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I write songs and produce music independantly. The style of my music ranges from alternative rock to hard rock that attempts to emphasizes melody, rhythm, and p
My core motivation as a musician is to inspire and touch all who listen to my music. I find that music is just another form of communication; a way for a writer and a listener can have a conversation, even if writer and listener are from different time-periods, locations, cultures, and biases. I believe that a mere song and a soul-bearing person can interact at many levels; a person can discover and remember emotions, imagery, and even experience mild euphoria from music's undeniable connection to the soul. I know, these words may all sound very cheesy to you :) but they come from the heart and represent the ideals I try to write each of my songs to. In addition to all the music that you've experienced in your life, I hope you can experience some of music's beauty through my creations as well. I write + sing all parts, record all guitars, and program drums, bass, piano, synths, all other instruments/sounds for all the songs on this SoundClick account.
Band/artist history
2002-2006 - As a college student with spare time, I wrote and recorded a wide variety of songs on a mic, Ibanez electric guitar, and a laptop. My songs are of the genres: rock, alternative, metal, fusion(rock-hip-hop), hip-hop, folk, acoustic-vocals, ballade, and electronica. November 2006 - Greenleaf (the performing band) is born: Alex Kim(Vocals, Guitars), Jimmy Kim(Elec./Acoustic Guitars)
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Greenleaf, the band plans on performing their first set of live shows as an acoustic, vocal duet. My cousin, Jimmy Kim and I intend to perform with minimal percussion (percussion via a laptop) where the performance focuses on a melodic, acoustic, vocal sound. Live Dates: 12/30/2006, 7:30-8:15pm - Jamie's General Bean - Centreville, VA - Free Admission
Your musical influences
WHO: Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, A-ha, U2, Stone Temple Pilots, Sound Garden, Nirvana, Weezer, Billy Joel, Coldplay, Seal, Richard Marx, Dashboard Confessional, John Mayer, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Death Cab for Cutie, My Chemical Romance, Queensryche, Deftones, Backstreet Boys, 015B, Sinawe, XJapan, Shin Hae Chul, Seo Taiji, Saint Binary, Crash, Nell, Lee Seung Chul, Kim Jong Seo, L'arc-en-Ciel, Luna Sea, Siam Shade, Do As Infinity WHAT: Suburban-American society, passionate contemplation, reminiscing, love, hardships, emotional learning, cultural differences, nostalgia, nature's sceneries.
What equipment do you use?
Dell Ultrasharp 2405FPW + E197FP Dimension 9190 (2.8Ghz Pentium D, 1024 MB DDRAM, 160 SATA Western Digital HD, 128 MB VideoRAM - ATI Video Card) E-MU 1820M Master Level PCI Audio Interface Ibanez GTO Schecter C-1 Classic Seagul, Artist Series Acoustic Guitar Epiphone Semi-Hollow Guitar Fruity Loops Studio Ed. XXL Native Instruments (FM7, Absynth) Cool Edit Pro (2001) AKG K141 Studio Headphones AKG C3000B Shure SM-57 A Dynamic Mic Monster Cables Zoom404 Guitar FX Processor
Anything else?
(Copy and Paste these into address bar) http://www.myspace.com/greenleaf123 http://mason.gmu.edu/akim2/home.html Greenleaf LIVE (2-2-2007) at Fat Tuesday's (Fairfax, VA) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3715933904528425137&q=greenleaf+fat+tuesday%27s&hl=en Greenleaf LIVE (12-30-2006) at Jamie's General Bean (Centreville, VA) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3794450734313593771&q=greenleaf+jamie%27s&hl=en
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