Yaz PhotoFORMED: 1981
DISBANDED: 1983

Yaz was the American name taken by Yazoo, a British duo made up of former Depeche Mode synthesizer player Vince Clarke and singer Alison Moyet (b.Jun 18, 1961). The two stayed together only about a year and a half (1982-1983), but that was long enough to score four British hit singles and two top-selling albums. Moyet then went solo and Clarke eventually formed another successful duo, Erasure,another synth-based outfit. Erasure, with singer Andy Bell. Although Yaz issued only a pair of albums during a brief career together, a 15-track "hits" collection was assembled in 1999, The Best of Yaz. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide