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Gonne Choi and 3rd Line Butterfly join K-Music Showcase 2018

K-Music Showcase 2018

Story by Jack Foley

THE 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, May 10, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Rich Mix website 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 and Billy 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: 8pm
Gonne Choi: 8:40pm
3rd Line Butterfly: 10pm