Star-studded 1990s book by Knaresborough man

New book published - Knaresborough DJ Rory Hoy.
New book published - Knaresborough DJ Rory Hoy.

The talented Knaresborough DJ and producer who has made his name in Big Beat and House music across the UK is paying tribute to his heroes of the 1990s with his first published book.

The Little Big Beat Book sees Rory Hoy tell the story of the heyday of the likes of Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brothers after interviewing 120 artists of the time, some of whom remain household names.

Rory, who has also just released his new single Flamingo at the Disco, said: “I’ve been getting so much support for my Big Beat Book. Even Ben Willmot, the journalist who first coined the phrase ‘Big Beat’ at the NME, who writes for The Guardian now, said he wanted to try to organise a launch for the book in London.”

Published by internationally-renowned Brighton-based firm New Haven Publishing who’ve also published books on Sid Vicious, Bros, The Troggs and The Animals, The Little Big Beat Book is a real labour of love for Rory who has autism.

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Among the legends he questioned as part of his research for the book was Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy.

Scheduled to be published on September 10, it’s already available on pre-order via Waterstones.

Fans of Rory, who has worked with the likes of Craig Charles, Norman Cook and Freddy Fresh, can catch him in action on the decks at this weekend’s popular music event, the Deer Shed Festival near Topcliffe.

Rory will be appearing tomorrow, Friday in the lovely Baldersby Park setting at the In The Dock stage from 9.45pm.

He describes his new single, which is releaased on Super Hi-Fi Recordings, USA, as “Nu Disco.”

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