DJ Wayne’s mix earns a Ministry of Sound spot

DJ Wayne Pryke will be playing at the Ministry of Sound
DJ Wayne Pryke will be playing at the Ministry of Sound

A DJ from the north of the county will perform to more than 1,000 people at London’s world famous Ministry of Sound club tomorrow.

Wayne Pryke, 19, will be playing music for two hours during his debut appearance at the club.

Despite being in the business for just six months, he has landed the gig which most established DJs would dream of.

The former Wrenn School pupil, of Melton Road North, Wellingborough, hopes the appearance will boost his new career.

His talents were discovered by the club after he went on a DJ course in London last December.

He also made his own mix, which impressed the club’s owners

He said: “I was doing a DJ course in London and I recorded my own mix. It got sent to the Ministry of Sound, and they must have liked it because I have been invited to play a set there.

“I have always had a passion for music, and I wanted to be a DJ but I didn’t know how to go about it until I went on the course.”

It was only last week when Wayne was invited to take part in Friday night’s session at the Ministry of Sound.

Since then he has been busy preparing his two-hour set to play at the famous club.

It will be the biggest crowd the budding DJ has ever performed to, but there will be some familiar faces in the crowd to cheer him on.

He added: “There will be about 1,000 people there. I’m both nervous and excited about it. But a few of my friends and family are going to be there on the night.”

Wayne’s dad David Pryke said: “This is what he has worked hard for and he is being rewarded by playing in such a world famous club where top DJs from around the world perform.

“He has just started his mobile DJ business so it’s a boost for him to start with a gig at the Ministry of Sound. It is probably the biggest club in the world.

“We are all very proud of him. It’s nice when a young people say they want to achieve something and they go out and do it. “Hopefully this will lead to more DJ-ing jobs.”

Wayne is currently working as a mobile DJ.

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