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KRISTEENYOUNG @ Santo's Party House

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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"Young is a mistress of melodrama, unleashing intense vocals that somehow manage to simultaneously seduce and terrify.” -Time Out Chicago

“Her time in the rock trenches translates into a commanding, hypnotic stage presence that can turn a grand theater into a small club, and turn a small club into a rock cathedral.” -Time Out Chicago

“The music they make is a kaleidoscope of swirling melodies, crashing drums and slow building tension that explodes in a swirling landscape of sound packed with energy and theatricality.” -Daily Times

“Imagine a more modern Siouxie and the Banshees, or Missing Person’s Dale Bozio if she sang better, and you’ve only scratched the surface of their eccentric, fun but thought provoking music.” -Palm Beach Post

“Young’s wailing soprano is a gift, one that she wields with a powerful hand.” -Myrtle Beach Online

“Sounding like nothing before, the record is a barrage of melody. Young wails on the keyboard like a guitar while her sole band mate, drummer ‘Baby’ Jeff White invokes loud yet precise thrashing, like two trains colliding in secret” -NY Press

“Young attacks a piano like a like a punk rocker assaulting a guitar. Lyrically dense and sonically intense…” -Dallas Voice

"....In all the dissonance, brutally revealing lyrics and surreal vocals, Young has her finger on the trigger in full control." -the Baltimore Sun

"....she gives one hell of a performance." the Badger Herald

"She sings about the way we live when we are prevented from living the way we'd like to. The sound is as good as you'll ever hear in modern music. We scan the British pop charts in the hopeless quest for something different. Kristeen Young frees us from this." -Morrissey

.....the duo is a fiery, swirling funhouse born from the depths of the wild, wild west and sinister carnival sideshows." -CMJ

"....violent piano pounding, solid rock voice and catchy tunes."

- various

We have tons of great press...including Time Out New York, and Time Out London. If you'd like to see a full press packet. Please write to - Girlie Action


Music For Strippers, Hookers, & the Odd On-Looker (MARCH 2009)



We, KRISTEENYOUNG (all caps, no space), are a piano/keyboard and drums duo....very bombastic and fiery....rock and roll piano how it used to be.....but modern....dissonant and bashing. My vocals are what some have kindly called distinctive and I use a wide range.....sometimes they border on operatic. I also write all of our music and words (God bless Dorothy Parker). My drummer, Baby Jef, will one day be a household name, just like Desonex...and how many drummers can you say that about these days? We just finished a new album (produced by Tony Visconti) called: Music for Strippers, Hookers, and the Odd On-Looker (that includes a duet called "That's What It Takes, Dear" with Patrick Vaughn Stump of Fall Out Boy). We also headlined the o2/mtv stage at the Hyde Park Festival in London (july 2008). We spent the last two years playing 120 shows with Morrissey, as his opening band.....this included shows all over the States, Mexico, the UK and Europe. We also toured, as opening band, with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in November and December of 2007. In December of 2008, we toured on our own, in clubs (including The Knitting Factory and Hotel Cafe in LA) all across the U.S. Every show sold out.

New York City is our current place of residence, but we are originally from St. Louis, Missouri.

For more info and press....please go to For a full press package...please contact Aleix Martinez at Girlie Action PR.