Originally from the island of O`ahu, Daniel Pak is a singer, songwriter, and producer residing in Seattle, Washington. As frontman for Kore Ionz, Pak has shared the stage with many of reggae’s trailblazers, including The Wailers, Steel Pulse, and Toots and the Maytals. In 2011, “Love You Better,” his “poignant love letter,” as The International Examiner calls it, rose to #1 on commercial radio in Hawai`i.
Performing as a solo artist since 2018, Pak has shared the stage with Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam) and Sir Mix-a-Lot, and is currently working on new music with Eric Lilavois (My Chemical Romance), Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soundgarden), and Thaddeus Turner (Digable Planets). Pak has performed at events for Washington state Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and King County Executive Dow Constantine.
Pak is also the co-founder and executive director of Totem Star, a nonprofit youth record label that for twelve years has supported the artistic development and mentorship of nearly 5,000 aspiring young recording artists in the greater Seattle area. Pak now leads Totem Star’s current efforts to build a 2,000 sq ft new home and recording studio at historic Seattle landmark King Street Station in partnership with the City of Seattle.
Pak serves as co-chair of the Seattle Music Commission and as a Trustee for The Bush School. In November 2022 he was inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame along with Chloe Kim, Margaret Cho, Tia Carrere, and Hiro Yamamoto (Soundgarden).
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