Arthur Gunn

Birth Day May 18th, 1999
Birth Place Kathmandu , Nepal
Age 25 Years Old

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Arthur Gunn is an aspiring Nepali Musician, Singer, and Songwriter. He is one of the Emerging young talented singers and an upcoming Artist. His original name is Dibesh Pokharel. Arthur Gunn is a stage-name of Dibesh Pokharel. He moved to the USA six years ago and has appeared in the American Idol audition round. He is the first Nepali native to appear in the American Idol platform. If you have watched the audition of Dibesh Pokharel in American Idol, Katy Perry asks the meaning of his name. In reply, he says it means “light”. 

Famous For 

  • He rose to prominence after auditioning for the 18th season of American singing reality show, American Idol.  

Early Life of Arthur Gunn

Arthur Gunn was born in March 1999 in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. His Real Name is  Dibesh Pokharel. Arthur Gunn is a stage-name of Dibesh Pokharel. He holds Nepalese nationality and belongs to the Brahmin Ethnic Group. His birthday falls in March of every year. Recently he celebrated his 21st birthday with his family at his house in Kansas, USA. His upcoming 22nd birthday falls on March 2021. His parent's name is unknown. However, he was born into a well-established family. Arthur grew up singing and received his first guitar as a gift from his mother when he was a kid. He used to sing along with songs on the radio and television when he was younger. He completed his Schooling in Kathmandu.  After then, Arthur moved to Wichita, Kansas, about six years ago, for further studies. Pokharel’s sisters were attending school in Wichita, that's why he too followed them and later on his parents also moved to the US. He was a Talented and Bonafide student during his schooling and he has stated that he passed his SLC Scoring 81%. He is a follower of Hinduism.  

Musical Career of Arthur Gunn 

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. But later he took it seriously mainly as a career. Dibesh Pokharel sings many different kinds of music. But most of the songs he has sung in 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. He has taken singing seriously only a few years ago before that singing was just a hobby for him. He took singing seriously only the year before he came to Wichita. Arthur Gunn released his first album Grahan in 2018 with 8 songs and later went on tour. Dibesh Pokharel has 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”.

The title of his first album refers to “day and night, the sun and the moon.” He says it was important to include Nepali lyrics on the album.

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. Arthur’s following has grown since his appearance on American Idol. Earlier this month, he was reported to have 22,000 YouTube subscribers. That has since grown to over 100,000. As of April 2020, he has able to make 212 thousand youtube subscribers. The singer’s channel features videos of both original music and covers. Since his episode aired, Arthur has posted full versions of his audition songs, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival and “Girl From the North Country” by Bob Dylan in his youtube account. Dibesh Pokharel aka Arthur Gunn Was Invited to Audition In Person By American Idol Judges. To audition in the American Idol show, Pokharel had submitted an online audition last year 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 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. The 20-year-old just laughed along, and it doesn’t look like the suggested gig actually happened.

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.”

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 Nepalese people and won millions of hearts through his mesmerizing performance in the stage of American Idol.

Dibesh Pokharel Is Expected to remain in the competition for long in American Idol. There are many assumptions that Pokharel will remain for longer in the show as he has appeared in a commercial for the show that debuted during the Academy Awards on Sunday and has been in heavy rotation on the network ever since. He was featured in it along with other “American Idol” contestants singing along to Elton John’s classic song “Tiny Dancer.” The commercial was presented as a tribute to a scene from the 2000 film “Almost Famous”.

 The American Idol host, Ryan Seacrest, was merrily driving the bus filled with contestants.  And at the end of the commercial, he says, “These ‘Idol’ hopefuls are almost famous.”

 All three judges of American Idol have highly praised the singing talent of Arthur Gunn. Pokharel was prominently featured in a sneak peek of the season at the starting of the audition video which was released in December 2019. He was able to mesmerize all three judges with his soulful voice. There are plenty of signs that he might be a real player on the new season of the American Idol. Currently, He is practicing his Vocal and learning Music from Professional Musicians of America for the further round and competition of the 18th season of American Idol. We give him a Very Good luck from our side and hope that he will do even better than of now and will win millions of hearts across the world and will make all Nepalese proud through his Singing Talent in coming Days.  

Personal Life of Arthur Gunn 

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.

Body Measurement of Arthur Gunn

Arthur Gunn is a handsome and good looking guy with a well-maintained body physique. There is no genuine information about his height and weight but however, he is predicted to behave a height of 5 feet 9 inches and a weight of around 60 kg. His other body measurements are under review. His hair color is Black And eye color is Dark Brown. 

Net worth of Arthur Gunn 

Arthur Gunn is an Emerging young Talent singer and Upcoming Artist. He hasn't fully professionalized his singing Talent but is in the Road of success to make his career fully commercialized in the coming days. So due to this, his net worth is not available now. However, As of 2020, his available net worth is expected to be $50,000. He has accumulated his income source through his singing Talent and from the Youtube. He currently lives in a house with his family in Wichita, Kansas, USA.  

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