This episode charts the journey of a guy I've known for so long, he still calls me “Hesh,” my nickname from childhood. You can call him award-winning Billboard Top 10 recording artist, SIR ARI GOLD.
Ari is that rare artist who with every song, every video, every show and every album unfolds a wholly original story never seen or heard before in quite the same way. Industry legend Clive Davis says he “writes from the heart”, and icon RuPaul calls his work, simply “brilliant.” His six albums chronicle Ari’s career as an openly gay singer-songwriter who was ahead of his time. His commitment to making pop music with a message has most recently rewarded Ari with the “Visionary Award” by the LGBT Academy Of Recording Arts, as well as being Knighted by the Imperial Court Of New York, one of the longest-standing human rights organizations in the world. Born and raised in an Orthodox Jewish household in the Bronx, Ari entered show business singing on over 400 TV jingles and singing with Diana Ross on her Swept Away album. He attended Yale University and graduated with honors from NYU. We talk about all this and more, including his activism and charity work – and his thoughts on the current political climate. Join us for this episode of Yes, Brand!
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