Fronted by Radio 1 DJ and presenter Greg James with Radio 1 Xtra’s Dotty, each week Sounds Like Friday Night will be sharing presenting duties with a different music artist who will complete the hosting line up and sprinkling their own stardust over proceedings and making every episode a complete one-off.
On Friday October 27, the first guest host is American singer, Jason Derulo. With platinum selling hits including ‘Watcha Say’, ‘Ridin’ Solo’ and ‘Want To Want Me’, Jason has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and clocked up over two billion views on YouTube. Along with hosting duties and singing live in the studio, Jason will be introducing performances from Charlie Puth and Jessie Ware.
Jason says: “I’m truly honoured to have been invited to be the first guest host on Sounds Like Friday Night. I always have a great time whenever I visit the UK, so I’m super excited to get the weekend party started with a hot new music show.”
Greg will be interviewing Jason and the bands, plus has filmed a special sketch featuring a guest appearance from Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. Dotty will be chatting with the guests, keeping across the social media streams at #SLFN and getting out and about meeting music fans across the country.
The series’ theme tune is composed and performed by Royal Blood. The band - Brighton duo, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher - was presented with the Best British Group gong by music legend Jimmy Page at the 2015 Brit Awards and has also scooped up Q, Kerrang and GMA awards.
The next week’s show (Friday November 3) will be co-hosted by Liam Payne, whose debut single ‘Strip That Down’ sold five million units worldwide - the biggest-selling solo single from a current member of One Direction. He’ll be talking to Greg about his new single out in October and soon to be released debut album. Also on show 2, Liam Gallagher will be performing, plus a special guest to be announced soon.