I Don't Take Requests: WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE AWARD 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN

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I Don't Take Requests: WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE AWARD 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN

I Don't Take Requests: WINNER OF THE ATTITUDE AWARD 'If you want to change your life...read this book.' TRACEY EMIN

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Pals: His new book comes with endorsements from Kate Moss (left) and Tracey Emin, (right), who said of his new memoir: 'If you want to change your life but can't. In London, at that time, and in other places around the world - there was so much going on for members of my community. but Tony says his career derailed just after his 39th birthday, when he a five-day bender left him on the edge of death. Some chapters I found the timelines abit off and in some bits did repeat itself quite a-bit in some paragraphs , but despite those small things you really get the sense that this is Tony writing this and no one else . He spent his teenage years parading Kings Road in his mostly stolen latest fashion attire, worked as a receptionist at a brothel, hung out with Leigh Bowery and Andy Warhol, and created his drag persona; all before becoming DJ to the stars – including Prince and Madonna – and spiralling into a life threatening drug addiction.

Now with an international reputation, he is as in demand as he was when first starting out 30 years ago. Tony does everything with a wink and a nudge, and his new book, slated for release in May 2022, makes for a must-read. I wanted to read Tony’s book as I was around on the London club scene at the same time that some of the contents of this book took place, and knew Tony through friends of friends from Trade, DTPM, Cafe de Paris etc.DJ Fat Tony might well boast the most impressive set of celebrity endorsements any author has even seen. When the DJ's former partner found him in the back room of a London club that night, he was, he says, 'a zombie, the lights were out and I was rocking back and forth, wringing my hands and chewing my gums. The reality isn't always engaging, when I wrote the chapter of the book on HIV, I didn't want to lighten it, it is what it is.

I knew drugs were around at the time, pretty much everyone did them but I never knew how much of a grip they’d taken hold nor the reasons behind it. We caught up with the London born and bred DJ to get some more stories, insight and mouthy wisdom – and guess what, he's still not taking requests.

Other people’s opinions don’t matter, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but keep it to yourself. When I'm playing music, I'm reading the energy of the crowd, I'm not playing for one person, I'm playing for everyone'.

I listened to the audiobook, read by Fat Tony himself, and although he is not a polished narrator, I'm really pleased I got to hear his story in his own voice. He now compartmentalises his career into 'before' and 'after' his recovery, saying he was only getting bookings at the height of his addiction 'out of loyalty'. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. A notorious disc jockey who is friends with Elton John and DJ’d at Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding is sharing his personal journey with addiction, rehab and recovery in Birmingham this month. He is nothing short of a miracle and his willingness to be of service to others seeking sobriety is testament to how far he has come from the days of pulling his own teeth out.

Now, he is 14 years sober and, alongside working to help others overcome addiction, DJing for everyone from Elton John to Louis Vuitton and the Beckhams – and running one of lockdown’s most popular Instagram accounts with its wickedly funny memes.

DJ Fat Tony has been described as 'the closest thing that club culture has to a national treasure' and the 'unlikely cult hero of quarantine'. Announced at a ceremony at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, hosted by Michelle Visage, the prize was presented to Marnoch and co-author journalist Michael Hennegan by Courtney Love. VIRGIN and the VIRGIN signature logo are registered trademarks of Virgin Enterprises Limited and are used under licence. DJ Fat Tony has been described as ‘the closest thing that club culture has to a national treasure’ and the ‘unlikely cult hero of quarantine’.Midway through the book, the drug stories and anecdotes can seem like a bit much, but it's all there written down for a reason.



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