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
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
The band's first gig is in the cafeteria of a school on Lidingö Island, on Saturday, 11
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
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
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
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
Yale Bate begins collaborating with the production and entertainment company PJP.
The newly started City Records label releases the band's LP/CD
Jake Samuel leaves the band to join
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
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