Fatboy Slim was born on July 31, 1963, in England. He is DJ, record producer, remixer, and musician. Slim holds numerous awards, including two Brit Awards. He is particularly famous for such hits as “The Rockafeller Skank”, “Praise You”, and “Eat, Sleep, Rave, and Repeat”.
Fatboy Slim (real name Quentin Leo Cook, also known as Norman Cook) started his career as a musician in the 1980’s. Back then, he performed with a guitar group Housemartins, where he was a bass guitarist. The band didn’t stay together for a long time. However, the two albums they released sold a sufficient number of copies and were appreciated by the critics. Their music style was the melodic guitar pop. They wrote smart and ironic lyrics. Back then, they were compared to U2 and New Order. After recording two hits simultaneously “Happy Hour” and “Caravan of Love”, Housemartins disbanded in 1988 and Norman Cook started a solo career. His first project was called Beats International.
In 1991, Cook came up with a new project. An acid jazz band Freakpower was created by Cook from scratch. He made it his goal to start over every time he began a new project. Norman called Freakpower “Simply Red under acid”. The band released a commercially successful single “Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out”, which reached the 2nd spot on the charts. When the project was put on hiatus, Norman worked under different pseudonyms including Pizzaman and Mighty Dub Katz.