The Dermot O’Leary Show
The Dermot O’Leary Show was on every Saturday afternoon on BBC Radio 2 from 2005 to 2017. We had over 1000 live sessions, from those making their radio debuts through to international legends.
Some of the names who we helped launch in the UK include Adele, Rag N Bone Man, Anne Marie, Paloma Faith, The Feeling, Sia, Mumford and Sons, Bastille, Fleet Foxes, George Ezra, London Grammar, Plan B, Rita Ora, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Christine and the Queens, James Bay, Hozier, Ben Howard, Villagers, Jess Glynne and David Brent.
Others who didn’t need our help, but still played live on the show include:
Kings of Leon, Massive Attack, Robbie Williams, Elbow, Florence and the Machine, Foals, Damon Albarn, Phoenix, Rudimental, Kasabian and Sir Tom Jones.
(The Saturday Sessions CDs featuring hundreds of performances can be found here)
We also welcomed in to the studio the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Hugh Jackman, Claire Foy, Buzz Aldrin and Mr T.
Some of our award winning features included Nigel Havers’ Ravers, Drum & Bass with Hale & Pace, Danny Dyer’s Male Voice Choirs, Grime Watch and Song of Dre’s. Link to Radio 2 page
The programme won the Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Music Programme in 2008, 2010 and 2013, with 3 further nominations. Plus Music Week’s Radio Show of the Year for 2016.