26 June 2009

David Choi

I first ran into David Choi last year, on YouTube, looking for a pleasant and meaningful cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah -- needing to hear it from someone other than Leonard himself or the overplayed Rufus Wainwright.

I went on to discover the phenomenon of David Choi. David Choi writes and plays his own music and when doing covers does it all by ear. He has never taken voice lessons and took one guitar lesson before dropping it. Here is the listing of all of his own music from his CD, Only You (just click the name of the song to hear it):

Now David very very rarely grins or smiles in his videos and even had a video about not smiling. However, in this "cover" of the Super Marioland theme with Paul Dateh, it's all smiles. I don't know what to make of it, but it was very warming. I hope you enjoy David Choi the way I do.


  1. i love this guy! i only saw him a couple of times but i really like his voice. i like him just as much as i like melissa polinar.

    have u heard imogen heap's version of hallelujah? they used it for the oc. i really like it. bare accapela vocals and pitch perfect harmonies.

  2. @cb: and he never took a voice lesson. his whole story is wonderful. (i will have to look for imogen heap)