Dhani Harrison Quotes
Dhani Harrison [d?? ?ni] (born 1 August 1978) 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 went on to win Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the track, "Marwa Blues", at the 2004 Grammy Awards. Harrison formed his own band, thenewno2, in 2002 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 2017 Harrison announced he would be playing his first-ever solo shows at the Panorama Festival in NYC.
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Websites are kind of useless. There's so much great web content and design out there, but the ways in which they are being experienced are not being maximized.
The music I want to hear in my head sounds somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Massive Attack. It's not really like my dad, but there will always be similarities because we have the same vocal cords, and I learnt the guitar the way he taught me.
When my dad toured in '91, I think my first gig properly was the Tokyo Dome, 50,000 people indoors. That was pretty scary. I was 12, or 13.
I never really saw my dad around when the Iron Maiden and the AC/DC were playing. But he knew what I was doing. I was just absorbing music. So he just kind of left me to my own devices.
I think guitar-wise, Eric Clapton was a big influence on me. I got to spend time around him. He's kind of strange, mysterious, serious and he always has played such hot guitar.
I think I learned a lot about not buying into a lot of hype. I wanted to be a kind of faceless entity; I didn't want to be Dhani Harrison and the Muppets or something like that.
I was always brutally teased for being George Harrison's son. That was from the age of about four or five, before I even knew who he was. And for seven years people would follow me about school singing 'Yellow Submarine.' I still can't listen to that song to this day.
I did rebel. I was the rebel in my family, because my dad wanted me to go and just travel with him.
I could never just play in a pub in front of four people because I would have had all the press turn up. That way, you don't get to build up naturally. It makes the work feel unnatural, and puts a lot of unnatural pressure on you.
I only discovered electronic music as a teenager and I still love the Prodigy and Massive Attack.
I was very empty after my father passed away. It was an emotional time, as it would be for anyone, but to be in the studio every day was kind of cathartic and healing and it just seemed very natural to continue.
It was a relief to be able to do my own band, because I was very responsible for all this amazing music I didn't want to mess up before.
Being in L.A. is great because there are so many weird people out there, so you can just blend in. I like that.
It's funny, because music is one of those things it is natural to go into. You hear it so much growing up, it kind of permeates you and eventually you spew out some music of your own.