AFTER going from Club Rep to club DJ, a Morecambe man’s entertainment career could be set to come full circle.
Lee Watson first made his name as a star of the hit ITV fly-on-the-wall documentary Club Reps, which followed the crazy lives of holiday reps in Faliraki and Gran Canaria between 2001 and 2004.
When Club Reps ended and Watson came home, he used his experience of the party islands’ dance music scene to forge a successful career as a club MC and DJ.
Now Lee, 34, is one half of leading dance act Delta 3, who are signed to Amsterdam-based High Contrast - one of the five biggest Trance labels around.
And if Delta 3’s current rate of success continues then Watson could find himself back in the sunshine of Europe, only this time behind the decks!
Delta 3 are Lee and his friend Scott Ashworth from Blackpool, where Watson worked as a resident DJ at the Syndicate nightclub until its closure in August 2011.
The DJ and producing duo have already gained critical acclaim in the dance music world after just two years together.
Previous single Luv Now - a remix of the Club Reps theme - made the Top 40 in the industry-leading Beatport Trance Chart.
And new release The Dream, out on March 5, is tipped to do even better.
The track has caught the eye of the biggest Trance music DJs on the planet, including DJ Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and Gareth Emery.
“Those guys dominate the Beatport Trance chart, but if The Dream can make the Top 10 then that would be amazing,” said Lee.
Trance is a genre of electronic dance music that developed in the 1990s and is characterised by a tempo of between 125 and 150 beats per minute.
“Trance isn’t as big in the UK as it was around 2000 because the charts is dominated by R ‘n’ B,” said Lee.
“David Guetta is bringing dance music back although his music is more categorised as cheesy pop really.
“But Trance is still massive in Europe.
“The label is really behind The Dream. They say if we can get five tracks out there, then things will really start moving for us.
“We’ll start to get some big DJing gigs in Europe. It’s amazing to think of 10,000 people with hands in the air to one of our tracks!”
The video for The Dream was filmed in Manchester.