Biography : Yale Bate
Despite being totally unimpressed with each other, Alis and Jonah Dee decide to start a new band. From a musical standpoint, they don't come from the same background, yet based on the only common influence Alice Cooper they write a series of songs. They record their first demo, four tracks, at the producer Magnus Frykberg's home studio without any other musicians.
Alis sets fire to his best friend's house while testing a smoke bomb in the basement.
Andy Clarke joins the band as a bassist.
Drummer Jake Samuel (later drummer for Talisman and vocalist for The Poodles) rounds out the band after responding to a newspaper ad that Yale Bate places for Sweden's answer to Tommy Lee.
The band's first gig is in the cafeteria of a school on Lidingö Island, on Saturday, 11 November. A paying audience of over 350 people witnesses their debut.
The band fires Andy Clarke. He starts playing with a band from Rinkeby called Sexx. Yale Bate's new bassist is Pontus Egberg (later of The Poodles).
Yale Bate breaks up when Jonah, Jake and Pontus start the new band Life Line. Andy leaves Sexx, and he and Alis revive Yale Bate. The band auditions a long line of drummers and guitarists without success.
Alis and Andy record a new demo, backed by Afro Santunione on guitar and Magnus Frykberg on drums.
After countless late-night phone calls and one almost magical rehearsal, all four original band members decide to reunite.
The band adds keyboardist Chris Di Neen.
Yale Bate wins a local band battle, Lidingö Rock, despite Jake performing with his foot in a cast. First prize includes the opportunity to record a single.
The band releases the single Winds Of Change/Comin' Home.
Finalists in the Pop 88 contest at the Hard Rock Café, Stockholm.
Winners in the youth class of the major national competition Rock SM 1988. The final is held at the arena Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Saturday 21 May.
The band releases the four-track EP On the Prowl.
Yale Bate begins collaborating with the production and entertainment company PJP.
The newly started City Records label releases the band's LP/CD Business or Pleasure.
Jake Samuel leaves the band to join Talisman along with Marcel Jacob and Jeff Scott Soto. Yale Bate plays its final gig with Jake behind the drums at the Blues Brothers Club in Stockholm. Yale Bate's new drummer is Tony Madsen, who plays his first gig with the band six days later in Malmö.
The new Yale Bate signs a contract with BMG Publishing and records eleven new tracks at Charlie Hillson's studio in Hjorthagen, Stockholm.
Yale Bate plays its final official gig on Saturday 26 January at Kool Kat Club in Stockholm. The band breaks up shortly thereafter.
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