A 33-YEAR-OLD man has been revealed as the world’s lowest-paid DJ.
Tom Booker, from Reading, commands a fee of £4 to play ‘house, disco and a twist of classic garage’ in the function room of his local pub on alternate Fridays.
Booker, who DJs under the name of ‘Daddy T’, does not get a single free drink or snack and has to pay for his own taxi home.
He said: “I’d describe my lifestyle as extremely frugal. I’m on the dole so all my DJ work is cash-in-hand, although as there is so little cash going into my hand the benefits people don’t care about it, in fact they pity me.”
Booker’s night ‘Funky Friday’ attracts crowds of up to 14, consisting mainly of people who are walking through the room to find the toilet.
Booker added: “My DJing style is to take the dance floor on a music journey that begins with some killer 90s hip hop and then building the vibe through progressive house and trance to some timeless club anthems. Not that anybody gives a shit, they just want a late drink and to hassle me for Mysterious Girl by Peter Andre.
“I had dreams once.”
Landlord Wayne Hayes said: “DJ Daddy T is an example of how hard work and dedication can get you absolutely nowhere.”