Yoon Do Hyun
Yoon, Do-Hyun (“Dee”) is the charismatic lead singer of the hottest rock band out of South Korea. Touted as South Korea’s most popular and critically acclaimed rock band, Dee’s voice has been compared to Axl Rose, Steve Perry, and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park.
Dee started his solo career over 20 years ago and after his first two albums, decided to hang on to his band members and changed the name of the group to “YB”. Led by Dee, they have since released nine studio recordings, three live albums and a DVD. Dee sings in both English and Korean and has a sound that is a full-throttle, arena-rock anthem-style that has been compared to Muse, Guns N’ Roses, Jimmy Eat World, and 30 Seconds to Mars.
This year marks Dees’s 20th Year Anniversary celebrating an exciting and wonderful career with his band, solo releases, collaborations, and as the starring MC of #1 TV programming such as “Love Letter”, “Must”, “Superstar K” (like American Idol), and currently “한밤의 TV 연예” or loosely translated, “One Night with the Stars.”
Dee has performed at the 2002 World Cup;performed numerous benefit concerts; won numerous awards for his talent, music, and philanthropic work; and continues to appear on TV weekly.
In 2005, Dee led YB on a European tour playing four countries, including the U.K., and debuted in the United States by selling out B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City in November 2006. Then the group followed up as the first Korean band ever to perform at Austin’s famed SXSW Festival in 2007 (…and 2008, 2014 & 2015). YB was featured on the Vans Warped Tour in 2009, and then played three arena-sized shows in Japan in 2012 (Osaka & Tokyo).
Dee began performing and producing in English and dropped their first American single, “Cigarette Girl,” in February 2014, and will do another soft release of their latest English rendition of their hit song “Stay Alive”.