He has mesmerised crowds from the shores of Bondi to the clubs of Brighton. Now Fatboy Slim is preparing for his oddest gig of all: inside the House of Commons.
Forget the jeers of the chamber or the rancour in the Strangers’ Bar. Westminster will be deafened by the big beats of DJ and producer Norman Cook, who performs in the House of Commons on 6 March in aid of the House the House competition, a programme encouraging young musicians to get involved in their local communities.
A slightly different gig to the Olympic closing ceremony or the summer of 2002 where he played to 250,000 people on Brighton beach, Cook, 49, says the show, which takes place at the terrace bar, will be “unique”.
“Music is a huge part of my life and to give something back in this way is amazing.”
While many of parliament’s traditionalists are hardly known for their love of dance music, some, such as Hove and Portslade MP Mike Weatherley, are already warming up to the idea.
“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,” he said.
But which hits should Fatboy Slim spin for MPs on the day?
We suggested “Right Wing, Right Now” or “You’re Not From Eton”.
Any suggestions? Tell us on Twitter using the hashtag #FatboyintheCommons