Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Fatboy Slim to play in the House

Fatboy Slim said playing the House of Commons was going to be 'amazing'

Fatboy Slim is 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."

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."

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.

Mike Weatherley, the MP for Hove and Portslade, has said: "House The House is giving young people the chance to have a voice, to be recognised for their endeavours and to engage with their communities to create change from the grassroots up. Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and House The House are great examples of what the whole music industry can achieve in an innovative way."

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