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 The Cards, Little Neon, Earth Minor, EBE, and The Harrison Young Quartet, he is also well known for his work with artists like metal queen Doro Pesch, former Accept singer Udo Dirkschneider, and hip hop legend Talib Kweli, whose single, ‘Cold Rain’ features Harrison on piano.
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 headlining 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.
In addition to his work in the rock realm, Harrison is also a jazz singer, trombonist, and big band arranger. 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 a tour of the United States with his experimental jazz group, The Harrison Young Quartet.
Since 2016, Harrison has toured primarily as a solo artist with small combos and big bands all over Europe and Russia, playing clubs, theaters, and philharmonic halls everywhere from the Sea of Japan to the Port of Rotterdam. He has also performed headlining sets at festivals like Everjazz International Jazz Festival (Russia), Chernihiv Jazz Open (Ukraine), Jazz Waves at Lake Baikal Festival (Siberia), Jazz in The Upper Town Festival (Belarus), North Sea Round Town (The Netherlands), and more to come at Culemborg Blues (Netherlands), Tegelen Bluesrock Festival (Netherlands) and beyond. In 2018, Harrison was given the honor of performing for an audience of global leaders including Her Majesty, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands at the opening ceremony of the One Young World global peace conference in The Hague.
Harrison has released 7 albums of original music under several names (EBE, Earth Minor, Little Neon, & more). His latest album release is with a brand new international Blues/Rock power trio called The Cards, featuring legendary British guitarist Paul Quinn and Dutch drummer Koen Herfst. Their self-titled debut album is now available worldwide at www.thecardsofficial.com.
You can listen to Harrison’s full discography on Spotify at tiny.cc/hydiscog.