The Joanne Duo

Side 1:
Something (G. Harrison)
My Prayer (G. Boulanger)

Side 2:
Golden Earrings (V.Young)
Spanish Eyes (B. Kaempfert)

Recorded in the NIRVANA STUDIOS;
Kingsdown, Deal, Kent

Produced by Tom Clarkson

Copyright 1976

Graphics by Patricia Bird

This record represents a milestone in the rise to fame of the JOANNE DUO.
It is their first recording.

Joanne first played accordion when aged 16 with small dance bands in her native
Yorkshire and she participated in amateur musical productions. She later emigrated
to Australia and during the crossing on the 'Fairsky' entertained the passengers to
much acclaim. On her return to Britain she performed as a 'Bluecoat entertainer'
and as a resident solo accordionist at the 'Alpine Gasthof' in Wetherby, Yorks.
She was equally successful as a fashion model and appeared briefly in the film
"Holiday on the buses".

Meanwhile Tom, who began playing a flugelhorn in a brass band at the age of 7, had
mastered most brass instruments when he was 21. He played with the Yorkshire Copper
Works Band and the Leeds Musical Society Symphony Orchestra; he also sang with the
Leeds Thespians and Gilbert & Sullivan Societies. As a semi-professional he played
tuba and trombone in local pubs also singing and compering. It was whilst on an
engagement at the Alpine Gasthof in Wetherby that he met Joanne. It was love at
first sight so they decided to form a duo and to cement the partnership in marriage

Both Tom and Joanne are excellent vocalists, instrumentalists and arrangers of music.
To increase the versatility Joanne mastered the electric organ and Tom generally
plays tuba, trumpet, ukelele and harmonica. Once they started playing they at once
captivated the audience. The duo had immediate success in Yorkshire and achieved
similar response when they toured Scotland. This gave them the confidence to tour
the Continent and they have met with notable success in Italy and Germany playing
in diverse surroundings from prim hotels to U.S. bases. They completed an enjoyable
season at Maddison's Chalet Hotel, St. Margarets Bay in Kent and are now touring
Italy and Germany once again. Ron Milner (1976)