A TEENAGE DJ has played at the nation’s most prestigious dance club after wowing judges with his mixing skills.

Leroy Allen played to a packed Ministry of Sound after impressing founders of the charity Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

The 16-year-old from Willington, County Durham, has now been asked to be an ambassador for the national charity which aims to raise awareness and funds to tackle global issues such as poverty.

Last month Leroy, who has taken a year out of school to focus on his music career, made it through to the regional finals of a national music competition run by the charity after securing more than 800 public votes, more than any other entrant.

The final was held at Digital Nightclub in Newcastle where, despite finishing second, the organisers were so impressed by his skills they asked him to open the national final at the Ministry of Sound in London.

He played 20 minute sets at each club which received rave reviews earning him a spot as an ambassador for the charity.

He said: “Playing Ministry of Sound must be very DJ’s dream, it’s the best place you can play without going abroad and it was unbelievable.

“I was the first one on so had to get people dancing, it seemed to go pretty well.”

Leroy bought his first DJing decks when he was ten because he thought they would look good in his bedroom.

At 14 he started to get into DJing, teaching himself the tricks by watching videos on Youtube.

Last year he started his own company, Fabrik (CORR) Events, organising dance nights for children aged between 11 and 16 around the area starting with his local leisure centre.

Fabrik nights are now held around the area with a variety of themes including UV parties and geek get together, and he has also brought on board Shirl’s Shakes, a Barnard Castle based-milkshake shop to make his nights even more special.

The next Fabrik nights will be at King James I Academy in Bishop Auckland from 6.30pm to 9.30pm on Friday, March 1, followed by a party at Catterick Leisure Centre in aid of a military charity from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday, March 2.

For more information search for Fabrik events on Facebook.