Rory Hoy is an Award Winning Music Producer/Film Maker and DJ. He is the Winner of the Yorkshire Young Achiever of the Year Award 2012 in the Arts Category, which he won alongside actor Mikey North who plays Gary Windass in Coronation St. He has 4 critically acclaimed albums under his belt on Freddy Fresh’s Howlin’ Records label (USA) and numerous singles, EPs, remixes and collaborations on labels including SKINT Records (UK), Funk Weapons (USA), BigM Productions (Germany), Pig Balls (Switzerland), Bulabeats (Ireland), Twin-Town Productions (Germany), Freshly Squeezed (UK), Melting Pot Music (Germany) and Sunday Best Recordings (UK).
His first album ‘Cosmic Child’, mostly chillout and ambient beats, is regularly played as background music in USA on various American airlines and in department stores such as Macy’s. His second album ‘Standing on Dust’, more funky breaks, included tracks played on the PRS Dance Podcast and featured regularly on Craig Charles’ BBC6 Music ‘Funk & Soul Show’, as does the title track from his latest album ‘Hands in the Sky’. Rory was featured in the PRS ‘M’ magazine as a rising new talent and has seen praise from artists such as Fatboy Slim, Afrika Bambaata, Craig Charles, Mr Scruff, DJ Cam, Fake Blood, Ali Shaheed Muhammad from A Tribe Called Quest among others. He has a monthly Podcast on Ramp Shows Blog.
He is currently collaborating with vocalists/artists for new projects and is always interested to hear from others who would like to be involved.
He makes short films, over 30 to date, 3 of which have been shown on BBC TV. His film 'Autism & Me' is released with his booklet on DVD worldwide through Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He’s been featured on British and American TV (BBC, ITV, Sky, and NBC "Today Show" in America) and also on BBC and Independent Radio. He’s won 6 national awards, a UNICEF award, a Royal Television Society nomination, and collected an award from film director, Guy Ritchie. He’s Youth Patron of the London based charity 'Resources for Autism', and in this capacity, was invited to a special reception at the House of Lords. He also goes into schools and organisations where they show his film, and talks about autism. He was a Centenary Ambassador 2010 for the National Charity, UK Youth - and featured in their promotional film. He continues to be an Ambassador for them.
Rory has enjoyed DJ-ing at many Festivals and Clubs including the legendary Leeds Festival and continues to thrive on stage as an active and crowd pleasing performer!