Mina Koo / Bio

If Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and Madonna ever had a crazy one night stand, the lovechild of that musical affair could only be described as.. Mina Koo.

She’s headlined famous LA venues such as The Mint, House of Blues, and Whisky a Go-Go as well as heating up the dance floors with her debut album “Mina.” Known for her dynamic choreography and commanding stage presence, a live performance from Mina is not one you will soon forget..

While still a child, Mina won several talent contests, as well as having her songs featured on nationally syndicated TV channel KBS. Her love for music continued to develop, and soon she began playing piano and guitar, as well as performing with a diverse group of multicultural musicians.

Shortly after the release of “Mina” the track “More Than a Crush" received placement in indie film "Lady Beard," as well as on MTV reality show "Challenge: Battle of the Exes”. Another track "Jini" was featured in the popular E! network's TV Show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." Mina's another club anthem "Troubadours (Dance Floors)" was selected as a Finalist in the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest! In 2012, 2013 and 2014, she got nominated at Hollywood Music and Media Awards and Artists In Music Awards.

While Mina Koo was busy tearing up stages across the country, from the busy streets of New York City to her current home in Hollywood, California, she got called to record Korean versions for two of her songs, for Kpop fans. Her Kpop verions of "Suddenly" (2014) and "Beautiful Thing" (2015) have been warmly accepted. In 2014, she also got invited to perform for some of the most high-profile shows in Korea, such as Yeosu Music Festival, Itaewon Global Village Music Festival, and Buil Film Award Ceremony at Busan International Film Festival.

With the warm reception of her debut for both US pop and Kpop worlds underway, Mina plans to continue collaborating, writing, recording and touring worldwide; unleashing her unique blend of world music and high-energy club anthems as the soundtrack for the next generation of pop fans worldwide.

(Bio written by Matthew. R. Brown)

***** Seen & heard at…

- {{LA area}}-- Performed in and around Hollywood and Los Angeles, including..
Key Club, Rainbow, Roxy, Viper Room, Whiskey, Universal, Busby's East, Promenade,
The Mint, Skinny's lounge, Maui and Sons, Paladino's, The Dragonfly
- {{Other Cities}} -- Performed in San Francisco (Hotel Utah), Pasadena (The Terrace),
Long Beach (Club Lush), Glendale (Pierre Garden Bar), Orange County (Sam Ash Music Store),
Boston (Harvard Square), Pennsylvania (Penn Park, The Blouvard), New York (Rhythm N Soul @ Brooklyn, Habanero @ Bronx)

- {{Award}}
--- MI achievement award - best project 2011;
--- "Video Award Gold" (high quality original video with good production values) and
"Song Award Gold" (well written original song) for "Suddenly" Music Video @ Beat100 (Sep-13, 2012)
--- Nominated @ Hollywood Music in Media Awards for the song "More Than a Crush" and "Suddenly"
--- "Troubadours (Dance Floors)" - Finalist @ John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2012

- {{Festivals}} -- Performed for ... IMC (Independent Music Conference), Take My Hand Summer Fest.
Make Music Harvard Square, Make Music New York.
- {{Radio}} -- "Suddenly": added to the playlist @ ButterFliesRadio.com, RadioCrystalBlue.net, Indie104 ~ iRadio LA,
played on FM 95.1Mhz TBS Radio staion in Seoul, Korea.

- {{Film Placement}} -- "More Than a Crush" placed in an indie film "LadyBeard" (Apartment 2B Productions)

- {{TV show placement}}
------ "More Than a Crush" placed in episode 2301(airdate 9/19/12) of "Challenge: Battle of the Exes,"
on MTV with an on-screen credit (chyron);
------ "Jini" placed in episode 705 (airdate 6/17/12) of "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"!

General Info

Band Members
Mina Koo (Vox), Matthew Brown (Guitar), Kevin Lambertucci (Bass), Alejandro Mercado (Drums)
Artist Name
Mina Koo
Profile Page
Dance / Pop / Rock/ Electro Club HipHop

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA

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