Notting Hill Unplugged presents Special Guest: Red Young

17/06/2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
£15 at the door


Red Young was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Growing up with a classical background and listening to everyone from Van Cliburn (whom he met at age 11), Ray Charles, B.B. King, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Ft. Worth natives Delbert McClinton, Ray Sharpe, King Curtis, Freddy King and many other Texas Blues and Jazz Players. He accompanied vocalists, choirs, played in bands and in general grew up with a well-rounded musical education.

Red’s musical career began early at the age of 3 playing piano and his first classical recital at age 8. He toured with Clyde McCoy (Sugar Blues) in 1967, Air Force Band 1968-72 and 1974 joined Lloyd Price (Stagger Lee, Personality) for a brief tour returning to Ft Worth where he joined Warren and Bill Ham, Darryl Norris and formed the Ham Brothers Band. He recorded with Freddy Fender, Noel Redding, Kinky Friedman, Joe Barry among others during this time.

In 1976 he toured with Tompall Glaser, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter (Wanted! The Outlaws) the first platinum country album.

After the tour, he joined Sonny & Cher and moved to Los Angeles and subsequent tours and recordings with Joan Armatrading, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Eric Burdon and Linda Ronstadt with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in addition to many TV, movie and live shows throughout the world. He learned writing for orchestra along the way and studying Nelson Riddle and Victor Feldman among others.

In 1985-87 he returned to Ft Worth to form Red and the Red Hots, a 10 piece swing band as lead vocalist, arranger and musical director performing more than 400 shows during the three-year period. 

In 1988-2002 he returned to Los Angeles for more recording, producing, TV and movie dates as a musician, tours with Juice Newton and four albums with Red & the Red Hots including more than a thousand shows with the band, in addition to albums with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Joey Altruda, Johnny Reno and many others.

In 2000 he returned to playing the Hammond B3 organ more and with his trio (Brother Red) and others in the jazz field – the Jazz Jury, Plas Johnson, Big Jay McNeely, Johnny Reno and many others. In addition he also did recording in the blues field – Janiva Magness, Kid Ramos, Marcia Ball and others and Dan Hicks. This as well as doing his own recordings in addition to a blues organ trio album (Brother Red) and a jazz album (The Organizer).

In 2002 he moved to Austin, Texas and concentrated on jazz organ and did albums also with Stephen Bruton, Marcia Ball and others. From 2004-2005 he was involved in a nightclub in Dallas called Django On The Parkway where he performed with many artists – George Clinton, Mike Morgan, Janiva Magness, Teresa James and others.

Since 2006 he has re-joined Eric Burdon again as keyboardist and Musical Director and still tours with Eric in addition to his own performances worldwide and with his wife Silvie Rider.

Food and Drinks available all night.