Emmy-Nominated Composer • Singer • Songwriter • Producer
"Writing with Drew was one of the most magical
and mystical experiences I've ever had" -Phoebe Snow
Born into a musical lineage that touches legends, Drew’s father Gers Yowell, played with Charlie Parker, Zoot Sims and Jerry Mulligan and his oldest brother Don Paul Yowell co-wrote “There’s A Star For Everyone” for Aretha Franklin. Drew was invited to sit in with Les Paul himself at the tender age of 14 and worked with other legends like Phoebe Snow, Dae Bennett, and Herb Alpert. He has performed onstage alongside Sophie B. Hawkins, James Maddock, Will Lee, among many others. Drew and his twin brother Doug Yowell (drummer for Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson and many others) both appear in the MTV music video for Sophie B Hawkins’ “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover”. Drew also co-wrote 2 songs with the late Phoebe Snow including the title track to her final release “Natural Wonder". Phoebe described the songs that she co-wrote with Drew as "two of the most beautiful songs I've ever written with anyone”.
Drew was Emmy nominated as a composer of original music he wrote for an MTV promo campaign. Recently, he was awarded as a winner of the ASCAP 2021 Screen Music Award. Drew was also a Top 20 Finalist in the 2007 American Idol Songwriter Contest for the co-written song titled "Secrets and Lies."
As a solo artist - he's brought people to their feet with his emotional performances from NY, Nashville and throughout Canada. As a songwriter - he continues to hone his craft with both solo material and songs co-written with fellow songwriters. Drew Yowell has a unique ability to capture different styles, utilizing his wealth of experience and vast talents.
Photography by M. N. Kinsky