Paris Hilton's personal DJ
WOODFORD S Fenton Gee has become Paris Hilton s DJ, playing at her personal appearances when she comes to London, writes MATT TROLLOPE. Fenton, 27, got the gig through agent-to-the-stars Johnathan Pipman, and now when the Hollywood socialite is in town, F
WOODFORD'S Fenton Gee has become Paris Hilton's DJ, playing at her personal appearances when she comes to London, writes MATT TROLLOPE.
Fenton, 27, got the gig through agent-to-the-stars Johnathan Pipman, and now when the Hollywood socialite is in town, Fenton's the man she wants spinning behind the decks.
He explains: "Paris gets booked to make personal appearances at some of the West End's top clubs. So when she's there she wants the music to be right for her.
"I've met her a couple of times now to discuss playlists and DJ'd for her recently at the exclusive Volsted and Baroque venues. At the end of the day, if Paris is happy, then the club is happy. "
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He continued: "She's a lovely girl. She's mainly into R&B and hip-hop, while I'm more of a house man, but I love all music, and I play right across the board."
Former Hainault Forest High School pupil Fenton has also become a DJ coach to the reality TV stars and celebrities in recent months. And when they're up and running he also goes to the gigs with them, spinning records himself after their sets while they sign autographs.
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His clients include Bianca Gascoigne, Su-Elise from Misteeq, Cassie Summer from Wags Boutique, Paul Danan from Hollyoaks/Love Island and The Bill star Gary Lucy.
"I can get a celebrity on the road and DJing with two weeks," reckons Fenton. "Now the technology is there with Serrato, the software package that allows you to DJ from your laptop, so it's a lot easier. It would take up to six weeks or longer to teach someone how to mix CDs or vinyl. There's no magic button with Seratto that says 'mix me', they still have to learn to mix, but it's a lot easier having everything laid out on the laptop."
It also means the stars, or their flunkies, don't have to lug boxes of CDs or records around, because thousands of tracks can be stored on the laptop's hard drive.
Fenton adds: "Just like Paris, I try to tailor the records that the celebrities play to their personalities, and make sure that they're happy with what they're playing."
With midweek residencies at West End clubs Crystal (Wednesdays) and Embassy (Thursdays), that leaves the weekend free for Fenton to gig with the celebs.
Last year he held residencies in Puerto Banus (Nikki Beach) and Ibiza (Eden), but this year he's concentrating on his UK commitments.
Fenton, a diabetic, raised almost �2,000 for Diabetes UK at the London Marathon in April, and plays for the Arsenal pro-celebrity football team, despite being a Tottenham fan.
He says: "It's great to be able to raise money for the diabetes charity. My condition is manageable, but I don't abuse my body. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm aware that because of my profession, those things could be issues.