Dhani Harrison Biography
Dhani Harrison was born on 1st August 1978 in Windsor, Berkshire, England. He is a British multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and singer-songwriter who is the only child of George and Olivia Harrison.
Dhani Harrison Education Background
Dhani Harrison attended Dolphin School near Twyford, a Montessori method school, followed by Badgemore Primary School, Henley-On-Thames. He later attended Shiplake College, also near Henley, where he enrolled in the Combined Cadet Force.
He has a Bachelors degree in industrial design and physics from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
Dhani Harrison Career
In 2001 after the death of his father, George Harrison, Dhani Harrison collaborated with Jeff Lynne to complete his father’s final album, Brainwashed, which was released in 2002. and went on to win a Grammy at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004.
In 2002 he formed his own band, thenewno2 and has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious 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 Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” at 2010’s event.
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.
On 11th August 2008 they released their debut album ‘You Are Here’ online and in stores on 31 March 2009.In August 2010, Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur joined together to form Fistful of Mercy.
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.
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 Video Game
He collaborated in the development of The Beatles: Rock Band, a music video game released on 9 September 2009 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii gaming platforms. He was instrumental in the creation of the game and urged McCartney and Starr to participate.
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Harrison told the Chicago Tribune in an interview that he is “working on Rock Band 3 and making the controllers more real so people can actually learn how to play music while playing the game”.
Dhani Harrison Wife
Dhani Harrison married to Solveig ‘Sola’ Karadottir in 2012 but on 18th November 2016 they announced their separation citing irreconciliable differences.