I was born in December 24, 1980 Seoul, South Korea. My father had a restaurant business, and my mother had a kindergarten. My mother enjoyed listen classical music and loved to drawing landscape while she was pregnant me.When I was young, I also liked to played music and drawings. I think my artistic talent from my mother's one.
I started to learn violin when I was seven. Through this violin lesson, I became interested in the music. To be honest, my mother wanted to be me became a famous classical musician like a Mozart. But I was not musical genius. I just enjoyed music so much.
When I was 13, I suffered from heart disease. Then I had to go to hospital and finally I had to hospitalize for six months. I couldn’t go to school. I was scared because I thought can’t go back to school anymore. While I was suffering with disease, my mother’s friend invited my family and me to her church. In 1994, I go to youth group’s worship service very first time, I listened choir’s song such an interesting sound to me. In fact, it was not a very good song. Then I joined one of the tenor parts every Sunday.
I used to listen music Korean underground rock band such as a Jau-rim, Shin Hye Chul, and YB band. I like hip-hop, rap music also. But I didn’t like to listen Korean pop music, because I thought it’s really cheesy. As I was learning how to play drum set I usually listened those kind of music. While I was getting drum lesson, I started to play drum in praise worship band in church. So I began to listen Christian music. Especially Hosanna integrity group’s music influenced me a lot. Ron Kenoly lead the team. His album “Lift him up”; He and the band are clearly enjoying themselves, enjoying the music and enjoying their experience collectively as they worship together.
Bass player Abraham Laboriel, who has played for George Benson, Chet Atkins, Chick Corea, Randy Crawford, Ruben Blades, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Sheena Easton, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Amy Grant, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Manhattan Transfer, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder and a host of others, really brings a strong flavor to this whole album ex