Maker + John Dhali
Entry Requirements: 16+ with an adult.
KIDDA RECORDS PRESENTS
An evening with Maker & John Dhali & his band 18-11-2017 at Leicester's finest The Soundhouse Leicester
Doors 7.30pm Stage Times John Dhali 8.30pm & Maker 9.45pm
ADVANCE TICKET SALES CLOSED - PLEASE PAY ON DOOR
Latest Release ‘GIRL QUIT YOUR CRYING’ via Kidda Records WATCH VIDEO
Previous Release ‘MOVE YOUR FEET’ via Kidda Records WATCH VIDEO
Latest Release ‘HERE’ via Kidda Records WATCH VIDEO
Previous Release ‘ONLY ONE’ self released by John WATCH VIDEO
John Dhali is an Indie Soul artist with a fiery presence, a rare depth of understanding and a knack for writing incredibly catchy tunes, with previous radio play on BBC Radio 1(Huw Stephens) & BBC Radio 2 (Jo Wiley) we hope 'HERE' will 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.
John says “Music is the expression of my true Self. I believe it can have the power to remind people of who they really are. This is my intention - I write about ‘Self Realization’ and want to bring this idea into popular culture through music. I want to make people happy.”
2017 is already looking like a big year, 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.
‘’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