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Fatboy Slim plays right here right now at Westminster

Fatboy Slim was booked for the unlikeliest of venues - the House of Commons. File picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire Fatboy Slim was booked for the unlikeliest of venues - the House of Commons. File picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thursday, March 7, 2013
6:34 AM

Fatboy Slim became the first DJ to perform at the Houses of Parliament.

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The artist, real name Norman Cook, was the warm up for 22-year-old student Bryce Fury, the winner of a national DJ-ing competition.

The audience for the show in a marquee on the House of Commons terrace bar by the River Thames was somewhat smaller than he was perhaps used to.

Speaking before the gig, he 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.”

Stephen Mosley, the Conservative MP for Chester, was among those there, tweeting a picture of former Housemartin Cook in action on the decks.

Mr Fury, whose real name is Bryce Moore, played after winning the House The House competition, in aid of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.

The electrical engineering student from Corby, Northamptonshire, was chosen from more than 200 DJs at the final in February at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London.

“It’s a bit daunting to meet someone who is a living legend,” the Northumbria University student said.

“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.”

The Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation encourages 16-25-year-olds to get more involved in their communities through grassroots initiatives. All the 10 national finalists had to devote at least four hours to a community project.”

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