Dibesh Pokharel is a Nepalese-American singer-songwriter known by Stage Name ‘Arthur Gunn’. He was born on October 24, 1997. His age is 23 years old and his height is 5 feet 7 inches (1.71m). He rose to fame after he participated in American Idol Season 18 in 2020. He is the son of father ‘Dataram Pokharel’ and Mother ‘Maiya Pokharel’.
|Full Name||Dibesh Pokharel|
|Stage name||Arthur Gunn|
|Date of birth||October 24, 1997|
|Current Residence||Wichitia, Kansas, USA|
|Debut Album||Grahan 2018|
|Known for||American Idol 2020|
|Height||5 feet 7 inch (1.71m)|
Childhood and Education
Dibesh Pokharel was born and raised in Kathmandu Nepal by his parents. He completed SLC level education with Distinction marks (81%). He studied high school education from “Yes College of Management, New-Baneshwor, Kathmandu. And his under-graduate education is from ‘Butler Community College’ in Kansans, USA.
Dibesh Pokharel’s parents emigrated to the USA back in 2008. However, Arthur Gunn remained here and joined his parents in 2014. In the USA he studies at ‘Butler Community College’ in Kansas. His family consists of six members including his parents and four sisters: Rubi Pokharel, Rupa Pokharel, Supriya Pokharel, and Komal Pokharel.
Dibesh Pokharel Career
Dibesh Pokharel played guitar gifted by his mother in his childhood. Although his family was not musical, he was into it from very young as. He started singing in Pubs and Restaurants in America and loved to sing with his friends. Moreover, he was seriously into music from 2012. He is influenced by ‘Bluegrass’ and ‘country music’. And considers Nick Drake, John Martyn, Bob Dylan as a source of inspiration.
His debut Album (First Album) is ‘Grahan’ released in the year 2018. It has 8 songs including the love song “Nyano Ghar”, released in early 2018. Similarly, his second Album has 3 songs with ‘Khoj’ released in December 2019. This has popular songs including “Khoj”, meaning search in English.
All his songs are uploaded on his YouTube Channel, named Arthur Gunn, which has 250K subscribers (as of May 4, 2020). He started this channel in July 2017.
Dibesh Pokharel won the first runner of American Idol
He got more than 37 million votes for his selection up to the top 10 of AI. The show was on aired from home due to the Pandemic of Covid-19.
- For Online audition, he sent “Eddy’s Song“ and was invited for Audition Round.
- In the Audition round, he sang “Girl from the North Country“ and judges told him to sing another song. So he chooses “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”. In this round, all the judges were highly impressed. So Bryan invited Arthur to do an opening at his concert. Katy Perry told him, “He is Di-besh (The Best)”. Similarly, Lionel Richie said, “you have no idea what this journey is gonna be for you.”
- In Hollywood week he presented two songs “Hard to Handle” and “The Chain” (1977). He duets with Amber Fiedler.
- In Top 40 Showcase round in Kapolei, Hawaii, he sang the song named “Is This Love?”
- While in Top 20 round he sang the song “Lovin’ Machine”
- When he made it into the top 10, he sang the song ”Homeward Bound” “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
Dibesh Pokharel Girlfriend
Dibesh Pokharel’s girlfriend is not disclosed to the media. He never mentioned his girlfriend. However, he may be single till the date.
What is the meaning of Arthur Gunn?
Arthur Gunn is made up of (Art+Hur+Gunn). Art means creative activity. Hur means hole. Combining two Arthur means Courageous Person. Gunn means Gun, a weapon.
Dibesh Pokharel Social Links
Dibesh Pokharel is active in Social networking sites. His Facebook, Instagram and YouTube Channel are: