Sarah Thompson is a passionate and knowledgeable radio presenter described by Elisabeth Mahoney in the Guardian as having a “lovely on air manner, she’s definitely rising star material.”
Sarah has been nominated for both a Sony and a Student Radio Award for her show The Filthy Disco which is broadcast on This Is Fake DIY Radio and features the most up-front new music from opposite ends of the spectrum. Over the past few years The Filthy Disco has become not only a radio show but also a successful club night, DJ outfit and blog and gained a reputation as the place to hear and see the most exciting under the radar musicians. Her radio show has attracted the most exciting names in music including Stealing Sheep, Lucy Rose, NZCA/Lines, Crystal Fighters, Zulu Winter, Outfit and Savoir Adore whilst her club night The Filthy Disco Presents has showcased some of the best new live acts including Tom Williams & The Boat, Yoofs, Playlounge, GUM, All We Are and Blood Music.
She graduated in Radio Production from the University of Westminster in 2008 and is a talented radio producer continuously producing in depth and quality radio documentaries for BBC Networks. Her work has taken her to New York as one of a handful of selected journalists to interview Mariah Carey for In Search of Mimi on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and seen her work alongside some of the biggest talents in radio including Trevor Nelson, Gemma Cairney, Ronnie Herel and Bob Harris. Some of her many credits include Dylan’s Women for BBC Radio 2 and Aaliyah: More Than A Woman for BBC Radio 1Xtra and a series tracing the history of British Pop music Made In Britain for BBC Radio 2 presented by the classical composer Charles Hazlewood.
Sarah has presented on Roundhouse Radio, This Is Fake DIY Radio and XStream East Radio, interviewed Sara Cox on stage at Camp Bestival as well as some of the biggest and brightest stars in music including Guy Chambers, the original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, Kelly Rowland, Wretch 32, John Legend, Lady Leshurr, Vince Kidd and reported from a whole host of the best festivals including Glastonbury, Soundwave Croatia, Latitude, Field Day and Standon Calling.
Sarah is also a DJ popping up frequently on the London music scene playing her favourite new music alongside solid party anthems; expect all sorts from Blondie to Jay Z to Purity Ring and The Cure. She also writes about music and cutting edge events for the online magazine Le Cool and is a member of the all female alt-Indie choir Gaggle who are signed to Transgressive Records, their album From the Mouth of the Cave was released in 2012.