Big Phony

Big Phony is the self-deprecating stage name of singer/songwriter Bobby Choy — but he’s the real deal. This Korean native got his start in New York, and has been slowly building a faithful fanbase for his sweet sounds since the mid-2000s.

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Seoul
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Jebi Dabang
Cafe by day, bar and music venue by night.
330-12 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Conrad Seoul
Luxury 5-star hotel in Seoul with gorgeous views of the Han River. 
10 Gukjegeumyung-ro 8-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul Record Fair
Record / music fair
177-41 Sajik-dong, Nam-gu, Kwangju, South Korea
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Hangang River
Rent bikes or picnic along the Hangang River
330 Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul
Centrally located upscale hotel near Shinnonhyeon Station. 
120 Bongeunsa-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Gwangjang Shijang
Traditional Korean marketplace.
88 Jongno 5(o).6(yuk)ga-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Veloso
Cafe, bar, and live music venue
46 Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Giblet Hotpot 곱창정골
Bar that offers soju, beer, and classic Korean tunes.
327-17 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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