Dhani Harrison Biography, Wife, Children, Height

Dhani Harrison is a British singer, musician, composer, and songwriter. He is the only son of the late George Harrison, a member of the iconic band The Beatles, and Olivia Harrison. Dhani’s musical journey began later in life, transitioning from a career in industrial design at McLaren Automotive after his father’s passing in 2001.

After Dhani Harrison released his debut EP EP001 as part of Thenewno2, a project with Oliver Hecks, they went on to release one more EP and three albums together.

Alongside their 2008 debut “You Are Here” and “TheFearOfMissingOut” in 2012, the 2013 release “Beautiful Creatures” marked Harrison’s first film score for the Richard LaGravenese film of the same name.

Harrison has been actively involved in composing music for television and film throughout most of his career. He played a role in developing The Beatles: Rock Band video game in 2009.

In 2018, he scored the Sundance Award-winning documentary “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.,” portraying the success of rapper and producer M.I.A.

Additionally, he contributed scores for the 2017 documentary on artist Shepard Fairey, “Obey Giant,” the HBO docuseries “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” and the Showtime sitcom “White Famous,” among other projects.

Read on to see details about his net worth and investments here.

Profile Summary

Real Name/Full Name:Dhani Harrison
Age:47 years old
Birth Date:1 August 1978
Birth Place:Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Height:1.69 M
Weight:77 Kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:In a relationship
Ex-wifeSolveig ‘Sola’ Káradóttir (m, 2012; div, 2016)
GirlfriendMereki Beach
Profession:Singer, Musician, Composer, and Songwriter.
Net Worth in 2023:$300 Million

Dhani Harrison Biography

Dhani Harrison was born on August 1, 1978, at HRH Princess Christian’s Hospital in Windsor, Berkshire. He got his name from the sixth and seventh notes of the Indian music scale, DHA and NI. His mom, Olivia Harrison, is an American with Mexican heritage and works in the entertainment industry as an author and film producer.

He grew up with his parents in Henley-on-Thames Estate, at Friar Park, where his father lived since 1970. The house is a vibrant and quirky mix of French Flamboyant Gothic style, using brick, stone, and terracotta. It includes towers, pinnacles, and large tracery windows.

The grounds, developed over two decades, are equally diverse, featuring various gardens inspired by exotic, historical, or literary themes.

He went to Dolphin School and Badgemore Primary School, then later attended Shiplake College, where he was part of the Combined Cadet Force and developed a passion for rowing.

He finished his education at Brown University, earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design and physics. After working as a car designer at McLaren Automotive, he decided to follow in his father’s musical footsteps.

One of his earliest memories, at age six, is getting a drumming lesson from his father’s friend and bandmate, “Uncle” Ringo Starr.

Before that, he assisted his father in home recording sessions, gaining valuable experience in performing and production techniques, which later contributed to the Brainwashed album project.

Dhani Harrison Career

Dhani Harrison at Omeara
Dhani Harrison at OMEARA (credit: Charlie – @titusdale)

Dhani Harrison didn’t start his music career until later in life, transitioning from the automotive industry after his father, George Harrison, passed away in November 2001.

Initially, he helped complete his dad’s posthumous album “Brainwashed” and formed the band thenewno2 with Oliver Hecks. Dhani toured and recorded with them into the 2010s, gradually venturing into film and TV scoring.

In 2004, Harrison joined Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, Prince, and others to perform “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” during his father’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

In March 2006, he appeared on Liam Lynch’s Podcast Video Variety Show, Lynchland, performing a duet set to feature on a Lynch album.

Harrison collaborated with Jakob Dylan on John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” for the tribute album Instant Karma. The song was for an amnesty campaign themed ‘Save Darfur’ and was released on June 12, 2007.

His band, thenewno2, began recording in April 2006, with Harrison on lead guitar, synthesizer, and vocals and Oli Hecks on drums and synths.

Harrison also contributed to a reworking of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” titled “The Heart Gently Weeps,” featured as the first single on the Wu-Tang Clan’s album called 8 Diagrams. It was released in December 2007.

His first solo album, “IN///PARALLEL,” came out in 2017, but he kept composing for the screen. Born on August 1, 1978, Dhani is George Harrison’s only son, raised in a musical environment at Friar Park.

After studying industrial design at Brown University, he worked at McLaren Automotive until 2001. Completing “Brainwashed” was his first major musical project, and he continued collaborating on various projects, including forming thenewno2.

He explored film composition, working on projects like “Beautiful Creatures” and TV series like “Good Girls Revolt.”

In 2017, Dhani released his solo debut, and in 2023, he launched his second album, “Innerstanding,” showcasing his cinematic skills with guest appearances by Graham Coxon, Mereki, and Liela Moss.

Dhani Harrison’s Marriage

Dhani Harrison, the only child of George Harrison and Olivia Harrison, tied the knot with his girlfriend, Solveig ‘Sola’ Karadottir, in mid-June 2012.

Their wedding was held at his childhood home, Friar Park, in Henley-on-Thames, England, which is a massive estate owned by his father, the late George Harrison.

The wedding was a major secret but was attended by some top celebrities like former Beatles legends and his father’s friends, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney, and other celebs.

Dhani and Sola celebrated their wedding, dancing to Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain” and Beach Boys’ “Don’t Talk; Put Your Head on My Shoulder” before going on vacation in Seychelles and the Maldives. The former couple, Dhani Harrison and Solveig Karadottir, not only got married but also got engaged in the same year.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have any children, and their marriage lasted only four years. In 2016, Dhani filed for divorce in a Superior Court in LA.

Who is His Ex-wife?

Solveig Karadottir is famously known as the former wife of singer Dhani Harrison. Born in 1983 in Eskimo, Iceland, she is the daughter of Dr. Kari Stefansson, an Icelandic neurologist.

Solveig is a London-based fashion designer and psychotherapist. In the past, she also ventured into modeling, working for Eskimo and other fashion agencies.

In 2014, Solveig, along with Carolyn Hodler, Katherine Holmgren, and Anna-Christin Haas, formed a clothing label called Galvan London, which aims at rebranding and redesigning contemporary dresses, jumpsuits, and bridal gowns.

Who is Dhani Dating Now?

Dhani Harrison BBC Radio
Dhani Harrison at BBC Radio

Dhani Harrison is currently in a relationship with the stunning blonde Mereki Beach. The couple began their relationship in 2016 and have been going strong for more than six years.

Mereki Rose Beach, who goes by the stage name Mereki, is a pop singer born on March 23, 1985, in Billinudgel, Australia.

Originally from Noosa Shire, Australia, she moved around quite a bit, living in Sweden, London, Melbourne, and New York, and finally settling in Los Angeles. She began her music career while residing in Echo Park, California.

Mereki and Dhani met when Dhani’s manager was looking for a female vocalist for his record project. They had worked together on a Christmas single in December 2015 and performed at the Fleetwood in LA in February 2016. But they began dating in 2016 after Dhani filed for divorce from his wife, Sola Karadottir Harrison.

Dhani’s Dating Timeline

all of Dhani’s past relationships aren’t fully disclosed, but from research, Dhani has been linked to other women in the past, including Katie Lamour, Elizabeth Jagger, and Suki Waterhouse.

He was briefly in a relationship with Beth Earl for four years (2001 to 2005); he also dated Katie Larmour for a year (2006 to 2007).

He was also in a serious relationship with Suki Waterhouse. Suki is a famous celeb known for her role in the Divergent series Insurgent. They started their relationship in mid-2018 and long kept it private and out of the media eye, even when they graced the red carpet and event together. But unfortunately, the broke up a year later.

Dhani George’s Musical Credits

2023Internal Working ModelLiela MossFeatured Artist
2023InnerstandingDhani HarrisonPrimary Artist, Bass, Composer, Drums, Guitar, Mixing, Producer, Programmer, Vocals
2021Pianola. Piano & FriendsJools HollandFeatured Artist, Sound Effects, Synthesizer Programming
2019The Road: Part II (Lost Highway)UNKLEComposer, Engineer, Lyricist, Programming, Synthesizer, Vocals
2019Kind HeavenPerry FarrellGuitar (Electric)
2017The Road: Part IUNKLEVocals
2017The ArchitectPaloma FaithChoir/Chorus
2017IN///PARALLELDhani HarrisonPrimary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Artwork, Arranger, Bass, Composer, Guitar, Programming, String Arrangements, Strings, Vocals
2016Trágame TierraBig Black DeltaVocals
2016The Blackberry TrainJames McCartneyGuitar
2016Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live, Vol. 1Primary Artist
2015Learning to Drive [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]Dhani Harrison / Paul HicksPrimary Artist, Producer, Arranger, Score Mixer
2015Completely Under the CoversSusanna Hoffs / Matthew SweetGuitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
2014The Apple Years: 1968-75George HarrisonPhotography, Liner Notes, Fender Rhodes, Executive Producer, Music Supervisor, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals (Background)
2013Beautiful Creatures [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]thenewno2Composer
2012thefearofmissingoutthenewno2Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Keyboards, Drums, Guitar (Rhythm), Synthesizer Programming, Composer
2010As I Call You DownFistful of MercyVocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Group Member, Composer
2009You Are Herethenewno2Vocals, Guitar, Guitars, Ukulele, Synthesizer, Bass Instrument, Programming, Bass
2009Under the Covers, Vol. 2Susanna Hoffs / Matthew SweetGuitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Featured Artist
2009Let It Roll: Songs of George Harrison George HarrisonGuitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Producer, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
2008The Heart Gently WeepsWu-Tang ClanPrimary Artist
2007Calling the WorldRooneyVocals
20078 DiagramsWu-Tang ClanAdditional Personnel, Guitar, Featured Artist, Primary Artist
2004Something For the Weekend: Paul McCartney’s Glastonbury GrooveProducer

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