Southway is an Electronic Dance Performance (EDP) duo consisting of Shaun Jason from Bristol (UK) and Shiun Kim from Seoul (South Korea). The two met dancing at a club on Christmas Eve in Seoul, 2008. Shaun started Southway initially as a solo project when he was couch-surfing his way across the US., and after spending many years living in Venice Beach, Los Angeles and San Francisco, it was in 2008 that he moved to Seoul.
Having previously released the first two Southway albums ‘Electroganic’ (2004) and ‘Somapop’ (2007), Shaun continued writing and recording whilst touring South Korea and Asia, which led to the completion of the third Southway album, aptly titled 'Suitcase' (2009). It was at this time when Shaun met Shiun, who was training as a theatrical performance artist. This is when they first started playing music and touring together.
After a two-year tour that covered dates in Asia and the USA, Shaun and Shiun moved to London, UK. In London they began work on the next Southway album titled ‘The World Outside’, which was their first as a duo, incorporating a new re-invented and New Wave influenced electronic dance sound.
From the band’s formation, they have been keeping active in both the UK, Europe and South Korea to build a presence in multiple regions simultaneously. They are currently based in London. Since they met, Southway have been playing live constantly, with performances at clubs & festivals across three continents, including the Hyundai Card Super Concert at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul with Muse, Metallica and Iggy Pop, Shenzhen Midi Festival in Shenzhen China, Bristol Harbour Festival, UK and the Edinburgh International Festival, UK, plus many more.
At their performances alone, as independent unsigned artists they have sold over 5000 CD’s. They continue to spread their music, with numerous radio and TV appearances to their credit, including a 30 minute TV special on EBS TV as well as a 2016 performance on Huaren TV, their first ever appearance for Chinese television.