LUNA LEE

LUNA LEE

 Seoul, Seoul, KOR
BandRockWorld

Luna Lee is the world's only Gayageum Rocker and was touted as one of '5 Women Who Rocked SXSW in 2017'. She is a professional YouTube star who regularly posts new music to her growing global fan base.

Biography

Youtube:  http://youtube.com/luna422422
Website:  http://lunaxmusic.com/


Korean musician Luna Lee plays the gayageum, and she does so like none other. She is a virtuoso on this ancient Korean string instrument and has introduced its' sound to a global audience by taking the instrument beyond standard Korean traditional music and into the realm of contemporary music to stunning effect.


After earning her university degree in gayageum performance, Luna began focusing on expanding her range by tackling music from leading guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson. In the process Luna invented many new playing techniques such as 'Gayageum Power Chords', made subtle modifications to the instrument to gain more volume and tone, and applied electronic effects to further widen the gayageum's musical palette.


Luna has posted over 150 videos and sound files over the last 8 years playing original music and also covering traditional Korean music, blues, classic rock, grunge, k-pop, romantic ballads and more, all played impeccably on the gayageum. These videos have earned over 17 million views and 110,000 YouTube subscribers. Miss Lee started with Patreon in 2015 and within 9 months had enough support to drop her day job teaching music and pursue her performance career on a full time basis. Her growth as a musician continues. Most recently she has started adding vocal tracks to selected videos to much acclaim.


Luna is an adept and experienced performer having won applause on stages across the globe. She is equally comfortable in a rock band, jazz band, symphonic or solo setting. Luna's favorite setting is with a rock/blues band and that was her choice for her two recent South By Southwest Showcases. Luna's YouTube channel includes a 'Live Performances' playlist with over a dozen clips from various shows over the last 8 years which we hope that you will enjoy!




Discography

'Luna by Luna', 2013, Domo Music Group

Track List:

  • Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Tender Surrender (Steve Vai) 
  • Back To You (Luna) 
  • Alone In Kyoto (Air) 
  • The Great Gig In The Sky (Pink Floyd) 
  • All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan) 
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Ryuichi Sakamoto) 
  • Doppler Effect (Luna) 
  • Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Jimi Hendrix) 
  • Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield) 
  • Persona (Luna) 
  • Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)


'EP' by Luna, 2016, Domo Music Group

Track List:

  • Back To You (Luna)
  • Doppler Effect (Luna)
  • Persona (Luna)
  • Imagery (Luna) (Bonus Track)