Biography

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Harrison Young is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio producer from just outside of New York City, currently living in The Hague, Netherlands.  In addition to playing and recording with his own bands, namely Little Neon, Earth Minor, EBE, and The Harrison Young Quartet, he has also appeared on numerous albums including metal queen Doro Pesch’s last release, “Raise Your Fist” and NYC Hip Hop Legend Talib Kweli’s album Gutter Rainbows, for which Harrison provided the iconic piano riff on the #1 iTunes single, ‘Cold Rain.’

In 2009, Harrison began touring the world with Doro as her keyboardist, appearing at festivals like Wacken, Graspop, and Sweden Rock, in addition to countless headline shows everywhere from Los Angeles to Moscow.  In May of 2013, he sang the official anthem of the inaugural Full Metal Cruise alongside Doro in front of hundreds of thousands of people at Hamburg Germany’s 824th Harbor Celebration.  In 2015, Harrison joined the metal band, U.D.O. as their keyboardist.  Fronted by former Accept singer, Udo Dirkschneider, the band embarked on a year long world tour in support of their latest album, with stops in Europe, Russia, South America, and more.

In addition to his work in the rock realm, Harrison is also an accomplished jazz artist.  He made his jazz debut in 2010 at the Detroit International Jazz Festival as the featured vocalist of the William Paterson University Jazz Septet alongside the late, great pianist, Professor Mulgrew Miller. Harrison released his first jazz album in 2012, entitled “Live In Shea 101” followed by an extensive tour of the United States with his psychedelic jazz group, The Harrison Young Quartet.

In 2016, Harrison embarked on his first solo tour of Russia, the highlight of which was a headlining set at the Everjazz International Jazz Festival in Yekaterinberg. Since then he has gone on to perform at the Chernihiv Jazz Open in Ukraine, the Jazz Waves at Lake Baikal Festival in Siberia, and this Summer he’ll perform at festivals in Minsk, Belarus and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Harrison has released 6 albums of original music under various monikers, the latest of which is a brand new Netherlands-based band called Little Neon. They will release their debut album soon, with two singles already available on iTunes and Spotify.

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