Tuesday, July 18, 2006


yachtsThe Yachts were formed by art students in Liverpool, England in April 1977. They played their first show at Eric's in Liverpool supporting Elvis Costello which led to a contract with Stiff Records the following October. They released one single, "Suffice To Say" before they departed along with label mates Costello and Nick Lowe for the newly formed RADAR Records. They recorded their debut LP in New York with producer Richard Gottehrer and did a few U.S. dates with Joe Jackson on the "I'm The Man" tour in 1979. The 2nd LP "Without Radar" was recorded by Martin Rushent and they supported The Who in Europe. Both of the Yachts' records were released by Polydor in the U.S. and quickly found their way to the cutout bins. 1981 saw their final release, a 7" single called "Fool Like You" on Demon Records and they split later that year.

The Yachts were:
Henry Priestman - vocals, keyboards - later of It's Immaterial, Wah! and the Christians
Martin Dempsey - bass, vocals - later of Pink Military, It's Immaterial
Martin Watson - guitar, vocals
Bob Bellis - drums, vocals
Glyn Havard - bass Guitar, vocals

You might find a Yachts CD here.

Go to the download page to get Yachts - "Suffice To Say"