Meet Jung Joon-young’s Former Band, Drug Restaurant
Drug Restaurant (Hangul: 드럭 레스토랑) is a South Korean rock band under C9 Entertainment. This band was known as the Jung Joon Young Band (JJY Band) (Hangul: 정준영밴드). The band was formed by Jung a year after he debuted as a solo singer in 2013. Drug Restaurant was a South Korean rock band, formed in Seoul, South Korea in 2014.
The band members included Jung Seok-won as a bassist, Jo Dae min (Dammit) as a guitarist, and Lee Hyun-gyu (Drok. Q) as a drummer. The Drug Restaurant released their debut album named Escape to Hangover, on May 27th, 2015. The name JJY Band changed the name into Drug Restaurant on May 20th, 2016, because they wanted to focus as one band rather than centering on Jung Joon Yong, the frontman vocalist. Let’s find out more about Drug Restaurant, Jong Joon-young’s former band in this article on Byeol Korea. Stay tuned!
Drug Restaurant Members Profile and Facts
The band released their debut album on May 27th, 2015. Later in 2016, they changed their name to Drug Restaurant, because they wanted to go with a name that focuses on the band as one.
- Debut: May 27th, 2015
- Disbanded: March 3rd, 2019
- Label: C9 Entertainment
- Daum Café
- Jo Dae Min @damonjoe/damonjoe
- Jung Seok Won @seokwon1106/seokwon1106
- Lee Hyun Gyu @drok.q
- Jung Joon Young @official_JYrock/sun4finger
Members’ Profiles and Facts
Profile of Jung Joon-young
Stage Name: Jung Joon-young (Hangeul: 정준영)
Full Name Name: Jung Joon-young (Hangeul: 정준영)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist, Rhythm Guitarist, Maknae
Date of Birth: February 21st, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 65 kg (143.3 lbs)
Facts of Joon Young:
– He was born in Indonesia and moved to South Korea when he was 18 years old.
– He joined the MNET reality television talent show, Superstar K4 in 2012, and finished in third place.
– He appeared in the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night Season 3 on KBS as the youngest participant.
– He got the opportunity to become a host of his own radio show titled MBC FM’s Jung Joon-young’s Simsimtapa in 2014.
– He made his screen debut in the drama Love Forecast in 2015.
– He can speak five different languages: Korean, English, Chinese, conversational Japanese, and Tagalog.
– He became a solo singer in 2013 releasing a mini-album and successfully winning the “New Male Solo Artist” award at the 3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards.
–He took private lessons for regular subjects, such as Math, English, piano, and violin rather than regular school education.
– He has got a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
– He decided to go to the Philippines doing missionary work, and taught Taekwondo and music to children in the Philippines.
– He was one of members of the choir that performed in front of the former president of the Philippines.
– He decided that he wanted to become a rock star after watching Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ show during his teenage years.
– In March 2019, he was involved in Seungri’s group chatroom that shares videos of women illegally and even promoted prostitution.
– On March 21st, 2019 he got arrested because of sex video scandals and got terminated from his label.
Profile of Dammit
Stage Name: Dammit (Hangeul: 담밑)
Full Name: Jo Daemin (Hangeul: 조대민)
Position: Guitarist, Sub-Vocalist
Date of Birth: July 12th, 1986
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
Facts of Dammit
– Dammit is a former member of the rock band Vanilla Unity that often appeared at Seo Taiji’s concerts.
– He got offered to join Joon Young’s music band, but at first he wasn’t sure about Joon Young’s musical character.
Profile of Seokwon
Stage Name: Seokwon (Hangeul: 석원)
Full Name: Jung Seokwon (Hangeul: 정석원)
Position: Bassist, Sub-Vocalist
Date of Birth: June 11th, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
– Seokwon was a member of Munch and Fantastic Drugstore before joining Jung Joon Young’s Band also known as Drug Restaurant.
Profile of Drok. Q
Stage Name: Drok. Q (Hangeul: 드록 규)
Full Name: Lee Hyun Gyu (Hangeul: 이현규)
Date of Birth: February 9th, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Drok. Q Facts:
– Drok. Q was a member of Munch before joining the band Drug Restaurant.
– He was also a Superstar K contestant, same as Jung Joon Young.