The Yorks

Acoustic duo of piano, bass & vocals playing classic favorites of all styles!

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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.

 

Sample Repertoire

VARIOUS SELECTIONS BY

THE BEATLES,

CAROL KING

COASTERS-DRIFTERS &

PLATTERS

THE CARPENTERS

ERIC CLAPTON,

ELTON JOHN

ELVIS PRESLEY

PATSY CLINE

POP & EVERGREENS

AS TIME GOES BY

BEYOND THE SEA

BREAKIN UP IS HARD TO DO

CHANGE THE WORLD

CRAZY

DON’T KNOW WHY

DOCK OF THE BAY

FEEL LIKE MAKIN’LOVE

GEORGIA ON MY MIND

GOD FATHER THEME

HEARD IT THRU THE GRAPEVINE

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

HERNANDO”S HIDEAWAY

HOW SWEET IT IS –

TO BE LOVED BY YOU

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

IMAGINE

IN CROWD

I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU

JAMES BOND – OO7 MEDLEY

JAMBALAYA

KING OF THE ROAD

LA VIEN ROSE

LET IT BE ME

LET’S STAY TOGETHER

MARGARITAVILLE

MERCY – MERCY

MOON DANCE

MOON RIVER

MY GIRL

MY WAY(also in Spanish & Japanese)

NEW YORK – NEW YORK

OVER THE RAINBOW

ROCK & ROLL MUSIC

PIANO MAN

ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA

634-5789

STAND BY ME

SPOOKY

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES

SOMETHING STUPID

STORMY

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT

SWEET DREAMS OF YOU

THE STREETS OF LONDON

TWILIGHT TIME

UNCHAINED MELODY

UNDER THE BOARDWALK

UP ON THE ROOF

WALKIN AFTER MIDNIGHT

YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU

YOUR SONG

YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND

SEVERAL SONGS for

A “KNEES – UP!”

JAZZ STANDARDS

ALL BLUES

ALL OF ME

ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE

ALL THE WAY

AUTUMN LEAVES

BODY & SOUL

BYE-BYE BLACKBIRD

DEEP PURPLE

DO NOTHING TIL YOU

HEAR FROM ME

FEVER

FLY ME TO THE MOON

FOOTPRINTS

I’VE GOT YOU UNDER –

MY SKIN

I LOVE YOU FOR SENTIMENTAL –REASONS

IT HAD TO BE YOU

I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU

I WANNA BE AROUND

INDIANA

IT HAD TO BE YOU

L-O-V-E

MASQUERADE

MY ROMANCE

ROUTE 66

SHADOW OF YOUR-SMILE

SMOKE GETS IN YOUR- EYES

SUNNY SIDE OF STREET

TAKIN A CHANCE ON LOVE

TANGERINE

THE LOOK OF LOVE

THE NEARNESS OF YOU

THERE WILL NEVER BE –

ANOTHER YOU

TIME AFTER TIME

UNFORGETTABLE

LATIN STANDARDS

AGUA DE BEBER

BACHATA ROSA

BESAME MUCHO

BLACK ORPHEUS

BLUE BOSSA

COMO FUE

CORCOVADO

DESIFINADO

EL RELOJ

GENTLE RAIN

GIRL FROM IPANEMA

HOW INSENTIVIVE

INVITATION

JAZZ’N SAMBA

LA SAMBA

MAS QUE NADA

ONE NOTE SAMBA

PERFIDIA

QUIEN SERA (SWAY)

SOMOS NOVIOS (It’s Impossible)

SABOR A MI

TRES PALABRAS

VOLVER – VOLVER

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS

WAVE

YOLANDA

BLUES

BRICKYARD BLUES

CHICKEN SHACK

CRIME OF PASSION

CRY TO ME

DOWN HOME BLUES

EVERYDAY I HAVE TH BLUES

GOING TO CHICAGO

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

REAL SAD STORY

SAME OLD BLUES

SHE CAUGHT THE KATIE

SOMEONE ELS IS STEP’N IN

STORMY MONDAY

THE THRILL IS GONE

WHEN SOMETHING IS –

WRONG WITH MY- BABY

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