The Story of Ha Hyun-woo as a GUCKKASTEN Member and Heo Young-ji’s Boyfriend

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Let’s Find Out About Ha Hyun-woo!

Ha Hyun-woo has impressed tons of music fans as the lead singer of the South Korean rock band GUCKKASTEN, and he performed for an audience of the world at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympics! Ha Hyun-woo has been making waves with his music talent! Do you want to know what he has achieved or about his life story? In this article, Channel-Korea will be explaining all about Ha Hyun-woo, starting with his time as a GUCKKASTEN member and being Heo Young-ji’s boyfriend. Let’s check it out below!

Full Profile and Facts

Full Name: Ha Hyun-woo (하현우)

Born: November 25, 1981

Profession: Singer, Songwritter

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Blood Type: A

Years active: 2001 – present

Label: Interpark Entertainment/Windmill

Let’s get to know Ha Hyun-woo better with some facts on here!

  • Ha Hyun-woo is a singer who was born at Jangsun, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
  • He participated on a MBC’s King of Mask Singer. Hyun-woo was named as the Mask King for 8 episodes, that is from 22nd-30th,which was a record for the show
  • He born in North Jeolla Province, but moved to Ansan, Gyeonggi Province when he was 7.
  • Hyun-woo spent his education in Ansan, from Elementary until High School.
  • His voice was really good and didn’t change until middle school. He always corrects and introspects himself so that amazing sounds are formed. As a result, he’s able to produce high-pitched sounds easily.
  • Despite having a good voice since childhood, but Ha Hyun-woo says his youth was rather unpleasant. He even said it was full of helplessness and tearfulness.
  • His father opposed him learning music, so he learned by informal ways or taught himself.
  • When in the middle school, he lost his girlfriend and then he expressed his feelings through a song “She’s Gone”, singing it at a school festival.
  • He likes to draw cartoons and loves art.
  • Ha Hyun-woo and Lee Jung-gil studied in the same college.

Up and Down as Band Member

We know that Ha Hyun-woo had talent in the arts since his youth, and he especially liked music and drawing. But, at first, his passion wasn’t supported by his father, and finally he had to stop doing music for a while when he was in college. Eventually, before he joined in his new group, GUCKKASTEN, he became a member of the New Unbalance band.

New Unbalance is a group which formed in 2001, this band consisted of Lee Jeong-gil as drummer, Jeon Kyu-ho as guitarist, Jina Ryu as bassist, Lee Min-kyung as keyboardist, and Ha Hyun-woo as vocalist. At first, he met the drummer, Lee Jeong-gil, in Daejon, and then after a year they made this band. But this band didn’t very last long in the music industry;  some of members soon announced they were resigning from it, such as the keyboardist, Lee Min-kyung, in 2003.

After New Unbalance lost one of their members, they found a new member and replaced Lee Min-kyung’s position as keyboardist and became The C.O.M band. This band was also known as the Compass of Music and it formed in 2003, with most of the same members as New Unbalance, but with a new bassist, Park Chul-young, and the keyboardist, Lee In-kyung. On their first debut, The C.O.M got called “The Hidden Expert” in the Samzi Festival in 2003.

However, again and again his career was brought to a halt, and the same is true of this band. They didn’t very long, disbanding after the Samzi Festival ended, because some of the members needed to begin their compulsory two-year military enlistment.

His career spiked again in 2007 when he regrouped with three other members and added Kim Ki-bum, calling the new group Guckkasten. The name is derived from the German language. Ha Hyun-woo and friends attempted to create an independent record label. Just for one year of their career, they earned the ‘Hello Rookie of June’ award from the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS). In 2009, they launched their self-titled debut studio album and held their first solo concert on February 21, 2009, at Hongik University’s V Hall, Seoul.

This band was chosen by KCCA to bring Korean culture to Japan. They also received awards at the 7th Korean Music Awards as “Rookie of The Year” and “Best Rock Song”, with Mirror. On December 7, 2010, they released their first mini album, “Tagtraume”, and released their second studio album, “Frame”, on November 26, 2014. Ha Hyun-woo was very successful in his music career, especially after GUCKKASTEN was formed.

Relationship With Heo Young-ji

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Last year, on March 1, 2018, their respective agencies confirmed the relationship between Ha Hyun-woo and Heo Young-ji. The former member of the girl-group KARA was having a relation with the songwriter and singer, Ha Hyun-woo, and there was a 13 year age difference between them.

Their closeness turned out to originate from the tvN show Shadow Singer, when they became panel members there. They’ve even met each other’s parents.

After the relationship was confirmed, Heo Young-ji finally opened up about their relationship on the radio program ‘Park So-hyun’s Love Game’ on SBS Power FM. She said that they only dated in the studio and around the yard, because Ha Hyun-woo was really busy as a songwriter. But even though they were busy, they always cared for each other.

Impressive Stage on MBC King of Masked Singer

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Ha Hyun-woo set a record on the program King of the Mask Singer for 22nd-30th generation. He obtained the achievement of getting 68.22 votes out of 99 votes. Although often a defending champion, apparently there was a moment of difficulty when he sang “Fantastic Baby” by Big Bang. Host Kim Gu Ra asked him about it on Radio Star, stating that Ha Hyun-woo had a hard time when he had to sing Big Bang’s song, “Fantastic Baby.” Ha Hyun-woo answered by saying, “I’m the kind of person who really cares about every lyrics that I sing, but I really don’t understand the meaning of ‘Boomshakalaka“. However I sing it, it still sounds weird.” The answer made everyone laugh. Although he worried about about it for some time, in the end he decided to sing the part while thinking it was a magic spell.

Discography

Title Date Album Notes

The Night is Walking “(밤이 걸어간다 feat Ha Hyun-woo)

September 7, 2010 Huckleberry Finn Live Singer: Huckleberry Finn
” I Run Away ” (세렝게티) June 21,2011 Colors of Love Singer: Serengeti
”  사 이 “ March 13, 2015 Aev Diary Vol 10  

Singer : AEV (에이브)

Lyrics : Ha Hyun-woo (Arrangement AEV)

” I Can’t Stop Loving You ”  March 23, 2015 Blood OST Part 3. Lyrics,Composition,Arrangement by Ryoo Won-gwang and Son Yeon-sung
 “ Red Sunset ” (붉은 노을& Yangpa April 24, 2015 I Am A Singer Season 3 Lyrics,Composition : Lee Young-hoon

Arrangement : Pyo Geon-soo

” Muiiya ” (무이이야) (Rock ver) December 8, 2015 Six Flying Dragons OST Part 4. Singer : Ha Hyun-woo
 “ Saturday Night Fever ”  (토요일은 밤이 좋아) January 24, 2016 King of Mask Singer 43th Singer : Ha Hyun-woo and Park Ji-woo
” Don’t Worry ” (걱정말아요 그대) February 14, 2016 King of Mask Singer 46th Singer : All Artists
” Fantastic Baby “(Original song by BIG BANG) February 28, 2016 King of Mask Singer 48th Singer : Various Artists
” Don’t Cry   March 13, 2016 King of Mask Singer 50th Singer : Various Artists
” Spring Rain ” (Original by Park In-seo) March 27, 2016 King of Mask Singer 52nd Singer : Various Artists
” Hayeoga April 4, 2016 King of Mask Singer 54th Singer : various Artists
Everyday I Wait For May 8, 2016 King of Mask Singer 58th Singer : Various Artists
 ” One Million Roses  May 22, 2016 King of Mask Singer 60th Singer : Various Artists
” Very Long term-Couples  April 5, 2016 King of Mask Singer 62nd Singer : Various Artists
” DARKNESS  June 16, 2018 MapleStory OST Singer : Ha Hyun-woo
Mini Album
  • Itacha ” (Piano Ver. by AEV)
  • ” Home 
  • ” Hanga “
  • ” Raibow Boy 
  • ” Itacha ” (Accoustic Guitar Ver.)
June 16, 2018 Itacha Ha Hyun-woo