Dhani Harrison (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 formed his own band, thenewno2, in 2002 and has performed at festivals including Coachella where Spin magazine dubbed their performance as one of the “best debut performances of the festival.” The band also played Lollapalooza three times with Harrison joining the festival’s founder Perry Farrell on a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane” at 2010’s event. In 2017 Harrison released his debut solo album “IN///PARALLEL”. The 2019 film IN///PARALIVE, showcases the live version of his debut solo album and was recorded in the round at the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles. Harrison’s latest single, “Motorways (Erase It)”, was described by Rolling Stone as “a psychedelic track with a robust beat”.In 2013, Harrison launched his career as a composer. Alongside his writing partner Paul Hicks, Harrison scored the Warner Bros. movie Beautiful Creatures. Harrison has gone on to score the music for the TV show Good Girls Revolt, AMC’s The Divide, Seattle Road, Learning to Drive (film), and for the Paul Giamatti-produced show Outsiders. In 2018 Harrison and his writing partner Hicks received a nomination for ‘Best Music Score’ at the International Documentary Association Awards for their work on the Sundance Film Festival Award Winning documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.. Most recently, Harrison wrote and recorded the title song for the Netflix original series Dogs and, along with Paul Hicks, scored the four-part HBO documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed and the Bill Gates Netflix docuseries Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates.
Harrison’s music collaborations span a diverse range of genres that have seen him tour with Eric Clapton, appear on the Wu-Tang Clan track “The Heart Gently Weeps”, and join Pearl Jam live on stage several times over the years. One of Harrison’s notable collaborations was in 2004 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where he appeared alongside Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Prince on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, which was performed to mark the posthumous induction of his father. Harrison guests on the new UNKLE album The Road: Part II/Lost Highway, and also appears on Perry Farrell’s latest solo album, Kind Heaven. Harrison united with his long-time family friend Jeff Lynne when he opened for Jeff Lynne’s ELO on the band’s sold out 2019 North American summer tour.
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.