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A tribute to Jesse Younan

  • The Wesley Anne 250 High Street Northcote, VIC, 3070 Australia (map)

We'll be celebrating the life and legacy of acclaimed Australian singer songwriter, JESSE YOUNAN, at The Wesley Anne in Northcote.

The show will present an eclectic mix of remarkable artists, each playing tribute through the reinterpretation of Jesse's potent repertoire.

You don't want to miss this.

Featuring: Mike Elrington / Khristian Mizzi / Carolyn Oates / Emad Younan / Justin Yap & Nardia Brancatisano / Kev Murphy / Someday June / Luke Dylan Greenhatch / Anna Cordell / Betty France & Cate Jardine / Little Theatre / The People’s Choral Union and us! 

About Jesse

In February 2008, days after completing his 4th album, JESSE YOUNAN was diagnosed with Leukaemia. While fighting for his life, 'Good Day for a Migraine' was released to outstanding critical acclaim. Sadly, only months later, Jesse lost his battle. 

Every year since, friends, family and fans have gathered to honour Jesse's memory with the performance of his music, donating proceeds to the Leukaemia Foundation.

Those concerts inspired tribute album; 'Take Something Beautiful', featuring Jen Cloher, Jordie Lane, and Lucie Thorne, highlighting Jesse's masterful skills as poignant storyteller, while drawing a wider audience to his haunting melodies.JESSE YOUNAN left behind a rich catalogue of compelling music, available on Vitamin Records and iTunes, with further recordings yet to be released. 

Several tracks have featured on Australian Television Dramas including 'House Husbands' (channel 9), 'Packed to the Rafters' (7) and 'East of Everything' (ABC). A Documentary, second tribute album, and continuing concerts, including this unique event, will ensure Jesse's musical legacy lives on.

“There is no softness in a Jesse Younan song but there is much tenderness. By that I mean that he doesn’t avert his eyes, or yours, from harshness lived or observed ... Astonishingly good.” Bernard Zuel (SMH)

“Jesse Younan sets himself apart from the ‘another man, another guitar, another singer/songwriter’ pack in two ways. Firstly Younan’s is one of the more talented acoustic guitarists treading the boards, his fine picking style sitting him somewhere between the folk of Richard Thompson and the blues of Tim Buckley. And secondly the Tim Buckley comparison doesn't stop there, for there are moments, flashes, when Younan’s finely timbered mellifluous vocals begin to soar in a way that touches on the Buckleyesque.”Chris Peken (Alternative Media Group)

“Sydney singer-guitarist Jesse Younan has a percussive fingerpicking style reminiscent of sharpening knives, and he sure knows how to use them.”Michael Dwyer (The Age)“Yes, he would have been, and possibly is, one of our great songwriters.” Glenn Wright (Vitamin Records)

Earlier Event: October 31
The Guildford Family Hotel
Later Event: November 15
Littlefoot