Wednesday 13 February 2013, 12:30 | By Chris Cooke
Fatboy Slim to DJ in parliament at new talent competition final
Fatboy Slim is set to DJ at the House Of Commons at the final of the previously reported House The House competition, the DJ equivalent to the band-focused Rock The House new talent initiative.
Rock The House was set up by MP Mike Weatherly and sees other MPs nominating new bands from their local constituencies for a battle of the bands type competition. The Weatherly-backed DJ equivalent, organised by dance music charity Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, kicked off last summer and reaches its finale in the Palace Of Westminster next month.
The winner of the House The House competition will DJ alongside Norman Cook at the House Of Commons Terrace Bar on 6 Mar.
Says Cook: “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. I’m a proud supporter of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and the work that it’s doing with House The House. Music is a huge part of my life and to give something back in this way is amazing”.
While Weatherley adds: “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”.