing as warm-up to the winner of a national DJ-ing competition, 22-year-old student Bryce Fury.
Fatboy, real name Norman Cook, has said: “I’ve played some exciting and unique places around the world, from Bondi Beach to the Great Wall of China to an igloo, but playing in the House of Commons might be the most unique to date.”
He added: “Music is a huge part of my life and to give something back in this way is amazing.”
Not surprisingly, contest winner, college student and part-time DJ is a little nervous to have one of his heroes open for him.
He will be the support act for Mr Fury, who won the competition House The House, in aid of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.
Mr Fury, whose real name is Bryce Moore, comes from Corby, Northamptonshire and is studying electrical engineering at Northumbria University.
He said: “It’s a bit daunting to meet someone who is a living legend.
“This is a massive opportunity for me, to meet so many important people. I wouldn’t be complaining if I ended up DJ-ing full time, I’ve done quite a bit of it in Newcastle.”
Last night Mr Fury was still deciding what to put in his relatively short half-hour dance music set, which will follow a set of similar duration from Fatboy Slim.