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"Apollo Bay Music Festival -"

"It was an absolute delight having Beau Young playing at the 2007 Apollo Bay Music Festival. Beau's heartfelt lyrics, infectious melodies and the fact that he is an awesome guy impressed so many punters. I have been stopped by so many people in town who are raving about him and how he was their favourite performer over the weekend"

"The Beau Young Band was one of those bands at the 2007 Apollo Bay Music Festival that everybody was frothing over.

Definitely one of this year's stand out performances".

- Will Cox / Artist Programmer - Apollo Bay Music Festival - Will Cox / Festival Programmer


"Waves of Change LP review"

"Beau Young is yet another that has come onto the scene straight out of Australia.

With vocals similar to Xavier Rudd and a feel bordering on Bob Dylan.

He is an incredibly talented songwriter, crafting some of the most beautiful lyrics ever written.

Beau Young is as talented as they come, and despite the ever-growing surf music trend, he and his recordings are the real deal".

- Tony Gissondi / THISisMODERN.net

- Tony Gissondi / THISisMODERN.net


Discography

"Waves Of Change" LP - 2005
(Independent / MGM Distribution, Australia)
Australia and Japan
Track List:
1. Simple Things
2. Just A Memory
3. Daily Thoughts
4. Wilderness to the Wonderland
5. je taime
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Peace Be With You
8. Mangoes
9. Count Me In (w/Will Conner)
10. Gran and the Kit Kat guy
11. Everday Everway
12. It Aint Easy
13. Jesus and Buddha
14. Mother Ocean

"STILL" EP CD/DVD - 2006
(Independent / MGM Distribution, Australia)
Australia and Japan
Track List: CD
1. We've Got It Made
2. Do honey Do
3. 48 Shades
4. Waves of Change (live)
5. Wilderness to the Wonderland (live)
6. Jesus and Buddha (live)

"One Step At A Time" LP - September 2009.
Independent website exclusive release through See-Green Records.

1. One Step at a Time
2. Divine
3. White Horses
4. Forty Eight Shades
5. Gypsy Life
6. Been a While
7. Since I Met You
8. Gliding on Glass
9. Back Home
10. We've Got it Made
11. Now There's You
12. Drifting Away

SOUNDTRACKS:
Film: "48 Shades" The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Universal)
Songs:
title track "48 Shades",
"Peace Be With You"
"Just a Memory"
"Count Me In"

COMPILATIONS
Compilation: Weekend Sessions (Liberation) 2005
Song: "It Aint Easy"

Compilation: "Beautiful Songs" (Warner Music, Japan
Song: "Peace Be With You"
sold over 1million copies
Chart #1 album & #12 album for the year of 2006 (Oricon)
Gold Disc Award
“Album of the Year” (RIAJ 21st annual awards)2007

Compilation: "Delightful Rain" (Bombora Records) 2006
Song: "Simple Ben"

Compilation: 15th Annual East Coast Blues & Roots Festival
Song: "Jesus & Buddha"

Compilation: "Beautiful Songs" Vol2 (Warner Music, Japan) Sep 07
Song: "Just a Memory"

Compilation: "Sunday Sounds" Vol 2
(Sunday Herald newspaper promotion- circulation 615,000)
Song: "Waves of Change"

DVD's
DVD: "FIRSTHAND" - Beau Young Vol 5 - FUEL TV
Songs:
"Waves of Change"
"Count Me In"
"Jesus & Buddha"
"It Aint Easy"

DVD: "STYLE" (Longboard)
Songs:
"Wilderness to the Wonderland"
"Count Me In"
"It Aint Easy"

DVD: "LUMINARY" (Longboard)
Songs:
"Waves of Change"
"It Aint Easy"

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Bio


Introducing singer, songwriter, musician and coincidentally, world champion surfer, Beau Young.

Having grown up with surfing in his vein’s, a connection and love of the ocean from a very young age was inevitable. Beau’s father Nat Young is considered one of the greatest ambassadors in the history of surfing, not only for his talent and champion status on riding a wave’s canvas but also for his belief in its artistic expression.

Naturally following in his father’s footsteps, Beau’s success as a professional surfer earned him the highest status in being crowned the World Champion both in 2000 and again in 2003. Beau feels being Nat’s son is “the greatest gift I have been able to receive as a son within this surfing family is a love of the ocean and concerns for its protection, surfing is for fun and for everyone, it has guided me to make music from the heart and without both the sea and music I could never truly express my thoughts, not only for myself but for so many others”.

Inspired and thus spurred on by his friend Ben Harper, Beau has turned his energy, to his love of music. And now we have the dedicated musician, the philosophical muse...

Long before leaving the competitive world of surfing Beau had been writing songs, this inclination sparked as a youngster on many long coastal drives with his family. Growing up to the sounds of J.J.Cale, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and early Rolling Stones recordings. Those influences still shine as Beau’s most definitive to date, along with the with more recent influence in Talking Heads, Tracy Chapman Paul Simon’s, Gracelands, The Velvet Underground and Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah. Beau’s influences are of a varied degree that continues to grow.

It was in 2005 that saw his debut album “Waves of Change” released, in both Australia and Japan.
The album debuted at #13 on the independent charts in Australia, reaching to #10 in the following weeks. Beau has gained a widespread audience for his sound and diversity within the folk rock genre. It is evident in his songs, such as “Peace Be with You” that his many years travelling and experiencing cultural diversity, have added greatly to his lyrical content.
“Such is the fortune of having been able to travel much as I have, to so many beautiful places and having met so many people along the way, this album could never have truly conveyed how strongly I feel for the planet and all of us connecting as one large group”.

2006 saw the release of his latest EP “STILL” in Australia and Japan. A deluxe dual CD/DVD featuring the single “Forty Eight Shades”, a song Beau was approached to write and record as the title soundtrack for the Australian film 48 Shades, which was released nationally in cinemas in August 2006.

Beau has experienced an incredible 2 years with his music from the release of his debut album internationally, and his EP release in both Australia and Japan. His music has been included on several compilations, including “Beautiful Songs 1” in Japan (Warner Music) and the recently released “Delightful Rain” CD, a celebration of Australian surf music, in which he had the honour to record the classic “Simple Ben”, taken from the Morning of the Earth surf film soundtrack.

Beau has toured to Japan (x 4), Italy, France, Germany, Portugal and Spain. In Australia, Beau has done his first headline tour of the East Coast and has performed at many of Australia’s most respected festivals, including; East Cost Blues & Roots 04, the Queenscliff Music Festival 2005, Homebake 2005, The Feel Good Festival at Luna Park on New Year’s Day 2006, the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach 2006, Apollo Bay Music Festival 2007 and the GreenRoom Festivals, Japan, Adelaide International Guitar Festival 2007.
2007 solo tour of Europe including U.K, Germany & Portugal in September 2007. 2008 East Coast Blues & Roots Festival. Upcoming international shows including the Unleashed Music Festival - U.K., European Tour Jul/Aug and continuing with a tour of Japan in September.

Along with his core career in the folk rock / acoustic genre, Beau was approached to write a theme song for a children’s Toy release ‘Anamalz’, which has now lead to spending the latter half of 2007 & 2008 writing, recording and co producing (with Paul Pilsneniks at Studio’s 301) a full length children’s album “Wild Anamalz” which is to be released world wide in association with the toy range release, starting in the Australia April 2008, followed by the U.S. and Europe in October 2008. Further information on ‘Anamalz’ can be found at www.anamalz.com.

www.myspace.com/beauyoungband

* whilst Beau retired from professional competitive surfing in 2003, he still remains the "face" of 'Bear Surfboards' (headquarters Italy) and continues to grace the covers and television of lifestyle & surfing media worldwide.