Dibesh Pokharel is a Nepalese-American singer-songwriter known by Stage Name ‘Arthur Gunn’. He was born on October 24, 1997. His age is 22 years old (as of 2020) and his height is 5 feet 7 inch (1.71m). He rose to fame after he participated in American Idol Season 18 in 2020. He is 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
Arthur Gunn 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.
Arthur Gunn parents emigrated to USA back in 2008. However, Arthur Gunn remained here and joined his parents in 2014. In USA he studies at ‘Butler Community College’ in Kansas. His family consists of six member including his parents and four sisters: Rubi Pokharel , Rupa Pokharel, Supriya Pokharel and Komal Pokharel.
Arthur Gunn Career
Arthur Gunn played guitar gifted by his mother at 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 source of inspiration.
His debut Album (First Album) is ‘Grahan’ released in year 2018. It has 8 songs including 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.
Arthur Gunn won the first runner of American Idol
He got more than 37 million votes for his selection uptp top 10 of AI. The show was on aired from home due to Pandemic of Covid-19.
- For Online audition he sent “Eddy’s Song“ and was invited for Audition Round.
- In Audition round he sang “Girl from the North Country“ and judges told him to sing another song. So he choose “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”. In this round all the judges were highly impressed. So Bryan invited Arthur to do an opening in 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 duet 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”
Arthur Gunn Girlfriend
Arthur Gunn girlfriend is not disclosed to the media. He never mentioned about 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: