Independent Christian artist Andrew Kwon was born in Korea and moved to Portland, OR at the age of 10. It was at an early age when he developed a love of music while listening to mostly R&B and Hip Hop. Singing became his passion and eventually he began writing his own music and recording demos at local studios. When he was 16 he moved to Korea and joined a pop group as the lead singer. They toured all over Korea for several years. Although it was a memorable experience for him, the highs and lows of the entertainment industry were overwhelming and he moved back to the US.
In 2000, he had a personal encounter with Jesus. He decided to dedicate his life and the gifts God had given him to make music for Him alone. He recorded his first gospel album titled,“Armor of God” in Kansas City, MO. Years later, Andrew recorded the 2nd album, “All in all” in Los Angeles, CA. Simultaneously, while working on this album, Andrew studied church music at Portland Bible College and graduated as a Voice Major. He also worked as a Music Director and Youth Pastor at his church for many years and continued to work on other Christian artists' albums by arranging and singing background vocals. Currently, Andrew resides in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife of 18 years and three daughters. He has a heart for missions and went to many trips to the Philippines and Thailand ministering through songs and help build shelters for people in need. He wants to use music as a vehicle to reach many lives to Christ. His goal is to inspire, and bring hope to the listeners.
Song releases and recognitions:
2004 Armor of God album released (12 songs)
2004 Sang national anthem for Portland Trailblazers game at the Rose Garden
2006 All in all album released (11 songs)
2013 “Speak of You” single released
2014 Winner of Indie Music Channel Awards “Best contemporary Christian male artist”, and “Best contemporary Christian song (Let all the earth)”
2014 “Day of salvation” single released
2014 “Mighty Rain” single released
2019 “Face to face” single released
Welcome to Indie Gospel Artists Andrew... I have listened to "Let All the Earth" ... love that click beat ... nice song ... but .... "Speak Of You" is really good, I am listening for the 2nd time ... The beat is right, texture of vocal and lyrics is right there, the lead into chorus wow! You are there as the listener... This song will be an H/M tonight on my list of the top 20... H/M Honorable Mention. Congratulations... this is an awesome song... Good Job... Blessings James
Andrew, you are welcome ... By the Way .... if you stop by My Page at http://indiegospel.org/profile/JamesBanfield797 there is a list of songs which are the current Top 20 for Feb. just below that is a text box which I use for comments on the organization, notes to the members and a breakdown of the Top 20 songs and what I think about each song and where it sits in the mix. just below #20 are #21 and #22.. sometimes I forget to put the caption, "Honorable Mentions" but all the songs in the player after #20 are in fact Honorable Mentions. Your song is in there. OK now its my turn ... the intro using the high register of the Piano... is that the basic of the song that got you going on the song itself? Here is why I feel it was.... even when you are not doing it in the song, I hear it in my mind, even the lower harmony instead of high harmony is there in my mind and when you hit it, it sent chills up my spine! ... Now the lyrics, you have done something with the texture of the verse, the listener catches themselves hangin on every word. and in the second verse that low harmony comes in and it blows me away! Here is my question which I would like to put in the text box after your song description .... "Andrew, what gave you the idea of "Speaking (and Testifying) of Jesus?" WE gotta know ... Blessings to you my friend... wow... In Him, JB