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The Whales Members Profile

The Whales Members Profile

The Whales (더 웨일즈) is a Korean Rock band formed through the survival program Superband 2. The group consists of 4 members: YangJang Semin, Kim Joonseo, Jung Sukhoon and Cho Kihun. They debuted on January 1, 2022 with the song “The Whales.” Kim Hangyeom left the band on April 4, 2022.

The Whales Fandom Name: Soundwaves (음파/umpah)
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The Whales Official Accounts:
Instagram: thewhales_official
Youtube: The Whales

The Whales Members Profile:
Jung Sukhoon

Birth Name: Jung Sukhoon(정석훈)
Position: Guitarist
Birthday: July 9, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Blood Type:
Instagram: _sk0on
Youtube: 서쿤
Soundcloud: SKOON

Jung Sukhoon Facts:
– Education: Department of Applied Music, Ahyeon Industrial Information School (graduated), Seoul Institute of the Arts, Department of Applied Music (graduated).
– He is a member of the band Paperbrick.
-His nicknames are Seokun and Dark-kun.
-His friends used to call him David when he studied abroad for a short time.
-He is an active session band member of artists like IU, Sam Kim, Ha Sungwoon, and other Antenna Artists.
-He’s an only child.
-Once during their Naver partyroom, he said that he wasn’t interested in any school club, but he did join his school’s jelly eating club.

YangJang Semin

Birth Name: YangJang Semin (양장세민)
Position: Bassist & Frontman
Birthday: November 23, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
Blood Type:
Instagram: yangjang_p
Youtube: 양장 YANGJANG

YangJang Semin Facts:
– Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School, Department of Applied Music (graduated); Seokyeong University, Department of Applied Music (leave of absence)
-He was in a band named Binari and was the leader before they decided to disband a few months before his application to SuperBand2.
-His nicknames are Yangjang and Yangjang P.
-His English name is Sam (his relatives gave it to him while staying abroad).
-He is an only child.

Kim Joonseo

Birth Name: Kim Joonseo (김준서)
Position: Piano & Keyboard
Birthday: May 8, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Blood Type:
Instagram: joonseojoon
Youtube: 김준서/junseo kim (inactive)
Soundcloud: Joonseo

Kim Joonseo Facts:
– Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (School of Music, Applied Music)
– Awards: Kyunghyang Practical Music Competition, The 12th Musical Instruments Division High School Gold Award, 14th Musical Instruments College, Winner of the JYP Youth Composer Contest (Grafolio)
– He is friends with Kim Young-so of Hoppipolla. They met at a trend practical music competition.
– He was admitted to Berkeley College of Music at the age of 20, but it’s said to be on hold.
-He helped write the lyrics for their debut song.
-The members sometimes call him Potato and Mr. Potato.
-His pastor chose the English name Shane for him.
-He was in a jazz trio group named Q Tet (큐텟).
-He has a younger brother.

Cho Kihun

Birth Name: Cho Kihun (조기훈)
Position: Drummer
Birthday: March 23, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 182 cm (5’11″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: groove_j
Youtube: groove j

Cho Kihun Facts:
– Education: Seoul Practical Music High School (Graduated), Seoul Institute of the Arts (Graduated)
– He is a Christian and began to play the drums at his church.
– Seoul Institute of the Arts selected 6 drummers, and 3 of them are students of Jo Ki-hoon.
– He says his favorite movie is “Ratatouille”.
– He was unable to perform on stage in the first round of the Superband2 final due to an injury during practice.
-His nickname is Bboozza.
-He has an older brother that is a guitarist for Antenna Artists.
-Former Wanna One member Kim Jaehwan is his close friend.
-He was supposed to form a band with LUCY’s bassist and producer Cho Wonsang and Wanna One’s Kim Jaehwan, but refused the offer because he said he was not ready to debut yet.

Former Member:
Kim Hangyeom

Birth Name: Kim Hamgyeom (김한겸)
Position: Vocalist & Guitarist
Birthday: September 30, 2003
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 178 cm (5’10″)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: i_d_f_a_han
Youtube:  김한겸

Kim Hamgyeom Facts:
– Education: Currently attending Lira Art High School, Department of Video and Music Contents, Seoul Institute of the Arts Department of Music (Practical Music).
– As a child, he lived in Irvine, California for several years.
– His favorite movie is “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
-He helped write the lyrics for their debut song.
-He left the group on April 4, 2022 due to differences between the music he wants to pursue and the direction The Whales want to pursue.

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