Founder of The Box Presents and ROVE, Michelle Young is also a singer-songwriter and poet, whose personal style reflects her love of soulful blues, jazz and Americana, with some pop sensibilities sprinkled in. Her poetry has been published in Local Wolves magazine and past performances as a solo artist included shows with Hotel Cafe, The Spare Room, and Silverlake Sessions.
In October 2017, Michelle reached out to her friends Eric Grijalva (drums) and Zach Villa (acting MD) about helping her to start a band; and Michelle Young and the Collection was born. The live shows and records feature both songs and spoken word pieces set to music.
They announced the band at a show at El Cid in Silver Lake, Los Angeles on October 30th, 2017.
High Voltage Magazine presented Michelle Young and the Collection's Official Debut at the legendary east-side venue The Satellite (Foo Fighters, Beck, Foster the People, Lady Gaga, Local Natives, etc.) in April 2018; they opened for buzzy LA-based bands The Colour Coast and Night Talks. The set featured special appearances by Effie Passero (American Idol Top 24, 2018), Puscie Jones (The Puscie Jones Revue), Cheyenne Jolene (Bodacious Thang), Parissa Koo (Disney's "Liv & Maddie"; For The Record Live), James Byous (For The Record Live; Badwater) and more.
At the end of April 2018, Michelle was asked to perform as a featured artist at Sessions58 at Looking Glass Cocktail Club in London, England. Sessions58 is a weekly music showcase run by Ilana Lorraine (formerly Sony/UK) and Nate James (MOBO nominee).
In 2018, the band is continuing to play shows while also writing and recording their first EP. Keep an eye on the band's Instagram Stories for secret show announcements.