They were all born and raised in Busan. Founding members, Roy Kim and Jimi Lee, who share duties on guitar and vocals, were in several bands before putting Lady Goodman together. They were even in an earlier variation of One Drop East.
Along with bassist Tori Wong, drummer Peter Lee and keyboardist Eugene Han, the tight-knit group puts out a mix of originals and covers reminiscent of Dave Matthews or Coldplay with a sound that is still, uniquely, Lady Goodman.
The band’s name comes from the Kate Hudson character in the Cameron Crowe movie, Almost Famous. As their following grows in Busan with both Korean and ex-pat listeners it is only a matter a time before “almost” will be scratched from their bio.
Roy Kim pens the tunes for the group and Jimi Lee literally has music in the blood –his father is one of Korea’s most renowned jazz drummers. According to Jimi, the bands major influences range from The Beatles to Kool & the Gang.
Roy brings a driving presence to the lead vocals, often getting the whole crowd in on the show. And with Tori and Jimi stepping in with the backing vocals the tight group weaves a truly melodic sound together on stage.
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