Fatboy slim performed to a packed Victoria Warehouse in Manchester last night. Full gallery below.
The superstar DJ, producer and songwriter
Norman Cook, who is known by his stage name Fatboy Slim among many other aliases, has topped the charts, winning numerous BRIT, Grammy and MTV Awards for his music as well as setting records for the big way he takes to the decks.
Before he became revered for his floor-filling tunes, Cook played bass for the indie-rock band The Housemartins in the late ’80s.
In the ’90s, he got into producing and started experimenting with bassline, dub, house and reggae. By 1996, he’d adopted name Fatboy Slim and released the album Better Living Through Chemistry.
His second album – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby – arrived two years later and saw him break through all over the world. Not only did it peak at No.1 on the UK albums chart, but it spawned four huge singles: Gangster Tripping, Praise You, The Rockafeller Skank and Right Here, Right Now. That album was also certified four times platinum and led to Fatboy Slim taking home his first BRIT Award for Best British Dance Act in 1999.
In 2000, Fatboy Slim’s third record Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars came out, followed by Palookaville in 2004. That spring he played a free gig on a Rio de Janeiro beach to an estimated 350,000 fans.
Fatboy Slim won an Ivor Novello award for his contribution to music in 2007. (Original source Ticketmaster – Tickets here)
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