In July 2008 Australia and the world lost a brilliant singer and songwriter, Jesse Younan aged 35, far too early for people to fully appreciate his incredible talent. Just days after he finished recording his remarkable album ‘A Good Day for a Migraine’ he was admitted to hospital with acute myeloid leukemia. He passed away shortly after the album was released to outstanding critical acclaim.
Jesse’s combination of haunted vocals and hypnotic guitar playing affects even the most diverse of audiences. His passionate performances reveal a gift for capturing the machinations of the human heart in song.
“…Nick Drake, Iron & Wine, Gary Jules, M. Ward, Cat Stevens, Bright Eyes and Devendra Banhart… Younan stands proudly amongst them all, as a spectacular testament to the beauty that can be extracted from six guitar strings and some vocal cords.” Faster Louder
“Eclectic as it is technically impressive, Younan is just at home playing moody-middle eastern tinged fingerpicking ditties as he is a sweet lovesick ballad or dirty acoustic blues”
Jesse left behind a rich catalogue of beautiful and haunting songs that can be found on releases available through Vitamin Records (ww.vitamin.net.au) and iTunes.
On Friday October 3rd, Emad Younan returns to Melbourne to perform the songs by the brilliant singer/songwriter, his brother the late Jesse Younan.