Irvine Welsh was born in the great city of Edinburgh and matured in the housing schemes of Leith, West Pilton and Muirhouse. Neither school nor conventional employment appealed, but he was inspired to write after experiencing the explosions of punk and rave first hand.
Trainspotting, Welsh’s debut novel sold over a million copies in the UK alone and was adapted into an iconic film by Danny Boyle, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Kelly Macdonald. Porno was adapted into T2: Trainspotting, a sequel that reunited the original cast and crew. Irvine’s script for the story of Alan McGee & Creation Records has just been filmed & is set for release later this year and he is now working on his next novel.
Irvine has been involved in dance music for most of his life, as a DJ and producer, and he is currently working on his first album . His most recent DJ gigs were Citadel Festival, London, Return to New York/The Ace Hotel (with legendary producer Arthur Baker & Paranoid London’s Quinn Whalley), Clockenflap Festival, Hong Kong and for DJ Magazine at Miami’s Winter Music Conference. His penchant is for a mash up of house, techno & disco.