Daz Sampson
British singer
Daz Sampson
Darren "Daz" Sampson is a British dance music producer, musician and singer-songwriter. from an irish showmen decent Whos music career has seen him sell over 1.5 million singles todate under several alias.
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Culture Flash: exam results - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
And perhaps no song captures this bittersweet poignancy like Daz Sampson's deathless 2006 Eurovision entry Teenage Life. If the line "Suddenly school ends/ Your teenage life gone" doesn't punch you in the gut, the line "If you treat the kids fine,
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Jim Shelley's feeling Blue over Eurovision night - Mirror.co.uk
Google News - almost 6 years
Josh Dubovie, Scooch, Jade Ewen and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andy Abraham, Daz Sampson, Javine and now Blue. Who decides these things?! Blue's big mistake was singing a song claiming “I Can, I will (not win Eurovision)”. That and letting Lee Ryan hog the
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Alternative Eurovision review - Chortle
Google News - almost 6 years
But others tried something more ambitious just for the occasion, such as Ginger & Black, representing 'Bethlehem' by rejigging Daz Sampson's 2006 UK Eurovision entry Teenage Life, not entirely successfully thanks to limited rap skills – though with
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Vote Jedward to kill off Eurovision once and for all - stv.tv
Google News - almost 6 years
Indeed, how many supposed artists will you even recall five minutes after you look at the following list of names: Lindsay, Jessica Garlick, Jemini, James Fox, Javine Hylton, Daz Sampson, Scooch, Andy Abraham, Jade Ewen and Josh Dubovie?
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Feeling Blue? The Worst UK Eurovision Performances All Time - Gigwise
Google News - almost 6 years
In our new round-up we've taken a look at some of the worst UK entries in the contests history - from Javine, Daz Sampson and Love City Groove. Check them out below now. Leave your thoughts in the comment form at the bottom of this page
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Three cheers for Eurovision - The Guardian (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
The truly disturbing Daz Sampson, a chubby forty-something rapper surrounded by teenage girls in school uniform. Make no mistake; these are terrible, terrible songs. They don't represent the UK music scene, nor, despite the misguided and borderline
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Daz Sampson
  • 2015
    Age 40
    In 2015 Sampson returned to the UK and briefly taking over a Step 6 Billinge FC in Cheshire.
    More Details Hide Details A record of played 10 won 9 and drew 1 was achieved From there he moved to his current side, Ashton Utd. With Bus Stop
  • 2012
    Age 37
    In 2012 Sampson came out of retirement and played games for Guam Shipyard, an island in the Pacific Ocean.
    More Details Hide Details He then went on to coach and lead the team to a cup final win, and regular top 3 finishes. After 2 seasons Sampson moved to Tampa in Florida to take charge of a new semi professional team about to franchise into 4th tier of the MLS. Although only playing a season full of friendly matches, a record of played 18 won 15 drew 2 lost 1 was achieved.
  • 2006
    Age 31
    Sampson & Mason He collaborated with several artists and released in 2006 "The Crown" and "The Feeling" under the name Sampson & Mason in partnership with JJ Mason (of earlier Fraud Squad days).
    More Details Hide Details Others Sampson and his long term writing partner John Matthews, have co-written the music score for a brand new CBBC animation show set to air summer 2013. They also created a dance act under the name Bandito after landing a record deal with Ministry of Sound's Hard2Beat Records. Bandito's debit solo "Rockin' At the Disco" featured vocals from Russell Graham of the boy band Pacific Avenue. TV & Radio Since 2011 Sampson has returned to a career in radio broadcasting as signing a deal with NBC/Universal where he stars in his own reality documentary show. Football career Sampson started his career as a footballer, spending his youth years at Manchester City's Junior Blues side, before being spotted by ex-Brighton manager Jimmy Melia whilst managing at Stockport. Following injury Sampson then quit the game as a player going on to manage and coach at semi-pro level.
    Sporting Riff Raff Records In 2006, Daz Sampson established his own record company, Sporting Riff Raff Records with Ben O'Brien and Joe Taylor of Nuxx.
    More Details Hide Details The acts that recorded with the company, mainly hit pop/dance/disco bands were The Star Alliance, Spray, Mr. Fix It, Love Djs, Project 4.
    Sampson claims that his performance may have raised the popularity of Eurovision in the UK, with the 2006 contest attracting half the UK TV audience, leading to the highest viewing figures in the UK in Eurovision history.
    More Details Hide Details Eurovision 2007 After Eurovision, he said he would like to return to try for Eurovision Song Contest 2007. However, he later he announced that the BBC decided it was too soon for him to enter again, but he would be welcome in a few years time. Still he presented the song entitled "Do A Little Dance" but it did not make British Eurovision: Your Decision shortlist of songs for consideration.
    Daz Sampson represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest on 20 May 2006 in Athens, but only 10 of the 39 eligible countries voted for Sampson and his total score was 25 points, placing him a disappointing 19th out of the 24 acts.
    More Details Hide Details Although he finished low down the rankings in the Eurovision Song Contest, he enjoyed success in the British charts. "Teenage Life" entered at number 13 in the UK Top 40. In the week following the contest, the publicity he had gained from this exposure helped his single to climb to number 8 in the UK chart.
    On 4 March 2006, Sampson won the BBC show Making Your Mind Up with the song "Teenage Life", written and produced with his long-time collaborator John Matthews.
    More Details Hide Details The accompanying dance routine involved 4 young women dressed as schoolgirls, dubbed The Sampsonites. The song was a commercial success prior to Eurovision becoming a Top 10 hit for him on the UK Singles Chart with the single released on 14 May 2006 just prior to the contest.
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Uniting Nations In 2004, Sampson returned to the Liverpool dance music and he formed a partnership with producer Paul Keenan under the name Uniting Nations and released "Out of Touch" a remake from Hall & Oates hit and selling 150,000 copies of the single in the United Kingdom becoming a European hit.
    More Details Hide Details Other big hits included "You And Me" (reached No.15 in the UK) proving yet another hit in Europe and "Ai No Corrida" that reached No.18 also in the UK. Smash Hits readers and T4 viewers voted Uniting Nations "Best Dance Act" at the last ever Pollwinners Party in 2005. Sampson also enjoyed 3 number 1 singles in Poland with Uniting Nations.
  • 2000
    Age 25
    Fraud Squad As Bus Stop project was folding, In 2000, Daz Sampson made a duo partnership with JJ Mason.
    More Details Hide Details Named Fraud Squad, the duo released "Together (We Can Make It)" which was popular in European night clubs. JJ Mason made many remixes of Daz Sampson and Rikki and Daz songs including "The Woah Song" and "Teenage Life". Daz Sampson and JJ Mason would return in 2006 with two releases under the name Sampson & Mason releasing "The Crown" and "The Feeling". Rikki & Daz In this period, Sampson formed Rikki & Daz with John Matthews (aka Ricardo Autobahn, hence "Rikki") of the Cuban Boys. Their 2002 single "Rhinestone Cowboy (Giddy Up Giddy Up)" featuring a new vocal from country music legend Glen Campbell reached No.12 in the UK. Another popular release as Rikki and Daz was the remake of DJ Bobo's hit "Chihuahua" credited to "Rikki & Daz Vs. JJ Mason Remix". Barndance Boys / DJ Daz The pair continued to work together under various names, including The Barndance Boys (for the minor hit single "Yippie I Oh") and DJ Daz ("The Woah Song", a remake of Baltimora's Tarzan Boy). Matthews later co-wrote Sampson's Eurovision song "Teenage Life".
  • 1974
    Born on November 28, 1974.
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