Joy Yates

The international career of New Zealand singer Joy Yates has seen her touring, providing backing vocals and recording with Cliff Richard, Cat Stevens, Lulu, Petula Clark, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Wham! and Robert Palmer.

As well as recording numerous albums of her own, Yates has toured with Van Morrison and featured on numerous TV shows including those hosted by Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, Kenny Everett and even Monty Python's Flying Circus  and The Goodies.

Brian Smith's Playing Gershwin with Joy Yates, Dave MacRae, Kevin Haines, Brian Smith and Frank Gibson Jr. National Jazz Festival Tauranga 2007
Pacific Eardrum's Beyond Panic album, 1978
Australian singer Janice Slater and Joy Yates, two-thirds of the original Bones trio
Dave Henry, Yuk Harrison, Joy Yates, Sonny Day, taken at the Shiralee, 1963
Photo credit: Yuk Harrison Collection
Joy Yates - Them There Eyes
Joy Yates
Dave MacRae and Joy Yates with Pacific Eardrum in the mid-1970s
Johnny 'Gimmick' Cameron of the Quin Tikis with singer Joy Yates, Picasso Coffee Lounge, Grey's Avenue, Auckland, 18 December 1961.
Photo credit: Rykenberg; Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, 1269-E0126-34
Pacific Eardrum, with Billy Kristian, Joy Yates and Dave MacRae
Esperanto's Rock Orchestra, the 1973 album that featured Joy Yates as part of the vocal trio Bones
Dave MacRae and Joy Yates in 2006
The jazz-gospel vocal ensemble, Jubilation, created by Joy Yates in the 1980s
Joy Yates with The Dave MacRae Trio at Ronnie Scott's, London
Dave MacRae and Joy Yates
Joy Yates with Jubilation
Dave MacRae and Joy Yates
The debut Pacific Eardrum album, released by Charisma in 1977
Joy Yates in 2009
Esperanto, with Joy Yates (right front)


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