But Jason won’t be riding solo, as regular hosts Greg James and A.Dot will be joining him to do sketches and help introduce and interview other artists.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” says Jason, who is no stranger to TV presenting.
“I’ve done quite a bit – I was a presenter on the Mobo awards, in the US I did the iHeart Radio awards, so I’ve done a bit of presenting in my day.
“Whenever I can have a good time with a show that I’m a fan of, or people that I’m a fan of, I’m always down.”
Jason will be performing himself on the first show, and introducing artists like Charlie Puth and Jessie Ware.
(Next Friday’s episode will be a Liam special – with Payne guest presenting and Gallagher performing.)
Music shows used to be everywhere on British TV – CD:UK, Popworld, Top of the Pops – but these days a band is left with few choices if they can’t get on to Jools Holland or that five-minute slot at the end of The Graham Norton Show.
So is there a gap in the market for a new music series like this?
“100%,” Jason says. “I think people are craving it more than they know. It’s something that we all have a little nostalgia for. So this show will definitely be one of those ones that brings back old memories and may start a new journey.
“People have so many options these days, so you’ve just got to give them something that’s going to keep their eyes glued.
“There’s definitely a slot for that, it just has to be something that’s so captivating that means they’re going to stop looking at their phones or YouTube.”
Sounds Like Friday Night debuts on BBC One at 19:30 BST on Friday 27 October.