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KristeenYoung @ Pianos (158 Ludlow)

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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The best kept secret in music


“…(Kristeen) pounds the piano with more Rock Attitude than anyone since Jerry Lee himself. Kristeen Young is an opera-trained, rock and roll nutcase with fashion sense and an agenda-God help us.” – Grid Magazine

“Kristeen Young is an American original.” – Washington Post, Washington D.C.

“Excellent writing and great music in the experimental pop vein.” – Flipside Magazine

“She’s a punk piano princess.” – Hoofsip, Detroit, MI

“One listen is all it takes to fall in love with Kristeen. And that voice! Range and power that changes from innocence to destruction in a moment’s notice.”-Indie Street, Dallas, TX

“Beginning with a certain Kristeen Young…a movement has begun to take place. Don’t miss out.” – Hits Magazine

“She sure grabs your attention.” – Details Magazine

“Meet the female version of Folds, but much darker, with attitude…lots of attitude. Make no mistake, this singer/songwriter has her own unique signature.” – Keyboard Magazine

“Young could soon become a household name.” – Capital Times, Madison, WI

“…A talented alternative superstar in the making.” – Washington Times, Washington D.C.

“There’s guts in everything this “Enemy” does. Eclectic edges, hearty high notes, live-and-let-loose rock, there’s an underall outstanding oomph executed by the gut-tumbling drumbeats of this raw “little Indian”’s ensemble. – The Village Voice, New York, NY

“…Just great music, the kind of songwriting that we all feared was gone ten years ago.” - Sea of Tranquility, Louisville, KY

“Bursts of brilliance that keep me listening repeatedly.” – Big Shout, Wilmington, DE

“(Kristeen) has already earned the right to ascend to rock star status. Fame is just right around the corner for Kristeen Young.” – Flatiron Magazine, New York, NY

“(Kristeen) goes berserk with octave spanning vocals, orgasmic piano pounding, and moments of jaw-dropping musical audacity- just about the scariest thing I’ve ever heard.” – CMJ

“No mere ripoff, she’s got the voice and the ideas to pull it all off.” – Lollipop Music and Entertainment Magazine

“Hailed as one of the best live shows around, Kristeen’s music is powerful and honest, her vocal style arresting, and her stage presence full of energy.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO

“At a time in music when the independent female singer/songwriter/performer seems like a part of just another fad from a century gone by, Kristeen Young just might prove the world wrong with her greatest asset: the girl’s got soul- really!” The Aquarian Weekly, NJ

“Kristeen’s heavy piano/bass/drums informed rock is obnoxious and just plain good.” – YOURfLESh Quarterly

“Listen to the music, read the lyrics, stare at the doll on the cover. Soon you too will understand. Resistance is futile.” – WTSC Webpage

“…Moving from traditional classic grace to extremely hard-edged, consistently producing something different from the expected.” – The Source, Albany, NY

“She’s got it.” – Lillian Gish’s sister

- assorted


X (self-released, 2004)
Breasticles (N_Records, 2003)
Enemy (self-released, 1999)
Meet Miss Young and Her All Boy Band (World Domination, 1997)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Kristeen Young writes rock music on piano. It’s not goth/industrial slick. It’s not middle of the road nothing. It’s dissonant/energetic/adventurous-but-all-within-a-verse/chorus- context rock. There might be a languid moment, but it’s always surrounded by brashness. When was the last time you heard this type of music via piano?

Originally from St. Louis, MO., Kristeen now resides in New York City where she recorded her latest album, "X" (the roman numeral for "10", not the letter ‘X"), in early 2004. "X" was produced by Tony Visconti (Bowie, T.Rex), and includes a duet with Brian Molko of Placebo. It is a concept record (yes, concept record!) based on the Ten Commandments. Each song addresses a different commandment, but with an argument as to why it might be a good, or even fun, idea to break that commandment.

Her previous CD, "Breasticles" (2003), was also produced by Tony Visconti, and includes a duet with David Bowie.

Throughout 2003, Kristeen toured solo throughout Europe, including opening for Frank Black. Presently, she performs live with just her piano/keyboard and bombastic drummer, Jeff White. With the piano being played in an effected riff-oriented manner, just like a guitar, the sound is definitely rock. With Kristeen’s intense and unique presence, and distinctively flexible voice, it’s definitely rock for the 21st Century.

Kristeen Young has a formidable, worldwide following (d.i.y. built), and a REAL web presence. Feel free to google her at any time.