Venue: 100 CLUB, 100 Oxford Sreet, London W1
Tel: 020 - 7636 0933
Tickets: £10 Adv www.wegottickets.com
This gig is kindly supported by Pizza Express.
Live & Direct from SeoulSouth Korean Singer Songwriter & Virtuoso PianistYOUNEE With ‘The Rock Side of Younee’
Tonight Younee the versatile & immensly talented South Korean singer, songwriter & virtuoso pianist who is in the middle of a tour which will be primarily Classical and Jazz lets herself loose on the music that has captivated her since her teens, namely Rock!
As a teenager the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zepperlin, Steve Wonder and Queen and in this show she will be giving ther own unique twist to may of these rock classics as well as a nod to virtuoso classical and jazz piano playing along with some original tunes as well from her debut Western C.D 'True To You'.
Younee is a highly respected musician in Seoul with two albums out under the name Key's Piano and is fast establishing herself over here as a musician's musician!
Younee, from Seoul, Korea is 'beyond category' as a singer, songwriter and pianist. Her exquisitely vulnerable voice can also express raw power. An accomplished and virtuosic classical pianist, she plays rock as well as Rachmaninoff. She has performed piano concertos with symphony orchestras and jazz with Grammy-winning pianist Bob James. She is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has also written music for film and TV. She has released two albums in Korea as “Keys Piano” and performed extensively on Korean television.
When Bob James heard her music he invited her to perform with him in Seoul - his brilliant composition for piano 'four hands'. Knowing Younee wanted to break free of the creative restrictions of the Korean music business, James suggested she contact American producer/composer/arranger Richard Niles.
Younee and Niles began to write songs using Skype - Younee in her bedroom studio in Seoul and Niles in his studio in London. Together they have been able to integrate contrasting elements of popular music into a unified whole, balancing tradition with innovation - a dynamic and truly unique blend of genres. The resulting album ‘True to You’ has been described as “Imagine Elton John played by Herbie Hancock and sung by the Bangles!”
"Great songs, great singing & playing." - Bob James
"Younee is the real deal." - Gilad Altzmon
"Younee is certainly a talented young lady." - Richard Carpenter
" Yunee has a voice as sweet as it is passionate. Thoroughly enjoyable." - Liane Carrol