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A Feature in Rhythms Magazine


This month the Rhythms Magazine wrote a feature on the Take Something Beautiful album. Samuel J. Fell wrote that the album is “a combined labour of love sees the music of Jesse Younan live on.” 

Samuel talks to producer Dave Symes and contributing artists Lucie Thorne, Jordie Lane, Jen Cloher, Gabby Huber and M. Jack Bee.

Head into a newsagent to pick up a copy now. It is truly a beautiful piece!


Jesse Younan Tribute Night at The Vanguard

Every year Emad Younan puts on a tribute show at The Vanguard in honour of his brother. And this year is no exception! On July 22nd The Vanguard will play host to a very special evening with a collection of eclectic and talented musicians taking to the stage to perform the music of the late Jesse Younan.

Click here to find out how you can purchase tickets to a show that promises to be a powerful celebration of an exceptionally talented musician.

One Weekend, Two Reviews

Over the weekend Take Something Beautiful received glowing reviews by Bernard Zuel (Sydney Morning Herald) and Tim Douglas (The Australian), both giving the album 4 out of 5 stars.

What sometimes scorching, sometimes devastating and often pointedly true songs. Interpreted by musicians who knew him well, these songs are revealed in all their potency and beauty.” - Bernard Zuel (Sydney Morning Herald)

“There’s a poignancy – a tragic prescience – to the songwriting that marked Jesse Younan as one of the staples of Sydney’s Independent music scene.” - Tim Douglas (The Australian)


Read Bernard Zuel’s full review here.

Read Tim Douglas’ full review here.

ABC Breakfast Album of the Week

Keep your ears open over the next few weeks as ABC Radio National will be talking to a few of the artists featured on this tribute album. This week Take Something Beautiful was ABC Breakfast’s Album of the Week.

“It’s an intimate, uplifting listening experience as these singers, many of them personal friends of Younan, channel the essence of his art.” – ABC

Bernard Zuel shares his thoughts with us

Bernard Zuel from the Sydney Morning Herald wrote a very compassionate piece today, expressing how unique and remarkable the Take Something Beautiful album is.

“What is rare is finding a tribute album made with the same passion and commitment that went into the original recordings. Rarer still is to find one for an artist whose total album sales wouldn’t earn enough to buy the morning coffee on the set of The Voice. – Take Something Beautiful is that rarity.”

To read the full article click here.

Introducing: Jordie Lane (Swing)

As we get closer to the release of Take Something Beautiful, we thought it would be nice to begin introducing you to some of the artists and have a chat about their journey with the TSB project. Some of them were his friends, some of them played gigs with him and some of them were only introduced to him through the making of this album. Either way, they all felt compelled to be involved and we would like to share this and show you why it is such a special piece of work. Continue Reading →

Take Something Beautiful – released next monday!

Take Something Beautiful, the tribute to the late Jesse Younan and his stunning collection of work, is due for release on Monday May 14! We have such an amazing collection of artists who have contributed to this project and are looking forward to being able to share it with you all. Keep an eye on this site for special news about the project, from the people involved and other exciting announcements. We hope you enjoy this special album as much as we do. – TSB team