Sungha Jung is a South Korean professional acoustic fingerstyle guitarist who rose to fame worldwide through YouTube videos of him playing acoustic versions of songs by U2, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, The Eagles and Extreme.
As of March-2013, his videos had gotten a total of over 650 million hits & more than 1.5 million YouTube subscribers. Sungha’s video with the most views is the one which shows him playing the theme from “Pirates Of The Caribbean”. (>37 million views)
As a child, he watched his father play the guitar and eventually picked it up at the age of nine. His talent was noticed when he would watch videos online and be able to play the music within a short time and without the original tabs.
In 2012, he did a collaboration with YG’s 2NE1. They did two acoustic versions of 2NE1’s hit songs “Lonely” and “I Love You”. Later in 2012, he also was on stage with YG’s and Big Bang’s G-Dragon, on G-dragon’s solo performance “That XX”
Sungha released his debut album, “Perfect Blue” in 2011. He released his second album, “Irony”, on 21 September 2011 and his latest album, “The Duets” in 2012.
The 16-year-old’s first visit to Penang was last year and it was a complete sold out concert but don’t worry if you missed it because he’s back again to live in Penang.
Date: 23 JUNE 2013
Venue: USM (Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra)
Ticket Price : RM 158 (PS1) , RM 90 (PS2) , RM 68 (PS3)
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