Kristeen Young at "Dante's" in Portland, 17 May 2009
|Born||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards|
|Associated acts||Tony Visconti, David Bowie, Morrissey, Patrick Stump, Dave Grohl|
Kristeen Young is the American singer-songwriter and pianist of the band KRISTEENYOUNG. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Young began playing piano as a teenager and later attended an art school. She has released seven studio albums. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and Morrissey. She also recorded with producer Tony Visconti and musician Dave Grohl.
In 1997, she released her debut album Meet Miss Young and Her All Boy Band. In the early 2000s, she began working with Tony Visconti on Breasticles. Issued in 2003, Breasticles featured a duet with David Bowie, "Saviour". On 2004's X, the opening number "No Other God" was a duet with Brian Molko of Placebo.
Besides her own work, she also featured on other artists' records. She appeared on David Bowie's Heathen in 2002 and she provided the operatic vocals in Morrissey's single "That's How People Grow Up" in 2008. In 2009, Young sang vocals on an alternate version of "New Kid" by Monokino.
Young plans on recording a new album in 2015 and touring extensively afterwards.
- Meet Miss Young and Her All Boy Band (1997)
- Enemy (1999)
- Breasticles (2003)
- X (2004)
- The Orphans (2006)
- Music for Strippers, Hookers, and the Odd On-Looker (2009)
- The Knife Shift (2014)
- TBA (2015/2016)
- Touch Tongues (N-Records 2003, Portugal)
- Kill The Father (Sanctuary/Attack Records 2006, UK)
- London Cry (Sanctuary/Attack Records 2006, UK)
- Pictures of Sasha Grey (Digital Release Only, TVPI 2014, USA)
- V The Volcanic (2011)
Songs on other albums
- "The Last Thing You Need To Hear", on album What's The Word, Vol. 1 (1999)
- "Rotting On The Vine", on album Music from the Succubus Club (2000)
- "New Kid", on album Heartbeat by Monokino (2010)
- Dave Thompson. Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie. 2006. ECW Press. ISBN 1550227335
- "New Kid (ft. Kristeen Young, mixed by Tony Visconti)". Monokino;bandcamp.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014]
- Dave Grohl collaborates with Kristeen Young on The Pictures Of Sasha Grey. NME. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014
- Dan Reill. Kristeen Young, 'The Pictures of Sasha Grey. Billboard. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014