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Graham Kentsley

Graham Kentsley

Graham Kentsley is an entrepreneur, entertainment and film producer and philanthropist.

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During this time, Kentsley became the youngest ever licensed entertainment agent in the United Kingdom, booking emerging and established talents including The Rolling Stones, The Zombies, ELO, Argent and also specialising in the booking off top DJ's from the period including Emperor Rosko, Tony Blackburn and DJ's from 208 Radio Luxembourg via his GKE Agency. The GKE agency also looked after Kentsley's own local entertainment brands the iconic "Hello Sailor Discotheque" and the renowned theatrical group of DJ's "The Dirty Dozen". Kentsley achieved regional success as he became a renowned DJ and compère, performing locally and presenting a regular slot on local radio. Subsequent cameos in the role followed in both BBCBBC television series Grange Hill and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. As a presenter and performer he is represented by theatrical agent Johnny Mans, who is known for his close work and association with Buddy Greco, Sir Norman Wisdom and Max Bygraves. Kentsley has frequently performed internationally, often as DJ Premier Cru recently appearing in Volgograd and Moscow Russia (presenting both English and Russian), and has featured on 'Soul revival' and 'Best of British' line-ups.

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In 1977 he established record shop No.1 Records in St AlbansSt Albans, specialising in the importation of 12" vinyls. Kentsley was responsible for the installation of the first satellite TV system in any licensed UK premises (the Aderlaide wine house St Albans), rebroadcasting Richard Branson's channel MusicBox. He later established one of Europe's first satellite radio stations Supergold, receiving a Satellite Television Technology International award for satellite communication innovation in the process.

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In July 2014, Kentsley met with Ambassador of Mongolia to United Kingdom, Tulga Narkhuu at Gibraltar House in AldwychAldwych, London, further establishing his growing diplomatic relationship and advisory role between the two governments. In June 2015, Kentsley appeared on Radio Verulam's Tracks of my Life in a two-part interview outlining his life, career and several influential songs.

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