Sam rose to prominence in 2015 after coming out triumphant in the nationwide search for “Kiss Chosen One”, following in the footsteps of Charlie Tee and AJ King. Beating off the competition of thousands who auditioned, Sam impressed the judges and bagged himself a coveted job as a DJ/presenter on the Kiss network and quickly found his way onto the airwaves, broadcasting to the nation – not too shabby for a 22 year old, born and raised in a little-known village in the Midlands.
He has long aspired to carve a name for himself in the radio and TV world and went on to study Media Performance at the University of Bedfordshire where he graduated with BA First Class Honours and honed his skills by creating, producing, and presenting his own university based online show ‘The Takeover’. He also used his skillset for the university magazine; Loud Mag, and on student station Radio LaB, interviewing artists for live music platform Coffee House Sessions on a regular basis. Sam went on to interview the likes of Izzy Bizu, Gavin James, Florrie and more, and further built an appetite for broadcasting.
A keen interviewer, Sam now runs his own online blog: samchats2.com – he has been invited on numerous occasions to report at red carpet events for films, at gigs/festivals, and at the world’s biggest celebrity football tournament: Soccer Six. He also presents backstage on TV shows such as Sky1’s Bring the Noise, and Big Brother for online media platform ApplauseStore TV.
Since winning Kiss Chosen One, Sam has gone on to DJ at events across the UK and has performed alongside the likes of Years & Years, Becky Hill, Scouting for Girls, Matt Edmonson, Alice Levine and Danny Howard.
Currently hosting the weekday evening slot on Kiss Fresh (7pm – 10pm Monday to Thursday), Sam is undoubtedly one to watch and a true star in the making. Watch this space!
Coalition Talent act as a live booking agent for Sam Darlaston.