Yes it is true people, after weeks of speculation and negotiation, The Dog & Whistle are VERY proud to present to you the one and only Mr NORMAN JAY MBE.
+ support DJ's including so far....
Grant Nalder / Rhodsey / PDK / Dan the Drum
Let the GOOD TIMES commence for Bank Holiday Sunday Banger
£10 in advance from The Dog & Whistle Pub, Fore Street
Hertford SG14 1AB
£15 on the door
There is a STRICT amount of tickets for sale, so it will be first come first served.
Norman Jay MBE
He is arguably one of the finest and most respected deejays in the world today whose talents and many years of dedicated service to his profession have now seen him rightfully acknowledged by the highest authority in the land.
On Saturday 15th June 2002, Norman was officially cited in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List with the recommendation that he be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. The FIRST British DJ to be awarded an MBE on merit for "deejaying and services to music". On Tuesday 12th November 2002, Norman was officially invited to attend a royal investiture at Buckingham Palace (London) where he was duly invested and presented with the highly coveted MBE medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II herself. It is indeed the highest civilian honour yet conferred on anyone from the relatively new field of post modern UK club culture and black music - a fitting tribute in recognition of his many outstanding musical achievements and invaluable contributions to music in a career spanning well over three decades.
In January 2004 he made clubbing history by becoming the first ever DJ - direct from the 'streets' to be invited to appear as a panellist on the nation's most prestigious and celebrated long running political debating forum; BBC Question Time. In June 2003, he was specially invited to deejay for the family and guests at the French international and Arsenal soccer star, Thierry Henry's wedding.
He is without doubt the deejay of choice of the rich and famous 'celebrity set'. He has played for the likes of Mick Jagger (now Sir Mick of course) at his exclusive 5Oth birthday party - Robert Di Nero, Michael Caine, George Michael, Will Smith, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Jamiroquai (who affectionately calls him the 'Godfather'), Paul Weller (who has been quoted as saying that Jay is his favourite dj), comedian Lenny Henry (who reputedly modelled his pirate radio deejay TV character on Jay) and most recently for David and Victoria Beckham at one of their star studded charity events in London, December 2006
Other include top fashion designers, Viviene Westwood, Gaultier, Tommy Hilfiger, D&G - and more recently for an exclusive MTV party at Pierre Cardin's magnificent space age villa overlooking the Mediterranean - located high up in the hills outside Cannes in the South of France. All have partied wildy to a funky Norman Jay set.
He is also often invited to play at the most prestigious UK film premieres - including 101 Dalmations, Judge Dred, Enemy Of The State, East Is East - and most recently - at the launch of movie giant Samuel L. Jackson's (one of his favourite actors) 51st State and recently in December 2006 ‘Dejavu’ film premier after party. He also presided over the decks at the multi million pound launch of Sky TV's new digital satellite cable channel at Battersea Power Station.
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