Laid back chilled music that pays reverence to sounds from all over. There is no master plan to Minerva Street. It’s a solo studio project that features some wonderful local players and my naive attempts to find my way… Somewhere!

Early days in Bristol U.K. Listening to Massive Attack and sucking in the local scene. My friends made music and I never thought that music could be a part of my life. Then this …. a strange limbo place of living in Western Australia. It gets under your skin and the silence and fragile beauty helps you focus. Empty beaches and the sky at night so big and full of strange stars.

Then new people and musicians stray into your life. They too, are on their own journeys. Somehow on their own way they share some of their wonderful talents and add to Minerva Street.

I’m not sure where this is all going. As I said there is no master plan I just try and have a little faith.

John Young
Perth. Western Australia

Minerva Street Music

Killing Time
  1. Killing Time

Killing Time

Featuring Laura Mitchell

Santa Fe
  1. Walking Into The Sun
  2. Santa Fe
  3. Black Squid
  4. St. Marks Rd.
  5. U2R1
  6. Gingerbread Man
  7. Saint Marks Road
  8. Walking Into The Sun remix

Santa Fe

After what seems an eternity I’m committed to finishing the follow up album which is called ‘Santa Fe’. It’s hard to be detached but it’s perhaps a far more subdued and mature affair to the first album. With Minerva Street there is no game plan and it just sort of happens, but hopefully this year I will be a little more pro active and try and stay focussed on developing this project.

So please…. Do bookmark me! Come back in a few months and hopefully you’ll notice what’s new.

John Young
Minerva Street

02-45am album
  1. 02:45 am
  2. heavy traffic
  3. today need your love
  4. come on baby!
  5. train ride
  6. skin deep
  7. reach out (find my love)
  8. sadness in my soul
  9. where do we begin?
  10. la la la goodbye!
  11. ceduna


Chill is what I do best. I accept that now. It’s got me beat! It’s a place where my personality comes out. I’ve tried dance and other styles but they all end up chilled! But in Minerva Street I can experiment with impunity and have a little fun. Try and find that moment where it all melts together.. A little of this…. A little of that… Preferably with a good white wine and kick those shoes off and just chill out.


I Want You to Know Video
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I Want You to Know

Be My Friend
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Be Your Friend

02:45 am
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02:45 am

Heavy Traffic
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Heavy Traffic