2020 - Jesse Younan Tribute Show
The Jesse Younan Tribute 2020 will be online via the Jesse Younan Facebook page (@jesseyounan) on Wednesday 30 July 2020. There will be no live performance this year due to Covid-19. We have an array of over 30 brilliant acts performing the songs of Jesse Younan. We hope to return to a live tribute in 2021

2019 -  Jesse Younan Tribute Show in Sydney


2018 -  Jesse Younan Ten Year Anniversary Tribute Show in Melbourne


2018 -  Jesse Younan Ten Year Anniversary Tribute Show in Sydney


2017 -  Jesse Younan Tribute Show in Melbourne

2017 -  Jesse Younan Tribute Show in Sydney


2016 -  Jesse Younan Tribute Show in Melbourne


2015 -  Jesse Younan Tribute Show in Melbourne

2015 -  Jesse Younan Tribute Show in Sydney

2014 - A Tribute to Jesse Younan (Melbourne Show)

Featuring Emad Younan and special guests Ben Whiting & Anna Cordell at Northcote Social Club on Friday 3 October.


2014 - Jesse Younan Tribute Show (#7)

Jesse Younan Tribute is taking place this year at the Vanguard Hotel on Friday 18 July, 2014.

A collection of amazing artists will perform songs by the late Jesse Younan at this intimate venue.

We hope you can attend.


2013 - Emad Younan performing in Melbourne


July 2013 - Jesse Younan Tribute Show (#6)

The Jesse Younan Tribute is taking place this year at the Annandale Hotel on Friday 19 July, 2013..

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2013 - Emad Younan performing the music of Jesse Younan

July 2012 - Jesse Younan Tribute Show (#5)

For more details & tickets click here

May 2012 - Take SomethingBeautiful - Tribute Album released

‘Take Something Beautiful’ brings together some of Australia’s finest independent talent to interpret Jesse Younan’s songs in a fitting tribute to an extraordinary artist.
Abbe May
Lucie Thorne
Jordie Lane
Jai Pyne (The Paper Scissors)
Jen Cloher
Emily Lubitz (Tinpan Orange)
Greg J Walker (Machine Translations)
Cameron Potts & Gabby Huber (Dead Letter Chorus)
M Jack Bee

Listen to songs from the tribute album - www.takesomethingbeautiful.com

June 2012 - Emad Younan performing the music of Jesse Younan

Friday 29th June, 2012 - Sapho Books, Cafe and Wine Bar, Glebe - 7.30pm

Tuesday 3rd July, 2012 - The Tipple Bar, Surry Hills - 7.30pm

July 2011 - Jesse Younan Tribute Show (#4)

November 2010 - Watch Jesse's video "Bea"

July 2010 - Jesse Younan Tribute Show (Number 3)

March 2010 - Video's from Jesse's Tribute Show live at The Gaelic Club

Dropmotive performing Swing

MEZA performing Hot Shot

Joey Rocket performing Stoic Fate

July 2009 - Jesse Younan Memorial Show

February 2009 - Jesse Younan Documentary "BLACKDOG, BLOWFLY & THE QUEEN"
Alex Barry from magicreal picture company is in the process of making a documentary about Jesse.
Alex is looking for any video footage, photos or stories about Jesse to help with the film.

If you have any footage or a story you'd like to share, please email Alex at memoriesofjesse@hotmail.com

For more information visit:

October 2008 - Tribute Show on 12th December 2008

22nd July 2008 - Jesse Has Passed Away
Jesse Younan
21.5.1973 - 22.7.2008

On Tuesday afternoon 22nd July, 2008 singer songwriter Jesse Younan died in hospital in Sydney with his family at his side. He was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in February 2008 and had been receiving treatment in hospital, during which time he displayed an incredible will to live.

Jesse leaves behind his mother Nadia and father Tony, his brother Emad and his daughter Ella from a previous relationship.

Jesse was laid to rest at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney on 25th July 2008.

The eulogy & funeral homily are available to read.

Messages can be posted on myspace.com/jesseyounan.

A self-taught musician, Jesse Younan started playing the guitar when he was six years old. His early memories of playing the guitar involved recording music from the radio and then playing along with his favourite bands. His playing has been compared to guitarists such as Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and John Martyn. However, Jesse Younan's sound is unique - a gorgeous fusion of folk, blues and the music he heard as a young boy. A gifted lyricist, his heartbreaking songs of love and struggle are carried by a distinctive, deep voice full of emotion.

Jesse said of his music "I don't sound like Robert Johnson, but the way I approach music is similar to the blues. Both have honesty and rawness at the root of them. It's about making the soul audible."

Jesse was very proud of his recent album 'A Good Day for a Migraine' which he completed just days before being diagnosed with leukemia. He was ill while recording the album (he also finished writing some of the songs during this period) - although no one was aware of how seriously ill he was and just how much he had pushed himself. Jesse was determined to finish the album and have it released. Well known as a spellbinding performer, he was very much looking forward to 'trying the songs out' on live audiences.

The album has received outstanding critical acclaim and an ever increasing number of fans who have been deeply moved by his unique, beautiful singing and songwriting. Jesse was very appreciative of the many messages of support from fans and the reaction to his album.

Music was central to Jesse's life. His experiences were channelled through guitar and voice - his music remains as a gift to us all.

Other Websites:

Australia Loses One Of It's Most Original Voices - The Australian

July 2008
Two New Videos On YouTube
Black Market (Live)

Mud Honeymoon (Live)

July 2008
New CD Reviews including one in the Courier-Mail - see MEDIA

June 2008
Drum Media CD Review

May 2008
4 CD Reviews & An Interview
The Age, The Brag & Alternative Media Group have reviewed A Good Day For A Migraine.
Beat Magazine has also recently published an interview with Jesse.

Read them here

The Sydney Morning Herald published this review by Bernard Zuel on 24/5/08:

May 2008
Request "Blowfly" or "Take Something Beautiful" on Triple J !!!

"Blowfly" & "Take Something Beautiful" have been played a few times on Triple J!
If you want to hear Jesse on the radio, you can request these songs on the Triple J website...
Or call SuperRequest from 6pm (AEST) each night on 1800 055 536.

April 2008
Jesse Diagnosed With Leukaemia

On Monday 18th February Jesse Younan was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with a
serious but treatable illness. Jesse had, only 2 days prior completed his new album, A Good Day for a Migraine.
Jesse is currently undergoing treatment and the prognosis is positive.

He hopes to be back making music and playing gigs before the end of the year
but for now is keen for people to listen to and enjoy his latest album - A Good Day For a Migraine.

To send well wishes email Jesse - jessegetwell@hotmail.com

April 2008
A Good Day For A Migraine On Radio
A Good Day For A Migraine will be featured on the following radio stations:

Tues 29th April, 9.15pm – ‘Into the Pines’ with Dave Regos, FBI RADIO SYDNEY www.fbi.org.au
Thu 1st May, 9am – ‘Diversity & Talk’ with Quentin Ellison 4ZZZ FM BRISBANE www.4zzzfm.org.au
Thu 1st May, 12pm – ‘Breaking & Entering’ with Lauren Taylor, TRIPLE R MELBOURNE
Sat 3rd May, 2pm – ‘Open Range’ with Sarah Tomlinson, RADIO ADELAIDE www.radio.adelaide.edu.au 

April 2008
Jesse 's new CD "A Good Day For A Migraine"
A Good Day For A Migraine is available NOW through Vitamin Records


Listen to songs from the new CD at www.myspace.com/jesseyounan

Jesse at the Wesley Anne Hotel in VIC

Photo by Anne Rosenzweig

November 2007
Check out Jesse's video QUEENY on YouTube

September 2007
Jesse is playing some shows in Byron Bay at the moment and is heading to
Melbourne in October
Keep an eye on GIGS for details

December 2006
The Peats Ridge Music Festival
Sat 30th December at 1pm
In the Chai Tent

For more info visit www.peatsridgefestival.com.au

October 2006

Jesse will join fellow singer/songwriters Tim Ireland & Lara Stephen on a national tour in November & December 2006

To check out dates visit www.myspace.com/sweetremedyshow

Jesse back at The Basement
Tue 24th October from 8pm
With his band Wolfman & The Original Shweet Honk

Streetlight Sunrise is now available at iTunes

May 2006
Jesse's new album Streetlight Sunrise is out now!!
Streetlight Sunrise is a collection of studio and live recordings

Streetlight Sunrise is available online at Vitamin Records

January 2006
Jesse will be playing at The Great Escape Festival in April (Sydney)
Also playing are Silverchair, Eskimoe Joe, CODA, Tim Ireland, LIOR + heaps more
For more info visit

December 2005
Jesse is playing at The Appollo Bay Music Festival in April (Victoria)
For more info visit www.apollobaymusicfestival.com

October 2005
Vitamin Records releases "Five Years of Vitamin" compliation CD

01 Declan Kelly - Bam Bam
02 David Lane - Goodbye Rollercoaster
03 FourPlay String Quartet - Corrosion
04 Aronas - Burn For Me
05 KINGTIDE - Two Stepper
06 Entropic - S.T.H.M.C.S.H.P (Meem Remix)
07 Waiting For Guinness - Chanson Pour Marie
08 The Millers Tale - Elbow Room
09 Karma County - 'Til
10 CODA - Giraffe Girl
11 Tim Ireland - The Stranger
12 Mel & Chris - Get Me So Far
13 King Curly - Places That We Meet
14 Jesse Younan - Forever
15 Chris Abrahams - Silent As Sheet Music

Check out Jesse at MySpace