The KCC brings us the annual K-music showcase, bringing together some of the bands who have come to the UK for the May festivals.
2019 K-Music showcase
Discover Korea’s urban music live in London. The K-Music Showcase returns to Rich Mix with three of Korea’s most exciting musical talents.
“It’s not just K-pop – Inside the thriving South Korean indie music scene.” – Metro UK
Every year the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents the latest musical talent from Korea at the K-MUSIC SHOWCASE. For 2019, the KCCUK has invited three rising singer-songwriters from across the musical spectrum. Making their London debut will be YESEO (electronica), george (R&B), and Dabda (Rock).
Each a fresh face on Korea’s music scene, these three artists are ready to make a name for themselves internationally. The K-Music Showcase is presented in partnership with Liverpool Sound City and Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival, the UK’s leading independent festivals for new music. george and Dabda will perform at Sound City just before the Showcase and shortly after YESEO will take to the stage in Brighton at the The Great Escape. Dabda will hit the road when they join a music festival in Poland.
YESEO is an electronic producer and singer-songwriter, and one of the most ambitious young musicians in Korea. Her music is based on alternative sounds that are enveloped by the artist’s lighter-than-air vocals drifting over trembling chords.
Honey, Don’t Kill My Vibe, the title song of YESEO’s first full album took the award for ‘Best Dance and Electronic Song of the Year’ at the 2019 Korean Music Awards. YESEO has also been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Nylon magazine, and Noisey magazine.
“A Multitalented Artist Forged in the Experimental Underbelly of Seoul’s DIY Music Scene.’ Nylon Magazine
Park Ye Seo Singer | Kim Eun Seok Drum | Shin Dong Yun Bass | Yang So Ri Guitar | Kang Eun Bi Piano
george is a R&B singer-songwriter and producer and one of the fastest rising artists in Korea at the moment. george’s single Swimming pool was selected as one of the ‘Best of 2018’ by Apple Music Korea’s editors, and his EP Cassette climbed all the way to the top of Apple Music’s R&B Chart.
Before his debut, george established a strong bond with the public through social media. Word spread quickly and it wasn’t long before musicians started to contact him to make music together. With his memorable and versatile voice, he is ready to bring his witty, happy vibes to London.
“A Liberal Navigator in the Sea of Music.” – Sunghyun Yoon, KBS Radio
george (Dong Min Lee) Vocal | Issac Shin Drum | Won Ho Noh Guitar | Cheon Wook Park Bass
Dabda are a rock band whose pastel, psychedelic music presents poetic lyrics and dreamy sounds. Dabda have shown their musical potential at big music festivals in Korea such as the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, the Ultimate Music Festival, and Zandari Festa.
They were awarded the ‘Grand Prize’ for being Pentaport’s ‘Super Rookies’ in 2018. Dabda will take you on a musical journey with hits from their beloved EP ‘Island of Each’.
“Deep, Azure-Coloured, Immersive Music.” – Hongbeom Kim, KBS Radio
Kim Ji Ae Vocal & Guitar | Lee Seung Hyun Drum | Lee Joseph Guitar | Park Hee Soo Bass