Bolton dance DJ Al English - one half of MojoFluxx - releases new single and becomes a dad in two days

Bolton dance DJ releases new single and becomes a dad in two days

Alex English with his baby daughter Alice, his partner Jenny Greenhalgh and her elder daughter Ava-May, aged six

Mojofluxx — Alex English and Alex Gillott

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

PROMISING dance DJ Al English is “the daddy” — after he released a new record and became a father in the space of two days.

Mr English’s girlfriend gave birth to their daughter Alice Elizabeth on August 19, the day after he released his single Need to Know on iTunes.

The single has received support from some of the biggest names in dance music, including BBC Radio 1 DJ Shadow Child and the German DJ and music producer Loco Dice.

The new father has also been given his own radio slot on Bolton FM where he will play dance music every Friday night.

Mr English, aged 27, of Amblethorn Drive, Sharples, said: “When Alice was handed to us, it was the happiest moment of my life — I just burst into tears.

“Becoming a dad has been a complete eye-opener. It’s a new motivation for me — I know I have to make money and put food on the table for Alice.

“In the past, I’ve become engrossed in my own world of music and it’s been quite difficult to strike a balance between family and music, so I have had to find the balance and that’s even more true now.

"I’m hoping the new single will get me a greater following. I’m not bothered about the money, I want greater exposure and hopefully this single will achieve that.”

Mr English is the studio manager at Raise The Youth, a social enterprise in Great Lever which helps children and young people who are primarily from disadvantaged backgrounds.

He has been a musician since he was at high school and is also part of a vocal house duo called Mojofluxx with friend Alex Gillott.

His girlfriend, Jenny Robinson, aged 29, who has another daughter, six-year-old Ava-May, said: “Alex always works so hard and I’m so proud of him. We’re both over the moon. Alice is just perfect.”

Mr English’s new single Need to Know is available on iTunes and on his Soundcloud page at soundcloud.com/alenglish

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12:46pm Thu 28 Aug 14

giraffe89 says...

what a non-story.
what a non-story. giraffe89
  • Score: -4

2:17pm Thu 28 Aug 14

The Amazing Shrinking Brain says...

giraffe89 wrote:
what a non-story.
No it's not. It's promoting a young guy who's trying to do something pretty extraordinary. He's already doing extraordinary things by being a dad, step-dad, and partner and obviously doing well at those. I know about Raise the Youth and know the good work they do - they're far from a fly-by-night CIC siphoning off the National Lottery funding. Why did you feel the need to make your comment? Is there some other news of local interest that would be more worthy of Mr English's column inches that only you are aware of? Have you some speculative rhetoric about how Muslims are ruining our 'once proud' town by grooming all the underage white girls before radicalising them and sending them off to Iraq or Syria? Have you contracted Ebola? Have you a late-breaking development on the Scottish referendum that only you are privy to? If not, please take your bitterness to an empty room and let it consume you, quietly please.

Good luck Al, all the best.
[quote][p][bold]giraffe89[/bold] wrote: what a non-story.[/p][/quote]No it's not. It's promoting a young guy who's trying to do something pretty extraordinary. He's already doing extraordinary things by being a dad, step-dad, and partner and obviously doing well at those. I know about Raise the Youth and know the good work they do - they're far from a fly-by-night CIC siphoning off the National Lottery funding. Why did you feel the need to make your comment? Is there some other news of local interest that would be more worthy of Mr English's column inches that only you are aware of? Have you some speculative rhetoric about how Muslims are ruining our 'once proud' town by grooming all the underage white girls before radicalising them and sending them off to Iraq or Syria? Have you contracted Ebola? Have you a late-breaking development on the Scottish referendum that only you are privy to? If not, please take your bitterness to an empty room and let it consume you, quietly please. Good luck Al, all the best. The Amazing Shrinking Brain
  • Score: 8

3:57pm Thu 28 Aug 14

The Wasp says...

Congratulations!!!!!
!!!
Congratulations!!!!! !!! The Wasp
  • Score: 1

9:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Smeagol says...

Jenny Robinson or Jenny Greenhalgh? or perhaps his girlfriend changed her name as well in the eventful two days! Congrats though.
Jenny Robinson or Jenny Greenhalgh? or perhaps his girlfriend changed her name as well in the eventful two days! Congrats though. Smeagol
  • Score: 2

12:56am Fri 29 Aug 14

wsw69 says...

giraffe89 wrote:
what a non-story.
Wind yer neck in you miserable s0d !

It's a proper story and I wish them all the best.
[quote][p][bold]giraffe89[/bold] wrote: what a non-story.[/p][/quote]Wind yer neck in you miserable s0d ! It's a proper story and I wish them all the best. wsw69
  • Score: 1

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