Yi Sung-yol, Jang Kiha and the Faces

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Since his 1994 debut as part of the pioneering Korean modern rock duo, U & Me Blue, New York City native, Yi Sung Yol, has soared as a solo artist by making his name and making his mark as one of Korea’s top modern rock icons. After featuring in a series of high profile Korean movie soundtracks such as ‘The Coast Guard’ (2002), ‘…ing’ (2003), and ‘Wonderful Days’ (2003), he released his first, self-produced studio album (This Day, This Time, These Days) and received nominations for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Musician of the Year’ at the 2004 Korean Music Awards. His hit streak continued with his sophomore solo effort (In Exchange) as Yi scored ‘Musician of the Year’ and ‘Modern Rock Song of the Year’ accolades at the 2008 Korean Music Awards. With his latest 2011 release (Why We Fail), online fans and critics felt it was far from a failure as they voted it as the #1 Korean Album of Year on Naver Music (Korea’s #1 online portal site) and the acclaim amplified even more as Yi Sung Yol successfully nabbed 4 nominations (Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Musician of the Year, Male Artist of the Year) and 2 wins (Modern Rock Album of the Year, Modern Rock Song of the Year) at the 2012 Korean Music Awards.

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The name of the band, Jang Kiha and the Faces, comes from the nickname Jang picked up as the “best-looking of the indie scene” — hence the “faces.” Jang sings vocals, plays guitar and percussion, and writes the songs. “The Faces,” who all sing in the chorus, include bassist Jung Joong-yub, guitarist Lee Min-ki, drummer Kim Hyun-ho, and backup dancers Mimi Sisters.

Date: Thursday 20 June 2013, 7.30pm
Venue: SCALA 275 PENTONVILLE ROAD, LONDON N1 9NL
Tickets: £15

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