Eddie Halliwell


Eddie Halliwell is an English dance music DJ, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Eddie has held residencies at Goodgreef and Gatecrasher, was named DJ of the year by Mixmag in 2003 and reached number 17 in both the 2005 and 2006 DJ Mag Top 100 poll, and 16th in the 2007 poll. As well as making a name for himself on the UK and international club circuit, Eddie was also, until recently, a resident DJ for BBC Radio 1.

Having been brought up in the north west of England, it is where Eddie made his name at clubs such as Gatecrasher and Goodgreef. Now he is a headliner at both clubs and also makes regular appearances at Slinky, Inside Out, Cream, Godskitchen, The Gallery, Beach Club and Lush to name but a few. Eddie has also performed at Homelands, Escape into the Park, Tidy Events including Magna and the Weekenders, and Gatecrasher Summer Sound System where he headlined the second arena.

2004 also saw a considerable rise in demand for Eddie internationally with two tours of East Asia, a tour of Australia with Godskitchen and numerous visits to the USA, Canada, Russia, Dubai and Egypt. In Ibiza he enjoyed his third season as resident at Judgement Sundays (again the busiest night on the White Isle) and in August completed his third live Radio 1 Essential Mix alongside Paul Oakenfold at Cream @ Amnesia. This was an experience Eddie particularly relished as it marked his first 'official duties' as a new Radio 1 Resident, having won this coveted position following his previous Essential Mixes (May and August 2003) with a series of outstanding guest mixes on Judge Jules & Pete Tong’s regular Weekend shows.

Eddie later appeared on BBC Radio 1 as one of six hosts of new late-night dance show The Residency, which was designed to showcase the best in British dance music talent. In 2006 Eddie was given his own weekly show on Thursday nights/Friday mornings midnight - 2am. Fellow Radio 1 DJ Colin Murray often introduced him as 'Geri Halliwell', as a long-running joke. Eddie Halliwell has since left Radio 1 and is due to be replaced by Kissy Sell Out from October 2008. Kutski is presenting the show in the meantime.

Eddie returned to presenting on the radio in the summer of 2009, now presenting "Fire It Up Radio Show" which is a syndication show, which broadcasts to several stations around the world.

Eddie has spent nearly a decade honing his skills on the decks. Having caught the DJing bug at 15 when he bought his first set of decks, he was too young for clubs so channelled his creative energies into a Music Technology course where he learnt some of his now renowned hip hop scratches. His ability to adapt these to fit over other genres of music has earned him not only respect amongst fellow DJ’s but also admiration from stunned crowds. Eddie’s technical ability is such that when he is in front of the mixer, he utilises it as a means to create energy and new sounds with rapid cut ups and warped effects.

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