Bio: A 17-year-old senior at Bayside High School in Bayside, Queens, Brian Hong is today’s next breakout artist who possesses true artistry and originality. As an unprecedented South Korean artist signed by the independent label, FRNTSeat Group, Brian paves the path for Asian-Americans to have a place within today’s world of popular music – demonstrating that Asians can be talented in areas beyond just engineering and medicine. In doing so, Brian is achieving for the Asian music community that of which Shakira, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin accomplished for the Latin music community in the late 90s and early new millennium. Combining an acoustic style with a voice that echoes the vocal flair of such popular American artists as Jason Mraz, Michael Bublé and Jack Johnson, his songs promote positive messages among fans – providing uplifting, catchy songs that everyone can relate to in some way, shape and form.
Brian is self-taught and writes his own lyrics and music, with a catalog of more than 30 self-written songs to date, many of which are sparked upon impulse and composed in as little as 20 minutes. In addition to his original music, Brian also performs a repertoire of cover songs, but re-arranges them in a manner that offers an acoustic spin on the song, delivering a fresh vibe and new dimension, as in the case of such bubble-gum pop dance hits as Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”
Since taking an interest in music and singing at the early of two while listening to Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson, Brian has participated in various shows and music contests. He most recently performed at the Korean harvest festival, Chusook and scored first place in the Queens Legislative District 19 Got Talent competition.
Recording and production of Brian’s much anticipated LP is underway, hosted by FRNTSeat Group.