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Fatboy Slim warms up for Corby DJ at House of Commons

Bryce Moore, left, and friend Michael Fortune

Bryce Moore, left, and friend Michael Fortune

A Corby DJ will be appearing with Fatboy Slim tonight (Wednesday, March 6) at the House of Commons.

The Right Here, Right Now star, Fatboy, real name Norman Cook, will become the first DJ to perform there as a warm-up to Bryce Moore, 22, a former pupil at Brook Weston Academy, Corby, who won a national DJ-ing competition.

Bryce, who performs as Mr Fury, said: “I don’t think I’ll really believe it until I get there. It’s a bit daunting meeting a legend but I’m really looking forward to it. 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.”

Fatboy 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.”

Bryce, who is studying electrical engineering at Northumbria University, won the competition House The House, in aid of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation.

Initially there were 200 DJs interested in the competition, who were whittled down to about 80 for 10 regional heats.

The final was held last month at the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London.

Jonny Lee, founder of the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, which encourages 16 to 25-year-olds to get more involved in their communities through grassroots initiatives, said: “Bryce won the competition for a number of different reasons, including his mixing skills and technical ability.”

All the 10 national finalists had to devote at least four hours to a community project.

Bryce, a keyboard player who hopes to become a sound engineer, has also won a coveted slot at We Love Sundays at Space in Ibiza and a music production scholarship, worth £20,000, at the world-renowned SAE Institute.

He said: “It’s great to have won all the prizes but I’m more interested in the work of the charity which aims to give young people opportunities to get involved in volunteer work. I’ve got plans to get involved with a hostel for the homeless, which I’m looking forward to.”

Bryce’s dad Gary said: “His mum Laura and I are really proud of him. He first started playing the keyboard with his nan Theslyn Moore, so he really owes a lot of this to her influence.”

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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