Arthur Gunn (Dibesh Pokharel) Biography (Who is Arthur Gunn?):
Arthur Gunn is an aspiring Nepali singer, songwriter, and musician. His real name is Dibesh Pokharel and Arthur Gunn is his stage name. He is one of the Emerging young talented singers and an upcoming artist who came to national attention in 2020 as the runner-up finalist on the eighteenth season of the singing reality show American Idol.
He has sung dozen of original songs and cover songs, all songs available on his own official youtube channel and social networks. Now he has more than 500k Youtube subscribers, thousands of fans and followers on social networks, and millions of fans and well-wishers all over the world.
|Stage Name||Arthur Gunn|
|Real Name||Dibesh Pokharel|
|Date of Birth||October 24, 1997|
|Age||25 years |
|Current Residence||Wichita, Kansas USA|
|Height||5 Feet 10 Inches|
|School||High School, KTM, Nepal|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter & Musician|
|Genres||Pop rock, folk-rock, country|
|Hubby||Traveling and Singing|
What is Arthur Gunn Famous For?
Arthur Gunn is a renowned Nepalese singer, songwriter, and musician. He officially started singing in 2012/2013. He has sung so many original and cover songs. But he rose to prominence after auditioning for the 18th season of the American singing reality show, American Idol. And after being selected for American Idol, people all over the world started recognizing him.
He is the first Nepali to participate in the American Idol and he is the first runner-up of the American Idol Season-18th.
Early Life and Education:
Arthur Gunn (Dibesh Pokharel) was born on October 24, 1997, in Kathmandu capital of Nepal. His family members are 7, parents Datram and Maiya, including four sisters. His family was not musical, although he was exposed to music at an early age and grew up with it in his life. As a child, he sang and played small guitars. From the age of two, he would blend songs together while playing his guitar.
His family emigrated to Wichita, Kansas around 2008 when he was eleven but he remained and finished school. After graduating high school in Kathmandu in 2014, he also immigrated to Wichita, Kansas. He did the rest of the study in the U.S.
Arthur Gunn Career in Music:
He used to play instruments and sing songs from an early age. Before his approach to America and American Idol, he used to sing in pubs and coffee houses in Nepal. More often he sang during gatherings of friends for entertainment and as a source of fun and hobby. He took singing seriously only the year before he came to Wichita.
He released his first album Grahan in 2018 with 8 songs and later went on tour. Dibesh Pokharel has had a stage name called Arthur Gunn since the release of his first album “Grahan” in 2018. He chose Arthur Gunn’s name as “Art Hole Gunn”.
The word Hur means Hole in Biblical language and the word Arthur actually means noble and courageous. He chose Arthur Gunn just because he found it interesting as he saw the word as the combination of “Art hole and a gun”.
Later, Arthur released three more singles called “Ma,” “Khoj” and “Karnali (The River)” all in 2019. His “Nyano Ghar” is one of the hits from his album. Dibesh Pokharel sings many different kinds of music. But most of the songs he has sung on his YouTube channel are acoustic rock sounds. His inspirations are too numerous to name.
The inspiration for Dibesh Pokharel includes John Martyn, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Bukka White, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, and John Lee Hooker.
Arthur Gunn American Idol Journey:
His first experience with American Idol was watching the U.S. version online while growing up, he also learned English in Nepal. He says “I got my first guitar from my mom and then I started singing along to any song I could hear on the radio, TVs, you know. That’s when the dream started.”
He submitted an audition online for American Idol (AI) in 2019 and was invited to attend the Wichita in-person auditions, which attracted a big crowd to Century II. The whole experience has been pretty wild, Gunn said in an interview.
In the audition rounds, he sang “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival and “Girl From the North Country” by Bob Dylan. Arthur has posted full versions of his audition songs on his official Youtube Channel.
In his First Audition, Katy Perry also asked the real name of Dibesh and pronounced it as Di-besh and said, “You are possibly Di-besh (The best)” before hearing his singing and after hearing his singing talent, she couldn’t stop saying, “He is Di-besh (The Best)”. Arthur wowed the judges during his audition on American Idol earlier this month. They obviously voted to give him a golden ticket and send him to Hollywood. But Luke Bryan had another offer for the singer.
“You wanna open for me in Detroit, Michigan, in two weeks?” Luke asked Arthur. Lionel Richie was also so impressed that he stood from his chair and went to Arthur Gunn and said, “you have no idea what this journey is gonna be for you.”
Taping was suspended after the Top Twenty were selected, and the contestants sent home, due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. For the rest of the season, the show filmed all the on-air talent from their homes. In May 2020 Gunn became the first Nepali-born contestant in the Top Ten on the show; he performed a reggae version of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” for the show’s theme of evoking songs of home.
From these reactions of judges, we can assume how largely popular Dibesh Pokharel is going to be in the USA and all over the world. He is now already a hero for the Nepalese people and won millions of hearts through his mesmerizing performance on the stage of American Idol.
Now he is the first runner-up in the American Idol season 18. This is the first time in history that he has participated in the American Idol and succeeded in becoming the first runner-up. The American Idol Season 18 title was won by Just Sam.
Arthur Gunn Girlfriend and Love Affairs:
At the time of writing Arthur Gunn is an unmarried man. He is currently single. There is no genuine information about his past relationship. It seems that the Young emerging talent hasn’t revealed much about his personal life and love affairs.
Arthur Gunn Songs and Album:
- Pralaya ‘A’
- Pralaya ‘B’
- Nyano Ghar
- Hamro Din
- Samundra Paari
- Aakash Ko Pari
- Ek Yatra
- Jalai Mai
Arthur Gunn Social Links:
- Arthur Gunn Youtube Channel
- Arthur Gunn Facebook Personal Account
- Arthur Gunn Facebook Account
- Arthur Gunn Instagram Account
- Arthur Gunn Twitter Account