Harvey is a world-famous music mogul and visionary producer and promoter of rock concerts, Charity events and television broadcasts. He has produced, managed and promoted shows with most of the world’s major artists. He has worked with, among others; Andrea Bocelli, Muse (band), Genesis, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Luciano Pavarotti, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, Bee Gees, Jools Holland, Sting, and many other.
Harvey Goldsmith CBE started out as a pharmacy student in Brighton where he founded Club 66, a successful weekly student live music venue and organised larger events at the Brighton Metropole. By the end of that decade Goldsmith had created rock music events, such as the Crystal Palace Garden Parties. A decade later the concerts had moved to larger Stadiums and he had established Wembley Stadium as a major venue for the top artists of the world.
In 1985, Goldsmith organised Live Aid with Bob Geldof which became a £140 million fundraising venture within ten weeks. Live Aid was the first ever “Global Juke Box” featuring two simultaneous concerts, at Wembley Stadium in the UK and JFK Stadium in the US, with over sixty countries showing the seventeen-hour event live on television.
Following the success of Live Aid Goldsmith became involved with concerts in aid of Human Rights, including a worldwide Amnesty Tour. He joined the The Prince’s Trust in 1982 and produced the first Princes Trust Rock Gala. Goldsmith then became a member of the The Prince’s Trust Board and Vice Chairman of Prince’s Trust Trading Ltd.
The name Harvey Goldsmith has become synonymous with The Prince’s Trust. Created by HRH The Prince of Wales to help the underprivileged youth of the UK it is famous for The Prince’s Trust Rock Galas which started in 1986 and has included such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Elton John, Tina Turner. In 1993 Harvey was made Vice Chairman of the Prince’s Trust Management Board.
In 1994 Harvey Goldsmith started to work with Cirque du Soleil. This has been one of most successful shows to perform in the UK, returning to London’s Royal Albert Hall on a regular basis.
In January 2006 Harvey was awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Minister of Culture, he presented the dance spectacular The Merchants of Bollywood, the first ever Bollywood production to tour straight from Film City in Mumbai.
During early 2007 he appeared on the Channel 4 programme Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith. In October the same year he promoted a reunion concert for surviving members of Led Zeppelin in memory of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegün, which was held at The O2 Arena.
Goldsmith was awarded a VIP Classic Rock and Roll of Honour Award in 2008, for his contributions in the music and humanitarian spheres. He is currently working as a consultant for Anschutz Entertainment Group spearheading development of a new permanent exhibit called the British Music Experience which opened during the Spring of 2009 in The O2 Arena in London.
In 2009 Goldsmith became manager for the rock guitarist Jeff Beck.
As one of the most respected performing arts promoters, Harvey Goldsmith is in demand as an after dinner speaker and event host.