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SILICA GEL Members Profile

SILICA GEL Members Profile


SILICA GEL (실리카겔) is a South Korean boy band (formerly co-ed) that was formed in 2013 and debuted on August 21, 2015 with the EP Pure Sun, or 새삼스레 들이켜본 무중력 사슴의 다섯가지 시각 (Five Perspectives of a Weightless Deer Revisited). Their current line-up consists of Kim Geonjae, Kim Chunchu, Kim Hanjoo and Choi Woonghee. They have four former members: Goo Gyeongmo, Kang Donghwa, Lee Daehee and Kim Minyoung. They were under Bunga Bunga Records from 2013 to 2021, but moved to Magic Strawberry Sound in 2021. They were originally a performance group combining rock music and VJing.

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SILICA GEL Official Accounts:
Website: msbsound.com/artist/silica-gel
Facebook: 실리카겔 / Silica GEL
Twitter: SILICAGEL_SEOUL
Instagram: silicagel.official
YouTube: Silica Gel 실리카겔

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SILICA GEL Members Profiles:
Geonjay


Stage Name: Geonjay (건재)
Birth Name: Kim Geonjae (김건재)
Position: Drummer, Leader
Birthday: April 1, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
MBTI: ENTJ
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: geonjaykim

Geonjay Facts:
— Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts
— He’s also a member of APNEA.
— He, Hanjoo, Chunchu and Woonghee all enlisted in 2018.
— He has two cats, Mame and Azuki
— He is the person which brought Siliga Gel’s members together, since he is a neighborhood friend of Chunchu when they were kids and he already had a friendship with Wonghee that was neighborhood friend with Hanjoo
— He was first introduced to music by playing accompaniment at church and being in the band at school, but only got interested to really study music when he made friends in high school who were really good in it
— He is a metal allergic
— He likes things with a traditional/indigenous feeling, like Japanese art and music and funeral music of each country
— The song that influenced his musical life was ‘Viðrar vel til loftárása‘ by Sigur Ros.

Hanjoo


Stage Name: Hanjoo (한주)
Birth Name: Kim Hanjoo (김한주)
Position: Vocalist, Keyboardist, Pianist
Birthday: April 21, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 1,81 cm (5’9)
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
MBTI: ENFJ
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: kimhanjooo

Hanju Facts:
— Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts
— He, Geonjae, Chunchu and Woonghee all enlisted in 2018.
— He was a neighborhood friend with Wonghee
— He has a cat named Soba

— He can also play bass
— He used to have piano classes as a kid, his teacher recognized his talent and suggest him to learn classical music professionally
— When he started to be interested in composition, he entered in Yewon School and majored composition
— While he was studying at Yewon School he realized that he did prefer popular music despite classical music, then he entered at university and majored composition.
— All the members writes songs, but he is the one who writes more.
— He revealed at the Korean Music Awards ceremony that it was a quite difficult time when he composed Desert Eagle and NO PAIN. At the same time, he also said that he hoped the next winning song would not be one written during difficult times.
— He was greatly influenced by classical music. In particular, he mentioned that he was greatly shocked when he was studying classical music after hearing ‘Gaspard 3rd Movement Scarbo‘, one of Maurice Ravel‘s songs, and chose it as a song that greatly influenced his musical life.
— He has a deep affection for Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Ryuichi Sakamoto
— He always carry an iPad and a small book with him. It is said that he has a habit of taking notes and that he does almost everything on his iPad.
— He likes tofu dishes and cold noodles and can’t eat dairy products
─ He find the low-pitched tone is attractive.
─ In addition to Silica Gel, he is active in various fields such as ISVN games, art exhibitions, film music, producing and photo shoots.
─ He is also producing music for various artists such as Se So Neon, Card the Garden, and Sogumm. In particular, there is a lot of collaboration with Se So Neon. Se So Neon‘s vocalist So!YoON! also featured on Tik Tak Tok.
─ He also played the keyboard during a performance of the band Parasol.

 

Chunchu


Stage Name: Chunchu (춘추) [formerly Minsu (민수)]
Birth Name: Kim Minsu (김민수)
Position: Vocalist, Guitarist
Birthday: February 5, 1992
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
MBTI: INTP
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: kchunchu_92

Chunchu Facts:
— Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts
— He’s also known as Kim Chunchu (김춘추).
— He, Geonjae, Hanjoo and Woonghee all enlisted in 2018.
─ He has a cat called Rudy.
─ He get married since 17th June 2023.
— He used to have piano lessons when he was young and after a while he became interested in guitar and decided to be a guitarrist, but didn’t planed to be in a band.
─ When he entered college, he felt the need to not only play but also make music, which made him worry
─ He is the member who posts the most Instagram Lives in Silica Gel. Since he doesn’t usually go out and stays in his studio, there comes a point when he feels the need for social communication or gets bored, and that’s when he turns on the live show. He said he likes to talk nonsense, and it’s fun to see people’s reactions to those words.
─ Most of the guitars used on the silica gel stage belong to him.
─ Occasionally, he makes music and perform under the name ‘playbook.’ He chose this name because he thought it suited his work style, which involves playing with instruments alone and creating songs.
─ He has many nicknames. Peppertones Shin Jae-pyeong, Sunpung Obstetrics and Gynecology Ui-chan, Daedong Ui-chan, Spring Book, Chunju, Chunnyang, Professor Chun, etc. The most common title is Mr. Chunchu.
─  He had the idea that he should be an independent musician before being a member of a band, and that he wanted to make music that was opposite to the experimental music which could be made in Silica Gel and then released songs that he has been collecting for a long time. The album name is Playbook.
─ He is a huge music equipment fanatic. Silica Gel members are also said to receive help from Chunchu in matters related to equipment usage or malfunction.
─ It is said that he likes the act of reading itself, even if it is not necessarily a book.
─ He especially enjoys reading sound-related forums, music equipment manuals, mystery novels, and Namu Wiki.
─ He is said to particularly like Agatha Christie novels among mystery novels.
─ He also enjoys drawing due to the influence of his father, who graduated from the Department of Oriental Painting and worked in special makeup.
─ He said that when he was young, he once dreamed of majoring in painting.
─ Since his job is to make music, he said he need time to rest his ears, and that’s when he usually listen to classical music.
─ His favorite classical music is Baroque , especially Bach.
─ He likes Pat Messiny and the Beatles. In a recent interview, he chose Pat Messini’s ‘Beat 70’ as a song that influenced his music career.
─ He has an emotional personality and often cries while watching touching videos.
─ In addition to Silica Gel, he is active in various fields such as producing, arranging, and mixing music for content including movies.

Woonghee


Stage Name: Woonghee (웅희)
Birth Name: Choi Woonghee (최웅희)
Position: Bassist
Birthday: April 30, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
MBTI: ENFP
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: woonghee_man
Youtube: 채 웅희최 널

Woonghee Facts:

— He is also a member of Wah Wah Wah

— He was initially only a guest member for their debut EP, but, after the other members showed appreciation for his perseverance and hard work, he was then promoted to being an official member.

— He was originally a guitarist, but switched to being a bassist after Gyeongmo’s departure.
— He, Geonjae, Hanju and Chunchu all enlisted in 2018.
─ During my school days, while studying with the radio on until dawn, he first encountered rock genre and became interested in it after hearing Shin Hae-cheol‘s music on the radio. He said that from then on, he fell in love with music.
─ He is very good at n-line poetry.
─ He likes Next and The Beatles.
─ He also specialize in video work.
─ He directed Silica Gel’s ‘Realize‘ music video.
─ He is uploading videos of Silica Gel’s daily routine and behind-the-scenes work to his YouTube channel.
─ In addition to Silica Gel, he is also active in Wah wah wah.

Former Members:

Gyeongmo

Stage Name: Gyeongmo (경모)
Birth Name: Goo Gyeongmo (구경모)
Position: Bassist
Birthday: N/A
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
MBTI: N/A
Nationality: Korean

Gyeongmo Facts:
— He left the band on August 28, 2018.

Donghwa
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Stage Name: Donghwa (동화)
Birth Name: Kang Donghwa (강동화)
Position: VJ
Birthday: N/A
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
Nationality: Korean

Donghwa Facts:
— Was active until the release of Sister in September 2016.

Daehee
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Stage Name: Daehee (대희)
Birth Name: Lee Daehee (이대희)
Position: VJ
Birthday: N/A
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
Nationality: Korean

Daehee Facts:

Minyoung
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Stage Name: Minyoung (민영)
Birth Name: Kim Minyoung (김민영)
Position: VJ
Birthday: N/A
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Blood Type: N/A
Nationality: Korean

Minyoung Facts:

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