Sir Ari Gold is a native New Yorker, a Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist, Independent Music Award Winner, 3x Outmusic winner, “Visionary Award” recipient by the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts, USA Songwriting Competition Grand Prize Winner, & was knighted by the Imperial Court of New York. Ari’s music has been heard on hit TV shows Scrubs and Cougar Town. He has been featured on VH-1, MTV, BBC, Top Of The Pops, Bravo and LOGO w/ more #1 Videos than any other artist. He’s received critical acclaim in People Magazine, Vibe, W, V, New York Magazine, Perez Hilton, HuffPo, Advocate & OUT100 and has been noted by legends Whoopi Goldberg, Boy George and Clive Davis. Ari has acted in plays by Tony nominated Colman Domingo and in RuPaul's cult film Starrbooty and has headlined concerts in Europe, Canada, and in over 40 states including his hometown NYC at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub and Summerstage. As a child vocalist he has sung on over 400 TV and radio jingles, voiced characters for Jem and the Holograms, Cabbage Patch Kids and sang on Diana Ross record Swept Away. He can be seen paying tribute to one of his idols George Michael in the “Too Funky” remake with Peppermint and the stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9. His 5th studio album Soundtrack To Freedom is, released under the collective #GoldNation with three new music videos and pays tribute to dance music as the defining soundtrack of LGBTQ liberation. Ari is currently performing #DanceToFreedom and with support of Dixon Place and New York Theater Workshop has been developing his autobiographical musical POP OUT: The Musical Memoir of America’s First Gay Pop Star.
“This out dance pop artist packs born-this-way swagger...a synthful standout.”
"Steeped in sticky pop melodies, sing along hooks and butt shakin' funk rhythms...solid radio ready material."
"a pop sensation, wowing the local music scene."
"Beyond the clever content of the songs, Gold performs with equal parts of sly, finger-snappin' sass and earthy R&B finesse...the crisp yet fleshy sound of a platinum-selling recording." - Larry Flick
"How many openly gay pop artists are there on the scene who actually come out early in their careers? Not many, and that's certainly what makes Ari Gold stand out from the pack. Gold specializes in R&B-electro-dance sounds that are a pleasant surprise given the fact that the music is laid-back and not of the hyper variety, And unlike quite a few similarly styled artists who simply revisit the same old subject matter in their lyrics, Gold's lyrics run the gamut from gay relationships to human rights and even drug addiction . Gold certainly deserves credit for tackling lyrical subjects usually not linked with dance-pop, which he boldly does."
"Ari's personal lyrics attest to the battles he's been through…he writes from the heart" - Clive Davis
"He has a luscious voice and writes melodic tunes with the right bump and grind...Ari Gold is a star!" -Boy George
“Ari is doing for pop music what Obama did for the presidency.” - Whoopi Goldberg
"Brilliant!" - RuPaul
"Make Music" Directed by Chris Semertzsidis and Jono Freedrix from Soundtrack To Freedom by GoldNation
For Huffington Post 2013
For NewNowNext 2018
For Daily Beast 2011
For The Advocate 2006
The Daily Beast 2012