Dhani Harrison Biography
Dhani Harrison was born on 1 August 1978. He is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and singer-songwriter who is the only child of George and Olivia Harrison.
Harrison debuted as a professional musician assisting in recording his father’s final album, Brainwashed, and completing it with the assistance of Jeff Lynne after his father’s death in November 2001 Harrison formed his own band, thenewno2, in 2002 and has performed at festivals including Coachella where Spin magazine dubbed their performance as one of the “best debut performance of the festival.” The band also played Lollapalooza three times with Harrison joining the festival’s founder Perry Farrell on a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” at 2010’s event.
In 2013, Harrison launched his career as a composer, contributing to the score of the Warner Bros. movie Beautiful Creatures. Harrison has gone on to score the music for the TV show Good Girls Revolt, AMC’s The Divide, Seattle Road, Learning to Drive, and, most recently, for the Paul Giamatti-produced show Outsiders.
Harrison’s music collaborations span a diverse range of genres that have seen him tour with Eric Clapton, appear on the Wu-Tang Clan track “The Heart Gently Weeps”, and join Pearl Jam live on stage several times over the years. One of Harrison’s notable collaborations was in 2004 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where he appeared alongside Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Prince on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, which was performed to mark the posthumous induction of his father.
Harrison is named after the 6th and 7th notes of the Indian music scale, dha and ni. Dhani is also a raga in north Indian classical music. His first name is usually pronounced in English as “Danny.”
Dhani Harrison Age
Dhani Harrison was born on 1 August 1978. He is 40 years old as of 2018.
Dhani Harrison Height
Dhani Harrison is 1.69 meters.
Dhani Harrison Wife|Dhani Harrison Wedding
Dhani Harrison Married his longtime girlfriend Solveig Karadottir, a former model and now a psychologist. The couple married in June 2012, in the Harrison family estate in Henley-on-Thames in Southern England . He issued divorce proceedings against his wife in 2016.
Dhani Harrison Career
After his father’s death in 2001, Harrison, in collaboration with Jeff Lynne, completed his father’s final album, Brainwashed, which was released in 2002 and went on to win a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, in “Marwa Blues”, at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004. Harrison participated in the Concert for George on the first anniversary of his father’s death. The concert was organized by Eric Clapton and featured some of his father’s friends and collaborators, including former Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as Clapton, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Jim Keltner, and Joe Brown.
Harrison played backup acoustic guitar for most of the concert. Before the finale, McCartney relayed to the audience, “Olivia said that with Dhani up on stage, it looks like George stayed young and we all got old”, referencing the physical similarities between father and son. In 2004 Harrison appeared onstage with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, Prince and others for a performance of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” during his father’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In March 2006, Harrison made a guest appearance on Liam Lynch’s Podcast Video Variety Show, Lynchland. They performed a duet that will appear on a Lynch album. He collaborated with Jakob Dylan on the John Lennon song “Gimme Some Truth” for the Lennon tribute album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur, which was released on 12 June 2007. Dhani is credited on two unreleased Traveling Wilburys tracks under the pseudonym Ayrton Wilbury, a tribute to Ayrton Senna.
In April 2006, it was announced that Harrison’s band, thenewno2, had begun recording. The band released a music video, “Choose What You’re Watching”, on its website. thenewno2 features Harrison on lead guitar, synthesiser and vocals and Oli Hecks on drums and synths. He was involved in a re-working of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” entitled “The Heart Gently Weeps”, which was the first single on the Wu-Tang Clan’s album, 8 Diagrams, released in December 2007.
Thenewno2’s debut album, You Are Here, was released online on 11 August 2008 and in stores on 31 March 2009. The song “Yomp” was featured as a downloadable song for the Rock Band series, and “Crazy Tuesday” was featured as one of the 20 free songs that were downloadable with the purchase of Rock Band 2. In August 2010, Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur joined together to form Fistful of Mercy.
In 2013, Harrison was the face of Gap’s fall global campaign, entitled “Back To Blue.” Harrison’s dedication to his father’s musical legacy resulted in a week long run of shows on Conan in September 2014, dedicated to George Harrison, which culminated in a sold out George Fest event at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, which was later released as an album and documentary. He participated in The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles the same year.
Harrison produced George Fest, a live album and concert DVD package documenting The George Fest tribute concert in honor of his father. The tribute was held at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on 28 September 2014. The album and documentary were released on 26 February 2016. In 2017 Harrison announced he would be playing his first-ever solo shows at the Panorama Festival in New York City. Harrison released his first solo album, In Parallel, in October 2017.
Dhani Harrison Albums
- 2008: You Are Here
- 2010: As I Call You Down
- 2012: thefearofmissingout
- 2013: Beautiful Creatures
- 2017: In Parallel
Dhani Harrison Songs
- While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- All About Waiting
- Admiral of Upside Down
- Handle With Care
- All Things Must Pass
- Summertime Police
- Savoy Truffle
- For You Blue
- Naked Laundry
- Let It Down
- Going To The Country
- Crying In The Taxi
- You’re My Faith
- The Sharp Knife
- Is This 1940 Seattle Road?
- Art and the Garden
- Happy Memories
- Funeral by the Bay
- Standing Beside His Ghost
- You and the Stray Cats
- We’re Live, Keep Dancing!
- You Seem Broke
- The Water Gods
- Don’t Dream and Drive!
- Dreams of Dad n’ Baseball
- He Withdraws
- Wedding Night
- Two Souls As One
- Hope, Pain
Dhani Harrison Film Composing
In between working on albums, Harrison along with Paul Hicks began their film composing partnership scoring the 2013 film Beautiful Creatures. In 2014, they scored the film Learning to Drive and the television series The Divide. In 2016, they composed music for the Amazon Video television series Good Girls Revolt and continue scoring the WGN TV series Outsiders.
Dhani Harrison Net Worth
Dhani Harrison net worth is $275 Million.
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Dhani Harrison, the caretaker of dad George Harrison’s legacy, elated to do debut solo album.
Updated on: 23 November 2017
Many parents are filled with pride when their children go to college. But not, apparently, former Beatle George Harrison, who seemed to find the idea of his son earning a degree in industrial design and physics at Brown University to be less than fab.
“My father always wanted me to drop out, or maybe he was just joking,” recalled Dhani Harrison, 39, who performs Monday at the Belly Up in support of “In//Parallel,” his arresting debut solo album. “Whatever he thought, I needed to get my degree.”
That was in 2001, a decade after Dhani (pronounced: Danny) made his concert debut playing guitar alongside his dad and Eric Clapton for an audience of 45,000 in Japan’s Tokyo Dome. But Dhani — who was 6 when he began drumming on the set Ringo Starr gave him, then switched to guitar at 9 — was in no rush to start a music career after college. Instead, he worked as a race car designer for a Formula 1 team (racing being a passion Dhani’s famous father shared).
It was only after his after his dad died at the age of 58 in late 2001 that Dhani turned to music as more than an avid hobby. He and ELO leader Jeff Lynne — a bandmate of the elder Harrison in the Traveling Wilburys — oversaw the completion of 2002’s “Brainwashed,” the posthumously released final album of new music by George.
The same year saw Dhani act as a driving force in the all-star “Concert for George” tribute show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Together with Paul Hicks, his partner in thenewo2 — which is both their band and their multimedia company — he oversaw the re-mastering and release of all of his dad’s solo albums. Dhani did the same with “The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1” and all of the albums that Indian music giant (and former San Diegan) Ravi Shankar made for George’s record label, Dark Horse.
Dhani has released three albums with thenewo2 and scored the music for a variety of films and TV shows. Now, with his 40th birthday looming next year, he’s on tour to support his first solo album. Ten songs strong, “In//Parallel” is a lovingly crafted work that is simultaneously inviting and disorienting, as befits an album that draws from both psychedelia and trip-hop.
Yet, while “In//Parallel” may seem long overdue, Harrison believes it is perfectly timed.
“Creatively, I’ve worked tirelessly on my dad’s catalog, so I think I really wanted to get all my ducks in row with thenewno2 and his catalog first,” Dhani said, speaking from his Los Angeles headquarters.
“So this is a new chapter for me and it’s quite liberating, to be honest. Because I spent so much time scoring other people’s films, I really approached this album very much like a soundtrack.
“Not having to have to do new edits everyday — and not having to do another episode next week or corrections for the producer — its like having all your homework done and having fun after school!”
Dhani laughed when asked how much of an adjustment it is to go from being a member of thenewo2 to being billed as a solo artist under his own name.
“It’s interesting,” he said. “It doesn’t bother me in terms of press and being on stage, because it’s very similar. The only thing I find weird is when people ask: ‘What band are you in? And then you have to say your name!’ ”
He laughed again when asked if he rebelled as a teenager — and how, exactly, would the son of a rock and roll icon rebel?
“My parents were pretty cool,” Dhani replied. “I never needed to get negative attention, as some kids do, and I always did very well in school. But I definitely spent a lot of time — I don’t know if you’d call it rebelling — but doing amateur sports, like rowing.
“I was on the Great Britain rowing squad. For years, I’d get up early and go to the river to row. I think my parents always wondered why I did that! It was more about proving something to myself. Because you don’t get in a squad like that based on your name. It was hard to do and it was a hard-working squad.”
Because he was in no rush to finish his first solo album, Dhani spent an extended period of time working on it. While his musical influences are apparent — Radiohead, Can, Massive Attack, Peter Gabriel, The Beatles at their most heady — so is his ability to mix, match and craft something distinctive of his own.
“It took a really long time and it was a labor of love that I had to do,” he said. “I always wanted my first solo record under my name to be something really well thought out. … It’s like whittling. You whittle it down and then refine everything… So when it was done, it was exactly the way I wanted it.”
Dhani also got valuable feedback from some of his closest musical friends, most notably Traveling Wilbury alum Tom Petty, who died suddenly on Oct. 2 — just 15 days after performing with The Heartbreakers at KAABOO Del Mar.
“He heard the whole album and he was like the biggest cheerleader,” Dhani said.
“He was so into music at any level and he supported young people making music. He was also was like a family member and I’ve known him my whole life. So it’s a tremendous loss and it’s very hard without him.”
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