Fatboy Slim - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 30, 2020
|Born on :||July 31, 1963 (age 57)|
|Birth Name /
|Quentin Leo Cook|
|Birth Place:||Bromley, Kent, England|
|High School:||Reigate Grammar School|
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Girlfriend Name:||Nicola Lokko|
Zoe Ball (20 Aug 1999 - 24 Sept 2016)
Woody Fred Cook (son)
|Height:||1.84 meter (6 feet 0 inch)|
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Who is Fatboy Slim?
Fatboy Slim is a DJ, musician, record producer by profession and British by nationality. He is best known for the popularization of the big beat genre in the 1990s and being a band member of Housemartins, Beats International, Freak Power, Pizzaman, and the Mighty Dub Katz.
Fatboy Slim: Age, Parents, Siblings
Fatboy Slim’s birth took place on 31 July 1963 in Bromley, Kent, England. He was born as Quentin Leo Cook to and was raised in Reigate, Surrey, England. He has a sibling, a sister named Julie but the name and details of his parents are not known.
For education, he attended Reigate Grammar School and later went to Brighton Polytechnic to study B.A. in English, politics, and sociology.
His ethnicity is European.
Fatboy Slim: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Fatboy Slim married Zoë Ball, TV personality 20 August 1999 at Babington House in Somerset attended by hundreds of friends and family members. They had first met when they were working at BBC Radio 1. The couple welcomed son Woody Fred Cook on 15 December 2000. Speaking of his wife, he had said,
"My love life has put me into a place where I've never been before. I've changed because of Zoe. She's a good influence and keeps me out of trouble. When you're in love, you don't need to slap about so much."
In January 2003, he and his wife separated because of Ball’s affair with Fatboy Slim’s close friend Dan Peppe. But three months later they reconciled.
On 14 January 2010, they became parents for the second time as Ball gave birth to their daughter Nelly May Lois. In 2015, Ball was pictured kissing boyband singer TayTay Starhz in a London gay club.
After 18 years together, the couple announced their separation on 24 September 2016 followed by divorce. In October 2018, Dailymail reported that he was dating Ball’s close friend Nicola Lokko.
Fatboy Slim: Career
Fatboy Slim’s career began a few years before he was 18 and was the lead vocalist in Disque Attack. At the University, he began to develop his skills in DJing, often practicing on the thriving Brighton club scene under the stage name DJ Quentox. He recalled to Hello,
"I was a white bloke who liked dance music or 'black music' as it was called back then. I wanted to make black music without sounding like Simply Red."
In 1985, he joined the band The Housemartins as the bassist and soon released the hit single Happy Hour followed by two albums London 0 Hull 4 and The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death. The albums peaked in the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart and reached number one just before Christmas 1986 with the single Caravan of Love.
Source: Open Spotify (The Housemartins)
But the band separated in 1988 and Fatboy Slim moved back to Brighton to pursue his interest genre of music.
He has released several studio albums over the years including Better Living Through Chemistry (1996), You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998), Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (2000), Palookaville (2004).
Fatboy Slim has also collaborated with bands Beats International (1989–1992), The Brighton Port Authority (2008–present), Freak Power (1993–1996), Pizzaman (1993– 1997).
In addition, he has also appeared in 1999 documentary Tripping.
Fatboy Slim has professionally collaborated with Paul Heaton, Ashley Slater, Macy Gray, David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal, to name a few.
Fatboy Slim: Awards, Nominations
Over the course of his career, he has been nominated for 23 awards (including 6 Grammy Award nominations) and has won 19 awards. Among all the nominations, he has won Brit Awards (1999, 2001), DanceStar Awards (2001), Grammy Award (2002).
He has also won MVPA Awards (2002, 2000, 2005), NME Awards (1999, 2000, 2001), Q Awards (2011), MTV Europe Music Award (1999), and nine MTV Video Music Awards.
Fatboy Slim: Alcoholism
Fatboy Slim checked into a rehabilitation center in Bournemouth to fight alcoholism on 4 March 2009. By the end of March 2009, he left the clinic having completed the treatment course.
Fatboy Slim: Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Fatboy Slim is estimated to be around $30 million while the figure on his annual salary is not known.
Fatboy Slim: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Fatboy Slim is active on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. He also has an official website- fatboyslim.net.
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