Drewin Young is an American musician, singer and songwriter born in Northridge, California. He grew up surfing the West coast while discovering his passion for music and film narrative.
Drewin attended the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and earned his degree in Film Studies in 2004. Producer and film professor Sarah Pillsbury (Desperately Seeking Susan) taught Drew the art of the film industry by weekly interviewing special guests like Robert Zemeckis. The day that Pillsbury brought Zemeckis into the class, Drewin got to express his appreciation for Zemeckis by saying, “Mr. Zemeckis, I just want to let you know that I play live music every week because of the Johnny B. Goode scene in Back To The Future! So, thank you! That was my favorite movie growing up!” Everyone applauded, and Zemeckis acknowledged the compliment.
Drewin attended a music supervision class under professor and filmmaker Allison Anders (Four Rooms) where he learned the importance of music and film being bridged together to create a certain mood and or expression. Drewin excelled in this area. His music film Express Lane won Best Music Video Award at the International Student Film Festival, Hollywood. He also went on to win two more awards for his next short music film The Irish Cowboy at Moondance International Film Festival & Backlot Film Festival. He wrote, directed and edited all of these works.
After graduating college, Drewin found years of success performing live nationally and locally as frontman and leader of the Johnny Cash tribute band The Walking Phoenixes. He is also well-known everywhere for his cover bands Young Dempsey and Red Muffs. All of his bands dedicate a large portion of their time and proceeds to various charities locally and around the nation. Young says, “The goal is to always give what we can when we can.” The caliber of their clients and the company they keep is very special to them. Whether it is actor Danny Trejo singing with the band on Folsom Prison Blues at the TATUAJE Festival, or producers JD Roth and Todd Nelson of The Biggest Loser hiring them for their corporate events, the bands deliver. JD Roth states,“The band ROCKS! Serious talent and pure entertainment!”
Currently, Drewin has many irons in the fire so stay tuned!
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