John Dhali (23) is an Indie Soul artist with a fiery presence, a rare depth of understanding and a songwriting maturity ahead of his years.
With previous radio play on BBC Radio 1 (Huw Stephens) & BBC Radio 2 (Jo Wiley & Dermont O’Leary) we hope to continue to give John's music the exposure it deserves.
Musical Influences come in all shapes and sizes, including John Lennon, Bob Marley, Jeff Buckley, Nina Simone, The Waterboys, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Radiohead, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Jimi Hendrix. The real fuel behind Dhali’s songs however, is found in his own personal story of transformation and his love of Hindu philosophy.
Hearing his music for the first time has been likened to 'welcoming an old friend', instantly familiar melodies, profound lyricism and a soaring vocal combine to form a magical musical medicine for the soul.
Consistently leaving audiences inspired and uplifted, John has gigged extensively in his beloved Northwest and further afield, even reaching as far as India and Thailand to share his music! His live performance is truly captivating - full of passion and honesty with a soulfulness that somehow finds its way into the deepest reaches of your being.
2017 proved to be a big year for John, seeing the release of his previous single ‘ONLY ONE’ receiving critical acclaim from across the UK. The track, a joyous number, twinned with a bold music video of John himself dancing freely inside the grey walls of Manchester's Piccadilly Station, has been met with huge popularity and earned John yet another regional award, to signing a record deal with ‘Kidda Records’ and releasing the incredible single ‘HERE’ alongside the beautiful ballad ‘TASTE’.
‘’John’s music is right up my street!’’ - FRANK TURNER
"We think this man is a future number one artist" - Rob Adcock, BBC INTRODUCING STOKE
"His songs are prayers, mantras, lessons to be learnt. I watch with immovable awe, my cheeks physically aching from my whopping great grin" - Leah Hamer, REBEL MAGAZINE