Queenie gets some Golden Handbag action with Claire Fuller

2Queenie catches up with the fabulous Golden Handbag winning, ever busy DJ Claire Fuller to hear all about her Pride plans and beyond……

Congratulations on winning the Golden Handbag for being Brighton’s favourite DJ – how did it feel when your name was called out? Thank you (blushes)! I went into a trance, my girlfriend Natalie was shouting “you won, you won” and I was just sitting there stunned! I can honestly say it was one of the proudest moments of my life and such an honour. And to be awarded it on stage by Miss Jason and the huge hug I received from David Raven made it extra special. So thanks to everyone who voted for me!

Do you have a favourite Pride tune? It is such an obvious choice but for me it has to be We Found Love Calvin Harris ft Rihanna. When I dropped it in the Girls Dance Tent last year and the whole tent erupted….. It was a feeling only a DJ would truly understand!

Which tune will you definitely be playing this Pride? I have a mash up of Alex Gaudino’s Destination Calabria that transitions into Dr Dre’s Next Episode that gives me massive goose bumps. I can’t wait to see the crowd’s reaction!

What are you most looking forward to this Pride? There is so much…Katy B is going to be amazing, and the street party sounds like it’s going to be awesome! I’m also looking forward to seeing Collabro perform on the main stage because I know Richard (one of the lads) and I know how hard those boys have worked to get where they are.

What is your best Pride memory? Where do I start? I’m just so grateful to be a part of it! But I think it has to be the main stage last year, looking out and seeing 1000’s of people in front of the decks was just mind blowing.

What’s been your favourite ever gig? Girls Dance Tent last year!!!!!

Go on…..tell us a secret! I like to sing at karaoke… You have been warned!

Claire’s August Top Five

Sigma ft Paloma Faith Changing (Original mix) 3 Beat More

Ella Henderson Ghost (Dan Dalys sunshine Remix) Syco

Oliver Heldens ft Becky Hill Gecko (Overdrive) Parlaphone

Marvin Gaye Sexual healing (Freemasons vocal mix) Last.fm

Idina Menzel Let It Go (Dave Aude club remix) Warner Brothers

Catch Claire over Brighton Pride at Audio for Girls, Girls, Girls: Pride Lesbian Terrace Party on Friday 1st August, The Girls Dance Tent and Main Stage at Preston Park, Legends and Koochy at Concorde2 on Saturday 2nd August and POP CANDY Closing Party at Legends on Sunday 3rd.  Residencies at Pop Candy!, Legends and Yates Bar. Claire is also launching her own ‘girls who like girls’ night at Club Envy on Thursday 7th August.

Claire Fuller on Facebook