Sam Darlaston rose to prominence in 2015 after coming out triumphant in the nationwide presenter search for “Kiss FM’s Chosen One”. Sam impressed judges and fended off competition from thousands of other hopefuls, bagging himself the coveted job as Kiss FM’s newest presenter, quickly broadcasting to the nation. Just two weeks after coming out victorious in Kiss FM’s talent hunt, Sam was given his own regular slot weekly on Kiss Fresh from Monday to Thursday.
Sam has covered some of the biggest red carpet events in London for movies such as Batman vs Superman, Captain America and Transformers. He also worked on the interview junkets for Transformers where he interviewed Hollywood legend Mark Wahlberg who he asked for bicep approvement advice from after admitting his mates refer to him as cheese-string arms! He went on to interview a star studded cast for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” again taking a unique approach which involved a breath-holding contest and talking about perfecting the London accent with the likes of Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, Taron Egerton and Mark Strong. Sam also worked with the Fast & Furious movie franchise, vlogging a thrill-seeking experience day doing stunt car driving and partaking in a helicopter ride ahead of their 2018 live tour.
Sam has had a huge affiliation with music artistes, covering the Kiss Social Media footage for The Brit Awards 2017, interviewing Rag n Bone Man, Anne-Marie, Rudimental and Jonas Blue but to name a few. He went on to interview stars including Martin Garrix and Naughty Boy at a series of summer festivals including Bestival and BST for Kiss & Three UK.
Since joining the radio world, Sam has DJ’d and compered events across the UK spanning festivals, universities, nightclubs, private events and football stadiums! Whilst performing at many events as the headline artiste, he’s also supported the likes of Craig David, Years & Years and Scouting For Girls amongst others.
After holding down his own Kiss Fresh radio show for over two years and a series of covers on Kiss FM (early breakfast, late show and flagship Kisstory), Sam landed his own slot on Kiss FM in late 2017 by being awarded the Late Show (10pm to midnight) and quickly seeing it extended to 11pm – 2am across the UK, 4 nights a week Sunday to Wednesday! Alongside this, Sam continues to host his “New Music Nights” show on Kiss Fresh and was also awarded a Sunday afternoon slot on Kiss Fresh (3pm to 7pm) taking his total time on the network to 30 hours a week!
In October 2017, Sam was named by The Radio Academy as one of the “30 Under 30” Ones To Watch working in radio in the UK at the ARIA Awards and the only commercial radio broadcaster to be included. Sam continues to be a young talent who is going from strength to strength. With so much under his belt before the turn of his 25th birthday, he’s arguably one of the most promising emerging talents on the airwaves right now.
Coalition Agency act as a DJ booking agent for Sam Darlaston.