Younee

Those of you looking for interesting piano music should seek out Younee’s second solo release. She came to London back in 2009 with the launch of the album True to You (reviewed here) which showcased her talents as a singer-songwriter, and she entertained live and radio audiences with the many different facets of her musical […]

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2013 Travel Diary #35: Renewing old friendships

by Philip Gowman 15 September 2013
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Insadong, Seoul, Sunday 15 September, 3pm.  I have only just arrived back at the hotel from the Sajik Daeje when the phone rings. It’s time to meet the curator and gallerist I had arranged to meet the previous day. I set off on foot to the Lotte Hotel, where I catch up with her activities. […]

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A review of the London Korean Year 2010

by Philip Gowman 29 December 2010
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LKL tries to sum up the London Korean cultural year. Live music Possibly the most disappointing thing about 2010 has been the number of top-flight Korean musicians who have been passing through London but not stopping to do a sensible gig there. Biuret played at a private industry showcase before heading off to Southampton – […]

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Concert review: The Rock and Jazz sides of Younee

by Philip Gowman 18 April 2010
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LKL reports from Younee’s two recent London gigs: The Rock Side of Younee a the 100 Club, 7 April; and Younee with Alex Hutton at the Steinway Piano Festival at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho, 17 April 2010. Younee is in London to show off the many sides to her musicianship. As a classically […]

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Younee on BBC Women’s Hour

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2010
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Younee's appearance on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour (12 April 2012 edition) will be available on the BBC website for a while: 16’58” in to the programme. http://bit.ly/a4mest # Keywords: Musicians: Younee

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Competition: Win free tickets to Younee at 100 Club

by Events Editor 26 March 2010
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LKL has two free tickets to Younee’s headline London gig: “The Rock Side of Younee”, at the 100 Club on 7 April (worth £12 each). She will be playing in a trio and performing some of the tracks from her album as well as some of her favourite rock tunes. To win, answer the following […]

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The many sides of Younee

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2010
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Younee is back in the UK for a punishing schedule of live gigs, radio interviews and broadcasts. LKL is her first interview, two days after landing at Heathrow. We meet, together with her manager, Anthony Steinberg, at the now familiar rooftop bar at the St George’s Hotel, next to All Soul’s Langham Place. Last time […]

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Younee returns for her second UK tour

by Events Editor 15 March 2010
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After the success of her 2009 UK tour, Younee is back for two months and a series of concerts. LKL will be meeting her this week to talk about her plans. In the meanwhile, here are some dates for your diaries: 19 Mar 2010 20:15 BBC Three Counties Radio ‘Sue Marchant Programme’ Cambridge 26 Mar […]

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A belated look back at 2009

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2010
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For the past 3 years LKL has concocted a quiz of the year as a way of gathering together some of the news stories which have most caught our eye. This year, as I came to draw up the list in mid December I found it hard to think of anything amusing or diverting: most […]

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Younee wins best songwriter at Musicaid awards

by Philip Gowman 4 January 2010
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Congratulations to @youneelondon: Best Songwriter & nominated for best female solo artist in Musicaid 2009 Song Contest http://bit.ly/5azmbo. 9:14 PM Jan 4th from bit.ly Keywords: Musicians: Younee Other tags: Musical award winners

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LKL Critics’ Choice 2009: Philip

by Philip Gowman 22 December 2009
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The editor provides an eclectic choice of albums from this year. 2009 has been a bumper year for new, innovative music and some welcome re-releases of the back catalogue. And anyone interested in the Korean contemporary music scene needs to be very grateful to Anna over at Indieful ROK for the work she does in […]

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True to Younee

by Philip Gowman 27 October 2009
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“It’s not my kind of thing. Why don’t you have a listen?” So said a well-connected jazz buff to me a couple of months ago. He happened to have a promotional copy of Younee’s debut Western album. “She’s coming to London later this year to do some gigs at Pizza Express.” I was happy to […]

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Younee on Radio 3 Jazz Line-up

by Philip Gowman 7 October 2009
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Great pre-gig publicity for Younee, courtesy of the BBC: an interview with the amazing singer Claire Martin on Radio 3 Jazz Line-up, and the chance to perform a couple of numbers live. http://bit.ly/yi96h # From the BBC website: Claire Martin presents as South Korean piano virtuoso Yoonee talks about her current career in jazz and […]

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Younee and the British Invasion

by Philip Gowman 17 September 2009
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Younee, the versatile singer-songwriter-pianist from Korea, is in London to launch her new album and play the Pizza Express Jazz Club. She takes a break from her rehearsal schedule to talk to LKL about her musical influences. It was not a good start to the interview. I had selected the Wigmore Hall bar as a […]

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Younee’s autumn UK tour and CD release

by Events Editor 14 September 2009
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News of a UK tour by Korean singer-wongwriter and pianist, Younee, in collaboration with British-based musicians: Younee, from Seoul, Korea is ‘beyond category’ as a singer, songwriter and pianist and known as “Key’s Piano” in her native Korea and has 2 albums to her name. Her exquisitely vulnerable voice can also express raw power. An […]

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Korean singer-songwriter explores London pub

by Philip Gowman 12 September 2009
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Fun evening with Younee at the Golden Eagle yesterday #. She entertained the regulars with an impromptu rock ‘n’ roll version of Summertime on the piano Keywords: Musicians: Younee

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