LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il: Full Profile, Fun Facts, JTBC’s ‘Super Band,’ and His Official Debut

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Get To Know More About LUCY’s Drummer and Youngest Member, Shin Gwang-il!

Do you know about the South Korean band that debuted under Mystic Story? It includes 4 members that participated in JTBC’s Super Band named Cho Wonsang, Choi Sangyeop, Shin Gwangil, and Shin Yechan who came together as LUCY. They debuted on May 8, 2020, and are still active now.

In this article, there’s detailed information about a member of LUCY who also is the drummer of the group. Do you know who he is? If you don’t know about him, he is Shin Gwang-il. Let’s get straight into learning more about his full profile, fun facts, appearance on the show, and debut era in the article below!

LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il: Profile

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Real Name: Shin Gwangil (Hangul: 신광일)

English Name: Danny James Shin

Stage Name: Shin Gwangil (Hangul: 신광일)

Birth: South Korea, May 25, 1997

Star Sign: Gemini

Height: 174 cm

Blood Type: O

Position in the Group: Drummer, Vocalist, Maknae

Nationality: Korean

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LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il: Fun Facts

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  1. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il can play the guitar and piano.
  2. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il studied in Peru for 7 years and is pretty fluent in Spanish.
  3. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il was lonely in Peru, and playing the guitar was how he coped with the loneliness.
  4. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il has an older sister.
  5. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il is currently a college student.
  6. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il’s hobby is sleeping; he can fall asleep anywhere and often falls asleep while watching YouTube.
  7. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il’s nickname is Makhyung (막형) which comes from maknae (youngest) and madhyung (oldest) because he is the youngest but acts like the oldest.
  8. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il can speak and read Chinese.
  9. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il is an all-rounder. Gwangil can play a lot of instruments and is in charge of fixing things in the dorm. The only thing he can’t do is play the violin.
  10. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il would be an interior designer if he wasn’t an idol.
  11. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il appeared in Minseo‘s “Is Who” music video as the guitarist and was a part of her backing band for the music shows.
  12. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il stole his cousin’s fish and named them “Hola” (hello) “Que Tal” (what’s up), and “Comó Estás” (how are you).
  13. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il always takes the first part in LUCY’s songs.
  14. LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il’s father is said to have been sent as a missionary to Peru as a pastor.

LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il’s Pre-Debut: Appearances on JTBC’s Super Band

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Shin Gwang-il made his first appearance on a television show when he auditioned for JTBC’s Super Band which was aired in 2019. When he applied for the show, his position was for vocals, but he also played the bass and drums every round and eventually took the position of drummer in LUCY after he debuted.

Let’s watch Shin Gwang-il’s performance on JTBC’s Super Band below!

During Final Round 1, Shin Gwang-il teamed up with Lee Yong-hoon and Ji-sang as the Gyro Team. They performed a song titled “Hard To Say I’m Sorry.”

During Final Round 2, Shin Gwang-il teamed up with Kevin Oh, Park Chan-young, and Kang Kyoung-yoon as the Kevin Oh Team. They performed a song titled “Nobody Here.”

During Final Round 3, Shin Gwang-il teamed up with Lee Joo-hyuk and Shin Ye-chan as Lee Joo-hyuk’s Team. They performed a song titled “Hold Back the River.”

During Final Round 4, Shin Gwang-il teamed up with Lee Joo-hyuk, Sang Joo-won, and Shin Ye-chan as Lee Joo-hyuk’s Team. They performed a song titled “Swim.”

What do you think about Shin Gwang-il’s performances on JTBC’s Super Band?

LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il: Debut Era

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LUCY is a band formed from JTBC’s variety show Super Band Season 1 in 2019. The band LUCY won second place on JTBC’s Super Band Season 1. After the show was over, this four-member group joined the Mystic Story label and officially debuted in 2020.

Prior to being auditioned for JTBC’s Super Band, Shin Gwang-il was the leader of the trainee band group at Mystic. This man who was born on May 25, 1997, can play any musical instrument except the violin.

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He can do a one-man band like he did while covering One Ok Rock’s “Fight the Night.” He records himself as he sings and plays all the instruments. Then, he puts it all together into a cool performance.

Their new song “Flowering” is a song that shows off LUCY with a spring theme, the beginning of the four seasons after the cold winter has passed. LUCY is a pop band with a lyrical violin melody and refreshing pop sound, and you can feel LUCY’s unique color shown on the stage of JTBC’s Super Band.

LUCY is a four-member band consisting of violinist Shin Ye-chan, bass/producer Cho Won-sang, drum/vocalist Shin Gwang-il, and vocalist Choi Sang-yeop.

LUCY’s first EP DEAR has two songs, “INTRO” and their debut title song “Flowering,” and was released on May 8, 2020. Through the first listeners to DEAR, LUCY wanted to show off its unique musical taste for its fans.

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As one of the rookies in the entertainment industry, LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il hopes that his work in music can be appreciated by many people. Hopefully, his career can get support from the group’s fans, WALWAL! Don’t forget to leave a positive comment and follow every promotion from LUCY so that you don’t miss their latest news.

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Well, that is all of the information about LUCY’s Shin Gwang-il and everything you should know about him. Let’s keep sending him a lot of love and support so his career will shine even more in the future. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another interesting article from Channel-Korea!