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Yootha Joyce

Yootha Joyce heralded from Tameside, Greater Manchester. The band went through many line changes. However the one considered to be the most productive and successful had John Done on rythmn guitar, Gary Hulston (lead guitar) Johnny Clifford (drums) Danny Blomley (Bass) and Brian Mitchell (vocals). The band released one album (seven) which appeared on "big buck records" a local independent label. The fivesome rode with wave of football euphoria by grabbing the local headlines when the F.A. considered one of the bands songs "England" as a contender for the official England anthem. Whilst the subject matter for the song was far removed from football, its chorus had a rousing call to arms, which was adopted by many that came to see the band and was the high point of many shows. Yootha Joyce produced well crafted pop tunes and appeared on many local radio stations. Yootha Joyce were also featured as the "house band" on a Sky television chat show. Two members of Yootha Joyce now front roomthirteen, a four peice based out of Glossop Derbyshire. (Submitted by Brian Mitchell 28.07.07)