Owner, Cherry Bar / Yah Yah’s
James Young owns and books the internationally revered Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane Melbourne and the associated music festivals CherryFest and CherryRock, which for 8 years has been Australia’s only street rock n roll festival. He also owns and books Yah Yah’s in Fitzroy and books music and comedy for the Yarraville Club, the biggest entertainment destination in Melbourne’s West. He also manages bands (e.g. Drunk Mums) and owns independent music labels (Rubber Records and Zatzit), and has his own Breakfast Radio music segment on Victoria’s #1 FM radio station, Triple M.
Formally he has owned his own advertising agency, been a lawyer, a music journalist and was the Program Manager of Australia’s most respected community radio station, Three Triple R. He manages Bon Scott’s wife Irene Thornton whose book ‘My Bon Scott’ is due out late this year and he owns and produces the comedy show ‘One Man Breaking Bad’ which is currently touring the world. James Young loves rock n roll and devotes his life to enjoying and supporting local music. James and his wife Miranda have three sons together.
James appears on the Face The Music 2014 program.