Sam Tweaks

Sam Tweaks

Sunday Headlining DJ

Sam Tweaks – professional DJ for 30 plus years originally cutting his teeth playing 45s at House Parties and Raves as a teenager (yes he’s always been a slinger of Vinyl 7’s) Sam is a serial mixtape maker, vinyl spinner and Twitch streamer.

Moving into the corporate events world since the mid nineties Sam and his company have been successfully entertaining thousands of party goers, happy couples and business clients ever since. Playing at many famous venues including The Shard, The Natural History Museum, Old Trafford, the Belfry, the Koppelkirk in Amsterdam and for illustrious clients including Real Madrid Football Team, the 2010 US Ryder Cup team, Footballers Gareth Bale & Kevin Kegan alongside many of the Wales Rugby Union Team.

Since the mid noughties the wonderful world of 7″ vinyl has seen a massive upsurge in popularity and as someone who can legitimately profess to always being a 45 spinner – it wasn’t long before Sam rekindled his love of playing “likkle rekkids” alongside his corporate guise.

Sam has released two 45s on the Waxnerds label receiving plaudits from many illustrious DJ’s including Jazzy Jeff, Boogie Blind and 45Live. Two more 45s are scheduled to hit your fave record outlet in the next few weeks. Sam has proudly represented the B Side Social Club supporting Fatboy Slim and the now infamous aftershow party for the Pete Tong Orchestra at Into The Wyldes, has supported Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, The Allergies, Jim Sharp, Andy Smith and spun to acclaim at most of the well known 45’s events in the UK.

During lockdown Sam threw himself into the world of online streaming on Twitch TV (www.twitch.tv/sam_tweaks) and his career has erupted! Sam was the first 45’s only vinyl DJ worldwide to achieve partner status on Twitch (currently only one other 45’s DJ has managed this) and has amassed over 14.5k followers. Regularly playing alongside many famous DJ’s including Skratch Bastid, NuMark, Cut Chemist, The Gaff, ASkillz, Krafty Kutz, DJ Yoda & The Nextmen. He’s guested on shows for David Morales, Osulnade, Fresh Radio (DJ Bee) & the Funk Hunters. Two times alumni of the Dusty Donuts Turntablist Showcase: Needledrops. He has received accolades around the world with his genre fluid style and crazy collection of singles from such luminaries as Jellybean Benitez, Michael Gray (Full Intention), DJ Spinna and most recently the legendary Grandmaster Flash.

Twice nominated in the Twitch TV music awards for Best British Streamer alongside Best Vinyl DJ and Best International DJ. Winner of Best 45’s DJ in Europe (alongside Mr Thing) Best Eclectic DJ, Best Cover Versions DJ and Best House & Dance 45’s DJ at the Twitch Vinyl DJ Awards.

Festival wise Sam recently has been seen spinning at Live from Lydiard, Into the Wyldes and The Glastonbury Music Festival in 2022 with 2023 showing no sign of slowing down with festival appearances already confirmed at Leopallooza, Suckafest, Good Vibes and Glastonbury. Catch Sam spinning regularly with the Bristol Street Soul crew and with Andy Smith at his Northern Soul events in Rivoli Ballroom, London.

Want to hear more? Check out Sam’s guest mixes for the Allergies Podcast on mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/TheAllergies/the-allergies-podcast-ep-64-with-guest-sam-tweaks – or for Breakin Bread https://www.mixcloud.com/breakinbread/droppin-donuts-sam-tweaks-wax-nerds/ and on BBC Sounds via regular mixes for Bethan Elfyn’s Radio Wales – Fancy the real thing? – check him out live streaming on Twitch.