Dhani Harrison
British musician
Dhani Harrison
Dhani Harrison is an English musician and the son of the Beatles lead guitarist George Harrison 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 2006. Harrison's first name is pronounced similarly to the name Danny but with an aspirated 'd'.
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The Quiet Beatle's Long Shadow: Dhani Harrison On Sharing His Dad With The World
NPR - about 1 year
"The studio was directly below my bedroom, so my floor has rattled my whole life." Dhani Harrison speaks with Eric Westervelt about George Fest, an all-star tribute to his father's music.
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Scott Thill: Who Is thenewno2? Dhani Harrison's All-Star Soundtracker
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Taking its number from the rotating oppressor of Patrick McGoohan's immortal '60s psy-fi TV series The Prisoner, multimedia collective thenewno2 is busy fleshing out its film bona fides, lately with a swamptronic soundtrack for Hollywood's newest gothsoap Beautiful Creatures, based on the supernatural young-adult novel series from Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Thenewno2 hopes it's what Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca called "the beginning of a beautiful friendship," perhaps leading to stranger sonic trips into cinema. "I'm a big fan of the Marvel Universe, so I'm really intrigued by some of the films they're planning," said thenewno2's architect Dhani Harrison, son of the late, great George, after being asked about his dream soundtracking gig. "Especially Doctor Strange, who was always one of my favorites. He's something of a multidimensional, mystical yogi, so I could really see myself soundtracking something like that. Now that Beautiful Creatures is done, we're goin ...
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Thenewno2, 'Never Too Late' - Song Premiere
Rolling Stone - about 4 years
As young Dhani Harrison tagged along with his father George Abbey Road Studios became a constant presence in his life But although Harrison has long been familiar with the legendary studio he had never recorded there So when his group thenewno2 were tapped to score Beautiful Creatures Harrison and bandmates...
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KCRW Presents: thenewno2
NPR - over 4 years
Dhani Harrison formed thenewno2 in the period that followed the passing of his father, George. Joining KCRW for a special session at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio, Harrison gives a flawless and ultimately uplifting performance of "Staring Out To Sea" from thenewno2's thefearofmissingout. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Song Premiere: thenewno2, 'Make It Home'
Rolling Stone - almost 5 years
Click to listen to thenewno2's 'Make It Home' Thenewno2 have a busy summer ahead of them On July 31st the London-based alternative act led by Beatles heir Dhani Harrison will release their second album thefearofmissingout via HOT Records Ltd The following week the band will take the stage at Lollapalooza 2012...
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George Harrison Review: 'Early Takes' Puts a Gorgeous, Stripped-Down Spin on 'All Things'
The Wrap - almost 5 years
Back in 2003, the surviving Beatles authorized the release of “Let It Be … Naked,” an album of remixes that stripped away the most outlandish production flourishes producer Phil Spector had added to the original “Let It Be” album in 1970. In a way, the new George Harrison release “Early Takes, Volume 1” does the same thing for the former Beatle's Spector-produced 1970 solo debut, “All Things Must Pass,” as, among other selections, it offers up six songs from that landmark effort in completely unvarnished form. All things must pass -- even Spector's Wall of Sound, right? There are differences between “Early Takes” and “Let It Be… Naked,” of course. The 10 tracks here are all demos or early takes of songs that were re-recorded later, not stripped-down mixes of the release versions. Also, Spector's mammoth production on “All Things Must Pass” was actually welcomed and acclaimed, unlike the arguable hostile takeover he did on “Let It Be.” Still, even if these classic songs di ...
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Beatles children forming band?
The Express Tribune Blogs - almost 5 years
LOS ANGELES:  James McCartney, son of Beatles singer Paul McCartney said in an interview with the BBC that a new generation of The Beatles could be on the horizon. The 34-year-old musician, who is following his famous father’s footsteps into the industry, said that forming a band with fellow Beatles children Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon), Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison) and Zak and Jason Starkey (Ringo Starr’s sons) was not out of the question. “I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do. However, Jason might want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it,” said James. The Beatles, who hailed from Liverpool, England, became one of the best-selling bands in the world in the 1960s, triggering a wave of Beatlemania for hits like “Love Me Do”, “Yellow Submarine” and “Let it Be”. They split in a bitter breakup in the early 1970s and went on to have solo careers. The younger McCartney is cur ...
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Meet The (Junior) Beatles
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
Of all the talents one would hope Sir Paul McCartney would bequeath to his children, the ability to make a vaguely optimistic news story about the reformation of the Beatles would not be the primary one the world is waiting for, However, his son James, who is now a working musician in his own right, has apparently inherited the old man’s knack for sunny-side-up plan-making, telling BBC News that he would consider forming a group with the sons of his dad’s old workmates. A junior Beatles, if you like. He said: “I don’t think it’s something that Zak [Starkey] wants to do. Maybe Jason [Starkey, a drummer like his dad and brother] would want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean [Lennon] seemed to be into it, Dhani [Harrison] seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it. Now, it’s important to state at this point that this was just a cheeky idea BBC News had, which James obligingly took seriously, but hang on… “Sean and Dhani SEEMED to be into it”? “SEEMED”? Had this been seriously consi ...
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Beatles offspring could form next generation band
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
(Reuters) - Could Beatlemania see a revival through the offspring of the Fab Four? James McCartney, son of Beatles singer Paul McCartney, said a new generation of The Beatles could be on the horizon, in an interview with the BBC published on its website on Monday. The 34-year-old musician, who is following his famous father's footsteps into the industry, said that forming a band with fellow Beatles children Sean Lennon (son of John Lennon), Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison) and Zak and Jason Starkey (Ringo Starr's sons) was not out of the question. ...
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Thenewno2: "Mr. President" f. RZA, Crisis & Sir Eyes - Prefixmag
Google News - over 5 years
RZA and Dhani Harrison are clearly BFFs now: After helping RZA chop up "While My Heart Gently Weeps" on 8 Diagrams, Harrison (son of Beatle George) has RZA lending a few bars to a new single by his band Thenewno2. Called "Mr. President," it features
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Scorsese Documents George Harrison's Material World - Wired News (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The late, great Harrison's surviving wife Olivia — mother of The Prisoner disciple and The Beatles: Rock Band evangelist Dhani Harrison, as well as the prime mover behind The Beatles' mind-wiping Love collaboration with Cirque du Soleil — is also
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Scorsese, Demme and Crowe music docs play fall film fests - The Independent
Google News - over 5 years
... to The Beatles and the influence of India on his songwriting, Scorsese's film features interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, producer George Martin, Monty Python's Eric Idle, Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, George's son,
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Ben Harper to play Marymoor Park - The Seattle Times
Google News - over 5 years
A year ago, Harper, Dhani Harrison (son of George Harrison) and Joseph Arthur, composing the new group Fistful of Mercy, made their public debut at Easy Street Records in West Seattle, causing much excitement. Speaking to The Seattle Times in 1997,
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Joseph Arthur On World Cafe - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
In the past year, the prolific singer-songwriter has released two albums: Fistful of Mercy, a collaboration with Ben Harper and Dhani Harrison, and The Graduation Ceremony, a solo record. Today's performances are from a recent concert at World Cafe
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Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur paints while he performs onstage - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
On the side, Arthur is a member in good standing of the supergroup Fistful of Mercy, which also includes Dhani Harrison (son of the late George Harrison) and Ben Harper. Their debut album, "As I Call You Down," came out last year
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
Musician Dhani Harrison is 33. (Born 1978) He's the son of the late Beatle George Harrison. Explorer William Clark. (Born 1770) He was half of the Lewis and Clark Expedition team. Poet, attorney Francis Scott Key. (Born 1779) He wrote the United
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dhani Harrison
  • 2016
    Age 37
    With the announcement of Eric Clapton's studio album I Still Do on 18 February 2016, it was reported by the press that George Harrison might posthumously appear on the album, since "Angelo Mysterioso", Harrison's former pseudonym was credited with the album.
    More Details Hide Details When Clapton confirmed Harrison would not be part of the album, the press speculated Dhani Harrison might appear playing and singing on the album. However, this was not confirmed. In between working on albums, Harrison along with Paul Hicks (musician) began their film composing partnership scoring the 2013 film Beautiful Creatures. In 2014 they scored the film Learning to Drive. as well as the TV series The Divide. They are currently scoring the WGN TV series Outsiders (TV series).
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In 2014 Harrison participated in The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    Harrison married long-time girlfriend Solveig 'Sola' Karadottir in June 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Sola's father is Kári Stefánsson, co-founder of deCODE Genetics. Harrison 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. When asked about the game production Dhani stated, "I took the project to Apple and sort of convinced everybody to have a presentation. My job description is... being enthusiastic. We've been working on it for the past two years. This is the first one that is going to be totally, historically accurate. It's been a real headache, but it's been the most enjoyable work I've done in my life."
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In August 2010, Dhani Harrison, Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur joined together to form Fistful of Mercy.
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  • 2009
    Age 30
    To promote the game's release, he appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on 8 September 2009 and at the end of the show they played "Birthday" with Dhani on drums, Conan O'Brien on bass, and Aaron Bleyaert and Mark Pender on guitar.
    More Details Hide Details 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".
    On 14 April 2009, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce posthumously awarded George Harrison a star on the Walk of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details After Olivia Harrison gave a short speech about her late husband, Dhani Harrison uttered the "Hare Krishna" mantra.
  • 2007
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    He also contributed to the 2007 EP by Heather Porcaro and the Heartstring Symphony, Rooney's 2007 CD Calling the World.
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  • 2006
    Age 27
    In April 2006, it was announced that Harrison's band, thenewno2, had begun recording.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    In March 2006, Harrison made a guest appearance on Liam Lynch's Podcast Video Variety Show, Lynchland.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
    Harrison is an alumnus of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, where he studied visual arts, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree. After graduating in 2001, Harrison pursued a career as an aerodynamicist before deciding to follow in his father's footsteps as a professional musician.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Harrison formed his own band, thenewno2, in 2006. 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." Harrison grew up with his parents in Henley-on-Thames, in Friar Park, the estate on which his father had lived since 1970. His mother, Olivia Harrison, is Mexican making Dhani also Mexican. One of Harrison's earliest memories, from the age of six, is receiving a drumming lesson from his father's friend and bandmate, "Uncle" Ringo Starr. He recalled that before the lesson, he had been an avid drummer. However, when Starr began to play, the loud noise frightened him so much that he ran out of the room screaming and never used his drum kit again.
  • 1978
    Born on August 1, 1978.
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