Quentin Leo Cook grew up in Reigate, Surrey, England, and was educated at Reigate Grammar School. He started a punk fanzine titled Peroxide with his neighbour Andrew Thomas and art student Ian McKay (formerly Laidlaw). Contemporary with his publishing activities, he played drums in Disque Attack (a British new-wave-influenced rock band) for which he later performed lead vocals. At Reigate College he also met Paul Heaton and, at 18, he went to the Brighton Polytechnic to study a BA in English, Politics and Sociology. Although he had begun DJing some years before, it was at this time that he began to develop his skills on the thriving Brighton club scene.
n summer 2007, “The Rockafeller Skank” was used for season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance. In September 2007, the song was also featured on Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova 2 for PlayStation 2.
In 2008, Fatboy played at the Glastonbury Festival again, and headlined the O2 Wireless Festival and Rockness Festival. According to an NME interview  this may be the last time he performs as Fatboy Slim, as he may now focus on the BPA project, although later interviews suggest that he has no such plans to get rid of it.
According to Norman’s regular “Ask Norm” segment on his MySpace, his untitled fifth studio album has Iggy Pop collaborating with him, and the album is “seven-eighths finished”. The recording process has been completed, but the record is yet to be mixed. There are 18 tracks on the record.
Fatboy Slim has been given clearance to do Big Beach Boutique 4 this September for a two-day special, featuring a large line up of local artists such as Beardyman and The Whip.