About / Biography
Meet Steve & Lisa, The YORKS, a music duo of vocals, piano, bass, flute & harmonica. They play variety, jazz standards, a standard Latin repertoire, blues, New Orleans blues, evergreens, international selections, Motown, oldies rock & roll and classic country. They have an extensive repertoire that is well suited for 5 star venues, world wide. They know how to read a crowd and play music that moves them. We both hold current STCW Certificates. We are available year round with sufficient notice.
Both Steve and Lisa have international, major recording & touring credits and bring decades of experience to your venue or event. They also play authentic versions of hits from the 50's & 60's. In fact Steve & Lisa have performed many of these hits with the original artists. Steve has played with several recording artists with No.#1 chart hits including Robert Palmer, Manfred Mann, Marianne Faithfull, Elkie Brooks, Dr. John, Laura Branigan, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Dr John, Earl King, Charlie Musselwhite and Rufus Thomas.He also played on recordings with Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger and also The London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lisa has toured or recorded with Syl Johnson, Pebbles, Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle, Big John Dickerson and Ipso Facto. She has worked solo all over the word and with Norwegian Cruise Lines for many years.
Steve and Lisa have worked together as a duo for several years. They have also played together in countless ensembles as well as many national acts including The Drifters, Platters, Coasters, Fabian, The Shirelles, The Marvelettes, The Del Vikings, Syl Johnson, Big John Dickerson and others. Steve was the mid west musical director for most of these groups. Steve was the recipient of the Minnesota Music Academy’s Award for Bassist three times. Lisa & Steve were inducted into the Minnesota Country & Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 2016, The Yorks received individual awards for bass and voice from The Jazz Foundation of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where The Yorks presently perform regularly as a duo, trio or quartet!
HOTELS: Secrets Bay Vallarta, Holiday Inn, Hotel Marriott, Hotel Sheraton, Velas Vallarta, Majahuitas Resort, The Whitney.
CRUISE SHIPS: Regent-Voyager, THE WORLD Residences at Sea, Pearl Seas – Pearl Mist for 9 contracts over a period of 3 years.
RESTAURANTS: Le Bistro Jazz Cafe, The River Cafe, El Set, La Palapa, Café Des Artistes, Vista Grill, Basil’s Restaurant.The Polo Club~San Pancho. Old Town Bistro
ALSO: Apple Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Bremer Banks, The Guthrie Theater The Twin Cities Metro dome, Casinos, Theaters and Ballrooms through out the central USA.