SAM MEEKS - My name is Samantha aka “Cheeky-Sam.” I’m from the Peterborough area but don’t tend to spend much time there, as you will usually find me out and about at many different events all over the UK. I am the marketing and promotional manager for D-Railed.
My taste for clubbing started in August of 2005 aged 22, when my cousin took me to Storm, and whilst there I also got my first experience of Tidy! From that night I fell in love with the scene, since then and over the last 3 years, I couldn’t help but be there; Tidy Weekenders, Kiddstock, Transmission, Que Club re-launch, The Plug, SE1, Turnmills, Storm, B2T, Ibiza, etc. and that was just some of the bigger events. The larger events are always awesome, but my support will always lie with the smaller clubber/friendly orientated nights. Because, I see first hand the effort and passion that goes into running these events and the reaction of the clubbers with the atmosphere they create, can’t be beaten!
This is where my association with Danny came in. Early in 2008 I met Danny through a small Hard Dance night in Loughborough. I could see Danny had the ideas, passion and the vision to create a new innovative, original hard dance night. After several conversations it was clear with both our skills, knowledge and passion, we could make it work. D-Railed was born!
Back to myself. From an early age my friends were always listening to Spice Girls, Take That, 911 (what!) I on the other hand had no need to call the Take That Teen Suicide Line when they split up! As my music taste was Helter Skelter, Dreamscape, Commercial Dance and Trance. Years on my music taste progressed, to follow the ever growing Hard Dance sound we know and love today. Long may it continue, and I am proud to be able to give something back to the industry that has given me so much!