Graham Gold (born 5 July 1954) is a British DJ. Gold is primarily known as a DJ whose sets were broadcast live Friday nights on Kiss (UK radio station) and distributed on the Universal Music TV label. These weekly live broadcasts were considered revolutionary in the industry.
Gold’s popular weekly show played a major role in Kiss FM growing into a radio powerhouse. Gold was ranked No. 83 by Dash Berlin in Dash’s “Most Popular DJs in the World of All Time
At age 15 Gold started as a DJ at a mobile disco with friend named Duncan Uren, called the Funky Road Show. In 1975 Gold opened a night club, called Champers located at the Railway Hotel in Greenford. In Gold 1978 joined Royalty team in Southgate, London and also worked as a DJ on Southgate, London hospital’s radio station. From 1980 to 1989 Gold worked as a DJ at Gullivers located in Mayfair. Gold was also a DJ on JFM, which was part of Pirate radio in the United Kingdom and also played Radio London Soul Night Out.
KISS FM years
On 1 September 1990 Kiss (UK radio station) went on air and Gold played his first show on the station on launch day. Gold was assigned the breakfast show and chart show In 1993 when Judge Jules and Danny Rampling left for BBC Radio 1, Gold inherited their show and began his run at what later became the famous Friday night show. Gold’s weekly shows would end on KISS FM in 2003.
Rise to fame as DJ
In 1993 Peach nightclub was opened at Camden Palace Theatre by Kiss (UK radio station) owners, and Gold was hired to DJ at the nightclub and also be the front-man.[ Peach and Kiss provided the platform that would launch him internationally, and eventually Gold was 8 times listed in DJ Magazine‘s Top 100 Poll and sold 700,000 albums, 7 of which gold. Gold has played at Glastonbury Festival, Homelands, Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, Passion, Slinky, Impulz, Earthdance, World Electronic Music Festival, Summadayze, Pacha Group, Es Paradis, Ku (now called Privilege Ibiza), Full Moon Party, and Street Parade
Gold’s residency at Peach would end in 2004 when Camden Palace Theatre was purchased by Oliver Bengough who terminated Peach’s lease, and thereby ending Gold’s 11-year run as its DJ and front-man. On 4 May 2014, Gold headlined the Peach Camden Palace Reunion, which was held at Camden Palace Theatre.
Commercial and TV endeavours
In addition to working both as a live and radio DJ, Gold also works as a commercial voice over artist and has done work for ITV (TV network), BBC, and Sky Television. Gold in 1995 also ran a dance record label, also called Peach, for Pete Waterman. Gold was also a presenter on the ITV (TV network) show called BPM.
Residency in Thailand
Gold presently lives in Koh Phangnan Thailand. Gold plays regularly at various venues in Thailand, including the Full Moon Party, CULTUREONE in Bangkok, and globally. Gold also has a regular radio program called TRANCEDAYZE, which is syndicated by various radio programs. Gold plays Koh Pha Ngan at various venues including Merkaba Beach Club, located on Koh Pha Ngan.