John Dhali is a rising soul-folk artist from the North West with a uniquely powerful style that has already earned him national airplay on BBC Radio 1 and 2 and support slots with the likes of Frank Turner, Scott Matthews and Lucy Spraggan.
Sunny melodies that ring with the heart-warming familiarity of a Northern soul classic lay fertile ground for stirringly luminous and life affirming lyrics to shine through. A proper listen to the words immediately lets you know that this is not your typical, run of the mill artist blowing the well-worn horn of relationship woes, but someone with a different story to tell. A turbulent past of severe mental health issues, a spiritual awakening, a 180 degree transformation and a love of Hindu philosophy makes for an altogether different songwriting fuel.
John’s character, shown in full force through a strong, original online presence, as well as gloriously uplifting live performances is exactly why he has gained such loyal backing from BBC Introducing Stoke, 2 regional awards for ‘Best Solo Artist’ and a guaranteed crowd of loyal fans at every gig. All this combined with a vocal comparable to Jeff Buckley and a fresh Indie-Folk production makes for a sound that is truly medicine for the soul.
Not backed (through choice) by any label or management, John instead is part of the DIY generation of artists, going the fully independent route and receiving volunteered help from passionate fans who last year helped him Crowdfund £2,500 for a band van!
“We think this man is a future number 1 artist” – Rob Adcock, BBC INTRODUCING Stoke
“His songs are prayers, mantras, lessons to be learnt. I watch in immoveable awe, my cheeks physical aching from my whopping great grin!” – Leah Hamer, REBEL Magazine
‘This is right up my street!’ – Frank Turner
*TOTAL VIDEO VIEWS: 194K*
*TOTAL STREAMS: 71k*
*TOTAL FOLLOWERS ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA: 5.6K*