Young Werther (aka Mick Young) makes music that wraps you in its arms and slowly seeps into your skin. From the gently finger-picked guitar through his more rollicking moments, to the poetic shivers of his beautiful voice, this is glorious modern folk music for the soul, with a distinctive Australian bent.
Mick began his career with Melbourne indie folk/rock band The Restless in 2000 writing all the songs on their critically acclaimed 2004 self-titled album.
The album received nationwide radio coverage on Triple J (Australia’s national network) and 3 singles from the album were named “King Pick” by Australia’s top radio DJ, Richard Kingsmill.
After 3 EPs and one album, The Restless went their separate ways in 2006 and Mick became a solo artist under the name Young Werther. In 2008, he released the beautifully haunting, autumnal Treasure mini-album which was named in Beat Magazine’s “Singles of the Year”. This success led to shows with some of Australia’s biggest names including Paul Dempsey (Something for Kate), Kate Miller Heidke, Clare Bowditch, Katie Noonan and James Reyne.