Joy Yates Profile

Keith Newman
11 Feb 2016

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.

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