Erin Kim returns to Kollaboration Seattle as a guest judge this year. She was the inaugural Kollaboration Seattle grand prize winner, winning the competition last year with her original song “Slow Down.” She has done a couple notable cover videos on YouTube as well as featuring in two of Gowe’s music videos for “I Wonder” and “Star in My Eyes.“ She is currently a freshmen at Biola University in Southern California and returns to Seattle for this very special occasion.
CHASE ‘CHA CHA’ MALONE
Chase (Cha Cha) Malone is a Seattle native best known for his creative background. He is an illustrator with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation, dancer of 13 years and a singer-songwriter/producer of 10 years. In 2005 he appeared on an MTV Made episode as a bboy. His dancing in particular, has led him to be able to travel all over the world and is currently a loyal member of Art of Movement (AOM), a Seattle based b-boy crew established in 2002, which consists of 11 members. He is also currently composing songs for one of Korea’s music industry’s most talented artists; Jay Park, also a member of the AOM family. Together, they landed 2 consecutive weeks of winning Korea Music Bank as a #1 chart placement for the record titled “Abandoned“. Cha Cha also composed four-of-seven tracks on Jay Park’s first solo debut album, placing #3 on the Billboard world album charts on the first week.
Travis Graham is the frontman for local rock band, New Heights. The band has released three studio EP’s to their credit, including their first full-length album, “Something to Believe In” set for release in Sept. of 2011, and will be embarking on a 7-city tour this fall with Clara C. Their first music video for their single “Peaches“ has over 200,000 views and currently has two more videos set for debut, including collaborative works with South Korean pop star Brian Joo and Clara C.
With his band Daphne Loves Derby, and solo project Wolftron, Kenny Choi was one of the first artists in the world to use the internet as a primary source of promotion and fan base outreach. After graduating from high school, he signed onto Outlook-Universal Records, wrote three internationally released albums, and played almost one thousand shows with his band. Kenny is currently taking a break from music and is a senior at the University of Washington, in the department of Chemical Engineering.
Hoan Do is an inspirational speaker, acclaimed author of “Succeeding in the Real World,”and the recipient of the 2011 Verizon Wireless Motivator Award. Recognized as America’s #1 College Success Coach, he travels across North America speaking at colleges and high schools on the topics of leadership development, career success, and personal motivation. He has been featured in: The International Examiner, Northwest Asian Weekly, Seattle Chinese Times, Vivid Magazine and The Saigon Broadcasting Television Network.