Noah Young is a local Fremantle musician who started his music career with 2 songs and a dusty old six-string busking on the streets of Fremantle. With no equipment yet, he learnt to project his voice to echo through the streets and catch the ears of locals and tourists alike. Bending blues ballads for bread and bean money lovingly given by his hometown folk!
After building his musical repertoire and notoriety in Fremantle, he quickly realised that sustaining the 9-5 job and building a music career at the same time was draining. In AUG ‘19, he decided it was time to pack up and hit the road to travel and play music full time. Spending JAN–MAR 2020 in Yulara NT, doing a residency at the Outback Pioneer Hotel playing six nights a week. Rushing home just in time for LOCKDOWN.
Come July again, Noah took his Blues/Roots Rock feel to Backyards, Breweries and Bars between Esperance and Broome. Opening for the Waifs in Feb ’21 and sporting short Freo residencies between Southwest Tours and Festival Performances such as “Strings Attached” in Margaret River. Originally in his Triton Ute, spending nights playing Tetris just to be able to lay his head down, Noah decided it was time to upgrade to something more comfortable.
This is when BESSIE, the 8 metre long 4.4 TONNE School Bus came into the scene. After 2 long years gigging, touring, and working odd jobs to get her over the pits and kitted out, Noah toured from Perth to Broome, playing almost every town in between and although the adventure was everything, he dreamed of he decided it was time for a break. “Working for 3+ years to make a dream come true can take a toll on the old’ noggin’.
” One can’t quite put Youngs sound into any singular category. His covers and originals have influences coming from classic Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Rock. Mr. Young’s sound is unlike what you’ve heard before and will have you second guessing if you know the cover he’s singing. His mixed genre inspiration is perfectly paired with a deep & gravelly voice in contrast to his “clean” vocal moments.
Young will have most eyes on him within the first lyric, top air killer vocals with swaying guitar riffs and thumping foot percussion, one can gain a glimpse of what a live experience of song and story Noah Young Provides. Now taking a three-month hiatus in Esperance, Noah Young will be back on the road in his big orange bus again soon with an Album in the works.