Fitzroy Da Buzzboy

Fitzroy Da Buzzboy
Birth name
Fitzroy Da Buzzboy
Genres
Soul, Funk, Jazz

DJ Profile Biography

Fitzroy Da Buzzboy, a true “Soul Survivor”, like many from his generation danced as a teenager on the West End club circuit and progressed to becoming a DJ, Remixer, Producer, Compiler, Songwriter, radio and media presenter with nearly 30 years’ experience behind him. With all these aptitudes Fitzroy has been able to reach audiences UK and beyond with his unique and eclectic mix of various black music fruit genres that have been spawned from the Jazz, Funk and Soul roots.

Fitzroy carved himself a niche working with live acts mainly at the Mean Fiddler’s Jazz Café establishing a repertoire that has supported an eclectic whose who’s list of world famous Black music artist’s from the 70’s including Gil Scott Heron, Roy Ayres, Bobby Byrd, Gwen McCrea, Rose Royce, The Crusaders and War to 90’s acts Digable Planets, The Pharcyde, Omar, Incognito, Carleen Anderson, Courtney Pine, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, London Gospel Community Choir, Sounds Of Blackness, De La Soul, Naughty By Nature to present day performers Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, Rahsaan Patterson, Brian McKnight, Floetry, Gerald Levert (R.I.P), Conya Doss, Eric Roberson, Angie Stone, Leela James, Dwele, Mint Condition and Pete Rock.

His resume within other spheres of the entertainment and media industry includes the 2000 MOBO Awards After Party and several guest radio shows on Solar, Kiss FM, GLR and Choice FM. The BBC1 Tribute to Muhammad Ali in 1998 credited Fitzroy for his musical contribution to this highly successful documentary. He also appeared in BBC 2’s “Dance Energy’s” “James Brown Special” and ITV’s “Club A Vision”. In recent years Fitzroy has DJ’d at the Indigo2 for the late Teena Marie, Cameo, UB40’s lead vocalist, Ali Cambell, Angie Stone and Steve Arrington. In 2014 Fitzroy was featured on Sky’s OHTV channel’s program Culture Vulture, to discuss on two episodes the importance of six musicians and six singers for their Black History features. He was also a panellist on a Q&A session as an authority on James Brown in connection with the Ritzy in Brixton’s screening of the biopic “Get On Up” and a mental health awareness debate.

Fitzroy has remixed various recordings, some appearing on numerous compilation albums. Fitzroy remixed CD3 of the Cream Of Rare Groove box set for Hubbub Records in 1997 followed in 1998 with the first Twice As Nice compilation. He has a gold selling album he mixed in 2002 for the Warner Brothers group under his belt. Released in November 2013 Fitzroy’s creative mind project managed, selected, compiled, wrote the sleeve notes and drew the artwork for Expansion’s The Sounds Of Universal Love CD. He’s been credited on occasion in books documenting the history of black music.

Fitzroy co-founded the bi-monthly magazine “The Soul Survivors” aimed at the 70’s & 80’s teenage Soul Jazz Funk generation in 2006. Distributed around the UK and abroad, Fitzroy has personally interviewed many artists including Smokey Robinson, Jocelyn Brown, Omar, Leroy Burgess, Jean Carne, Jeffery Daniel (Shalimar), Melba Moore, Chaka Khan, Eddie Levert (O Jay’s), Ronald Khalis Bell (Kool & The Gang) Frankie Beverly (Maze), Brand New Heavies, John Legend, Leon Ware, Larry Blackmon (Cameo), Wayne Henderson, George Duke, Thelma Houston, Teena Marie, Tom Moulton, John Morales, Louie Vega, Josh Milan, Nile Rodgers (Chic), Steve Arrington (Slave) and Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone).

Fitzroy has written the artist and DJ profiles for Southport Weekender’s official magazine program as well as DJ-ing at various established weekenders like Southport, Blackpool Luxury Soul and Prestatyn.

Fitzroy has done numerous voice overs for radio and music adverts, in particular, Motown Legend Leon Ware asked him personally to voice over Leon’s EPK available on YouTube. He earns air miles regularly also DJ-ing abroad at soul holidays in Portugal, Ibiza and Barbados. Over the years as well as being headhunted to DJ various countries such as Ayia Napa, Switzerland, Dubai, Ibiza and Greece, Fitzroy has been hired for many corporate events. This includes the star studded Four Weddings and a Funeral After Party, The Designers Guild Xmas parties 4 years in a row and Kent business company Cabot Financial Xmas party at the Indig02 in 2009. In 1991 Fitzroy was appointed to help select and mix, in the studio, the music for the internationally known, Wella cosmetic and hair company’s, UK fashion show extravaganza. He was also resident DJ for the two week tour as it travelled around the country.

Fitzroy is equally proficient in festival environments as he is to appearances at more intimate venues. His tenacious attitude and determination to always deliver his best under all conditions has earned Fitzroy a keen and dedicated following and a reputation in the business for delivering something just a little bit unique on the Soul and Jazz scene, he is doing what he loves…sharing his passion and education of music with the universal world.

Catch DJ Fitzroy Da Buzzboy at Campsoul Music Festival 2017


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