Dibesh Pokharel, better known by his stage name Arthur Gunn, is a rising star who freshly came into limelight by his auditioning in the world popular show, “American Idol”. The mesmerizing singer, was previously renowned among a few numbers of people and recently because of his involvement in the global show, his alluring talent has been highlighted boldly, giving him a lot of love, support, and praise from the all-over fans of American Idol and Arthur himself.
Arthur Gunn Biography
|Name||Arthur Gunn(Stage Name)|
|Birth name||Dibesh Pokharel|
|Birth Year||1999 March|
|Birth Place||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Current Residence||Wichita, Kansas, United States|
About the Astonishing Singer
Dibesh was born and brought up in Kathmandu, Nepal. He did his schooling in Nepal and after completion of his high school, he moved to the United States for further studies about six years ago. Pokharel’s sisters were attending school in Wichita, then he too followed them and later on his parents also moved to the US. In his Facebook profile, he has answered a question about his percentage that he obtained in SLC examinations, which is about 81% showing his versatility in studies as well as in his field of interest.
He doesn’t belong to a musical background family but he finds himself very fortunate to be exposed to musical environments at an early age and grow up around music. John Martyn, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Bukka White, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and John Lee Hooker have been his inspiration since he tasted the sweet taste of music.
Dibesh “God of gods” and Arthur Gunn “Art hole and a gun”
Dibesh is the first native Nepali to appear on the show, American Idol platform. In the show, when he was asked about the meaning of his name by one of the judges of the show, Katy Perry, he replied it simply as “light”. But as per Hinduism, Dibesh is another name for Lord Mahadev giving the meaning to the name as being “lord of lords”. His name seems similar to the other word “Deepesh” which refers to “light”.
Arthur Gunn is his stage name since 2018. He chose this name as it stands for “Art hole Gun”, where “hur” equals to “hole”. Combined, Arthur refers to Nobel and courageous.
Arthur Gunn on International platform of American Idol
When he was a child, he used to sing only as a hobby. His first guitar was gifted to him by his mom. The year before he shifted to America is when he realized he really wanted to do it and continued with it. The 18th season of American Idol premiered on ABC Network on the 16th of February, 2020. He had submitted an online audition to “Idol” last year and was invited to attend the Wichita in-person auditions. He auditioned in front of celebrity judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan and to everyone’s expectation by his performance he made it.
He performed two songs, he first sung “Girl from the North” by Bob Dylan and then sung “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Rod Stewart. Both of his performances absolutely captured the three judges’ hearts. Katy Perry also asked the real name of Dibesh and said “You are possibly Di-besh (The best)” before hearing his singing and after completely being impressed by him she couldn’t stop saying, “He is Di-besh (The Best).” The response he got from the stage of American Idol probably keeps everyone’s hopes and expectations upon him whose heart he has captured by his performance. He’s already made the Nepalese people proud having represented the country’s pride and capability at such a huge international platform. The unique artist will probably take over people’s hearts globally.“I’ve had a little bit of nervousness, but I always believed in my music and believed in myself that I could do it,” is what Dibesh said in one of the interviews of him. He is an inspiration to a lot of people that dedication and self-believe can achieve what you want.
Arthur Gunn musical journey
Gunn sings a great variety of music and his influences are numerous. Before reaching the stage of American Idol Dibesh Pokharel had performed in several pubs and bars of Kathmandu and Pokhara. He started this YouTube channel in July 2017 by his stage name “Aurthur Gunn” uploading a cover song of “Wish I Knew You” by “The Revivalists”. He has also performed some covers of American rock songs on his YouTube channel. He also has released an album with 8 songs in Nepali in 2018 named “Grahan” written by himself. He has received 864k views in his Nepali song “Nyano Ghar” of the “Grahan” album. He has also released three singles in 2019, including “Ma,” “Khoj” and “Karnali (The River)”. His songs are mostly influenced by the people around him. His Nepali song, Nyano Ghar, is inspired by the person whom he loved and knew a long time ago. Another song Maan is also inspired by the perspective of other people about love.
He’s such a creative and talented person as can be known through his experiences and achievements until now. He’s spreading a message among learners that we can be easily motivated and influenced by small matters around us if we take it positively and also what suits us best is something we should always carry along with us. His journey to American Idol is successful and let him live his dream is what we wish him for the deepest core of our heart.
Arthur Gunn’s American Idol Journey
After his audition, he got selected to go to Hollywood. In his next performance, he sang “Hard to Handle” by Otis Redding and The Black Crowes. His performance had the judges begging for more.
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- Twitter: @ArthurGunn122
- Youtube: Arthur Gunn [Official]