Hey, glad to know that some readers realize, that I change the background song on this blog! They ask me who made the cover version of SNSD’s “Genie” ehmm..OK people, let me introduce you to an indie Korean band Royal Pirates.
Formation Date: April 11, 2008
Label Type: Independent
Vocal/Guitar – Moonchul (09.02.88)
Drum – Sooyoon (12.17.89)
Bass – James Lee (06.09.88)
Royal Pirates is a korean-american rock band currently living in Southern California. The band was formerly known as Fading From Dawn with the members: Moonchul (vocal), Sooyoon(drums) and Richard(bass). Richard, Moonchul’s brother-the bassist in the band, died in 2008 in a terrible car accident. Moonchul and Sooyoon couldn’t be Fading From Dawn without Richard and decided to change their name to Royal Pirates. The name of their fans club is Royal Treasures. James Lee (ex Azusa) joined Royal Pirates as a bassist in September 2009. They are full koreans who have been living in Southern CA for more than 10 years and they speak fluent korean and english.
With their talent and originality, Royal Pirates gained fame on Youtube, by uploading covers such as the remake of “Circus” by Britney Spears who reached 18 thousand views in just two weeks.Their original songs and also the remade versions of some k-pop songs gave to Royal Pirates’ channel more than 179,000 channel views and more than 13,500 subscribers. Their music style is actually influenced by Muse, L’Arc~en~Ciel, Saosin, My Chemical Romance, Siam Shade, Janne Da Arc, Relient K, SID (Japanese). Royal Pirates plans to go back to South Korea for auditions and get signed. (taken from: wikipedia)
Rock version of Wonder Girls “Nobody”
Rock version of Super Junior “Sorry..Sorry”
Rock version of TVXQ “Mirotic”
Rock version of 2PM “again and again” & “I hate you”
Rock version of SNSD “Tell me your wish”
(credit of videos goes to: fadingfromdawn@YT)