| "The Yorks" are a duo/trio or quartet of Lisa York (vocals, keyboards, flute, & Steve York ( bass, harmonica, vocals They are lifetime professional musicians with international and major recording & touring credits who bring decades of experience to your venue or event. They play authentic versions of hits from the 50's & 60's , Motown, jazz & swing, Latin , blues, country, rock & roll, and romantic ballads. In fact Steve & Lisa have performed many of these hits with the original artists! They augment the group with Puerto Vallarta's finest musicians including Jesus (Chuy) Estrada, one of Mexico's premier drummers, as well as Bobby Garcia on sax & flute for a trio or quartet playing variety, pop & Latin jazz. They also work with Paco Barajas ( Vocals & Guitar), Oscar Terrazas ( Alto Sax & flute), Miguel Salazar (Congas) for popular Latin music including salsa, cumbia, bolero & merengue. The Yorks are available for long term contracts with International hotels, Cruise ships, clubs and all kinds of events. They read music & can handle requests.
Lisa & Steve worked together as a duo for 15 years in Minneapolis, MN, USA and also played together in the bands of many national acts including The Drifters, Platters, Coasters, Fabian, Shirelles, Marvelettes, Del Vikings, Syl Johnson, Big John Dickerson and others. Steve was the recipient of the Minnesota Music Academy's Award for Bassist in 1997, 2001, & 2005. Lisa & Steve were inducted into the Minnesota Country & Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
From the USA, Lisa has toured with many internationally known artists including Alexander O'Neal, Cherelle, & Pebbles under the direction of Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam Harris III as well as Baby Face & L.A. Reed. She has worked and recorded with Syl Johnson, Ipso Facto, Percy Strother and Big John Dickerson. She has also worked solo through out Europe and Asia. Visit Lisa's website at Lisa York
Originally from England, Steve recorded and toured with many top UK artists including Robert Palmer, Manfred Mann, Marianne Faithfull, including her ground breaking " Broken English" album, and Elkie Brooks, including her European hits "Pearl's A Singer", 'Sunshine After the Rain" & "Lilac Wine". He also played on recordings with Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger and many others before moving to the US in 1981. US artists Steve has worked with include Laura Branigan, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Dr John, Charlie Musselwhite and too many more to list here. For a full list please see Steve's website.
Updated: January 13, 2013
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