K-Music Showcase 2018
Gonne Choi and 3rd Line Butterfly
Supported by Billy Carter
Thursday May 10th at 8:00pm (doors 7:30pm)
Rich Mix – 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6LA
Tickets £9 to £10 are on sale now from: richmix.org.uk
Korean Cultural Centre UK, Korea Creative Content Agency and Rich Mix are proud to present The K-Music Showcase featuring the outstanding bands 3rd Line Butterfly,Gonne Choi and Billy Carter. The showcase will be returning to Rich Mix on Thursday 10th May, 2018 at 7:30PM. Tickets go on sale now on richmix.org.uk and start at £9.
Since 2015, The K-Music Showcase has presented exciting Korean bands to London audiences. For one night only, fresh from appearances at Liverpool’s Sound City and just ahead of performing at Brighton’s The Great Escape, the three groups will entertain crowds at Shoreditch’s iconic Rich Mix venue.
This year, the showcase will focus on the three female-fronted bands who have their own unique voices and music styles. Trained as a singer of pansori, ‘traditional Korean opera,’ Gonne Choi through her melodic voice takes inspiration from her everyday surroundings. The smoky voice of Nahm Sang-Ah from 3rd Line Butterfly, the legendary band from the Korean independent underground music scene, leads us to introspective post-modern rock partnered with moody guitars. Lead vocalist, Jiwon Kim, of Billy Carter delivers the band’s energetic rock sounds with lyrics about the everyday battles of life.
Korean Culture Centre UK’s director, Hoseong Yong added, “We are so excited for Gonne Choi, 3rd Line Butterfly andBilly Carter to grace the legendary Rich Mix stage as part of the Korea-UK 2017-18, a year round cultural exchange programme between the two countries. This showcase will encapsulate a small piece of Korean musical history in London and we are so pleased that these three wonderful artists will be the face of it.
Furthermore, we are very pleased to work alongside Rich Mix to have this musical project launch as the pilot programme for their Culture for a Changing City initiative to bring different cultures and communities together.”
Billy Carter: 8:00PM Gonne Choi: 8:40PM 3rd Line Butterfly: 10:00PM
3rd line Butterfly
3rd Line Butterfly is a trio that sublimely soars with velvety sounds from the Korean underground scene. In 2000, they released their debut album ‘Self-Titled Obsession,’ and in 2013 they released their 4th album ‘Dreamtalk.’ ‘Dreamtalk’ won numerous awards including Album of the Year, Modern Rock Album of the Year and Modern Rock Song of the Year at the Korean Music Awards and Discovery of the Year Award at Gaon Chart Music Awards. In 2017, 3rd Line Butterfly released their most recent album ‘Divided by Zero,’ which received high praise from the Korean indie music scene.
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Singer-songwriter Gonne Choi debuted in October 2010 with her first EP, ‘36.5 ° C.‘ By 2011, Choi was selected as ‘Hello Rookie’ for the Korean TV show EBS Space Sympathy in which she gained awareness through her unique voice and guitar melodies. Her first album, ‘I WAS, I AM, I WILL,’ was nominated for Musician of the Year, Folk Album of the Year and Folksong of the Year at the 2015 Korean Music awards. Choi has also performed at major music festivals in Korea and the UK including, Glastonbury Festival, Pentaport Rock Festival, Jisan Valley Rock Festival, Jarasum Jazz Festival and Seoul Jazz Festival.
Billy Carter started out as an acoustic project led by their vocalist Jiwon Kim and guitarist Jina Kim. Through their experience of busking in London, the duo expanded their musical genre to blues, combined with rockabilly, and country. The current form of three-piece rock band was settled when Hyunjoon Lee joined as a drummer in 2014. In 2015, Billy Carter was nominated for three 2015 Korean Music Awards: Rookie of the Year, Best Rock Music of the Year, and Best Rock Album of the Year for their untitled EP called ‘The Red’ and in 2016 released their first full length album, ‘Here I Am,‘ which was also nominated at the Korean Music Awards.