Browsing: Artists – Y

Beginning life in 1982 in Sydney (Australia) as an experimental electronic outfit, Ya Ya Choral became a popular – though commercially unsuccessful – hard rock outfit over the course of…

Q: How many famous guitarists can one band have? A: Three of the acknowledged masters of the craft, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, all served their time with The Yardbirds. This UK…

When Essex girl Alison ‘Alf’ Moyet put an advertisement in the music papers, she was looking for a “rootsy blues band”. What she got was synthesizer wizard Vince Clarke, who…

These wacky Swiss synth-pop pioneers were led by Dieter Meier, a millionaire businessman, professional gambler and member of the Swiss national golf team. He had also previously released two solo…

Art-rock group Yes formed in 1968 with Jon Anderson on vocals, Peter Banks on guitar, Tony Kaye on organ, Chris Squire on bass and Bill Bruford on drums. Anderson started out…

This multiracial Australian band (the name is an Australian aboriginal phrase for ‘Mother Child’) blended native and white sounds and sentiments. The group were founded in 1986, the year of…

Centered around the prolific songwriting skills of singer/guitarist Tim Rogers, You Am I is one of the most successful and internationally admired Australian bands of the 1990s. Rogers formed You…

Young Homebuyers hailed from Adelaide, Australia, and pivoted around the songwriting team of Nigel Lawrence and Greg Williams, who met at high school. In their original incarnation, the band were…

Adelaide band Young Modern was one of Australia’s pioneering power pop/new wave bands of the late 1970s. Vocalist John Dowler formed the band (taking their name from a 1960s Adelaide…