List of Yes band members

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Yes
Yes concert.jpg
Yes in concert, 1977
Left to right: Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman
Background information
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 1968–1981, 1982–2004, 2008–present
Members Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Alan White
Geoff Downes
Jon Davison
Past members Former members

The following list details musicians who have been members of the English progressive rock band Yes since its formation in 1968. Their current lineup includes bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and lead vocalist Jon Davison. The band was split between 1981 and 1982 and on hiatus from 2004 to 2008. Squire is the only member to be part of every one of the band's incarnations.

Current members[edit]

Chris Squire
Chris Squire, bassist (circa 1978). Squire is the only member of Yes to appear in all of its incarnations.
Active: 1968–1981, 1982–2004, 2008–present
Instruments: bass guitar, backing vocals, harmonica
Release contributions: all Yes releases
Steve Howe
Steve Howe (circa 1978), guitarist (1970-1981, 1990-1992, 1995-2004, 2008-present)
Active: 1970–1981, 1990–1992, 1995–2004, 2008–present
Instruments: guitar, backing vocals, laud, mandolin
Release contributions: all Yes releases from The Yes Album (1971) to Drama (1980), Union (1991), all Yes releases from Keys to Ascension (1996)
Alan White
Alan White (circa 2008), drummer (1972-1981, 1982-2004, 2008-present)
Active: 1972–1981, 1982–2004, 2008–present
Instruments: drums
Release contributions: all Yes releases from Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)
Geoff Downes
Geoff Downes (circa 2006), keyboardist (1980-1981, 2011-present)
Active: 1980–1981, 2011–present
Instruments: keyboards, backing vocals
Release contributions: Drama (1980), all Yes releases from Fly from Here (2011)
Jon Davison
Jon Davison (circa 2013), lead vocalist (2012-present)
Active: 2012–present
Instruments: lead vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboards
Release contributions: Heaven & Earth (2014)[1]

Former members[edit]

Jon Anderson
Jon Anderson (circa 1978), lead vocalist (1968-1980, 1982-1988, 1990-2004)
Active: 1968–1980, 1982–1988, 1990–2004
Instruments: lead vocals, guitar, percussions, harp, keyboards
Release contributions: all Yes releases from Yes (1969) to Tormato (1978), Yesshows (1980), all Yes releases from 90125 (1983) to Union Live (2011)
Tony Kaye
Tony Kaye (circa 1994), keyboardist (1968-1971, 1982-1983, 1983-1994)
Active: 1968–1971, 1982–1983, 1983–1994
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: all Yes releases from Yes (1969) to The Yes Album (1971), All Yes releases from 90125 (1983) to Talk (1994), The Word Is Live (2005)
Bill Bruford
Bill Bruford (circa 2004), drummer (1968-1972, 1990-1992)
Active: 1968–Sept. 1968, Nov. 1968–1972, 1990–1992
Instruments: drums
Release contributions: all Yes releases from Yes (1969) to Yessongs (1973), Union (1991), Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970 (1997), The Word Is Live (2005)
Peter Banks
Active: 1968–1970
Instruments: guitar
Release contributions: Yes (1969), Time and a Word (1970), Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970 (1997), The Word Is Live (2005)
Tony O'Reilly
Active: Sept. 1968–Nov. 1968
Instruments: drums
Release contributions: none
Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman (circa 2012), keyboardist (1971-1974, 1976-1980, 1990-1992, 1995-1996, 2002-2004)
Active: 1971–1974, 1976–1980, 1990–1992, 1995–1996, 2002–2004
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: all Yes releases from Fragile (1971) to Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973), Going for the One (1977), Tormato (1978), Union (1991), Keys to Ascension (1996), Keys to Ascension 2 (1997), The Word Is Live (2005), Live at Montreux 2003 (2007), Union Live (2011)
Patrick Moraz
Active: 1974–1976
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: Relayer (1974), Yesshows (1980), The Word Is Live (2005)
Trevor Horn
Trevor Horn (circa 2007), lead vocalist (1980-1981)
Active: 1980–1981
Instruments: lead vocals, bass guitar, guitar
Release contributions: Drama (1980), The Word Is Live (2005)
  • Non-member contributions: 90125 (1983) (producer, backing vocals) Big Generator (1987) (producer) Fly from Here (2011) (producer, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals)
Trevor Rabin
Trevor Rabin (circa 1994), guitarist (1982-1994)
Active: 1982–1994
Instruments: guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
Release contributions: all Yes releases from 90125 (1983) to Talk (1994), The Word Is Live (2005), Union Live (2011)
Eddie Jobson
Eddie Jobson (circa 2009), keyboardist (1983)
Active: 1983
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: none
Billy Sherwood
Active: 1997–2000, Touring member: 1994
Instruments: keyboards, guitar
Release contributions: Open Your Eyes (1997), The Ladder (1999), The Word is Live (2005)
Igor Khoroshev
Active: 1997–2000
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: The Ladder (1999), The Word is Live (2005)
Benoît David
Benoît David (circa 2010), lead vocalist (2008-2012)
Active: 2008–2012
Instruments: lead vocals
Release contributions: Fly from Here (2011), In the Present – Live from Lyon (2011)
Oliver Wakeman
Oliver Wakeman (circa 2010), keyboardist (2008-2011)
Active: 2008–2011
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: In the Present – Live from Lyon (2011)

Session musicians[edit]

David Foster
Instruments: backing vocals, guitar
Release contributions: Time and a Word (1970)
Colin Goldring
Instruments: recorder
Release contributions: The Yes Album (1971)
Deepak Khazanchi[citation needed]
Instruments: sitar, tambura
Release contributions: 90125 (1983)
Graham Preskett
Instruments: violin
Release contributions: 90125 (1983)
Casey Young
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: 9012Live: The Solos (195)
Jimmy Zavala
Instruments: harmonica
Release contributions: Big Generator (1987)
Union (1991) session musicians (not including musicians otherwise mentioned on this page)
Jonathan Elias (synthesizer, keyboards, backing vocals), Tony Levin (bass guitar, chapman stick), Jimmy Haun (guitar), Allan Schwartzberg (percussion), Gary Barlough (synthesizer), Jerry Bennett (synthesizer, percussion), Jim Crichton (synthesizer, keyboards), Gary Falcone (backing vocals), Deborah Anderson (backing vocals), Ian Lloyd (backing vocals), Tommy Funderburk (backing vocals), Sherman Foote (synthesizer), Brian Foraker (synthesizer), Chris Fosdick (synthesizer), Rory Kaplan (synthesizer), Alex Lasarenko (synthesizer, keyboards), Michael Sherwood (backing vocals), Danny Vaughn (backing vocals)
Steve Porcaro
Instruments: synthesizer, keyboards
Release contributions: Union (1991), Open Your Eyes (1997)
Randy Raine-Reusch
Instruments: world instruments
Release contributions: The Ladder (1999)
Rhys Fulber
Instruments: dance loops
Release contributions: The Ladder (1999)
Luís Jardim
Instruments: percussion
Release contributions: Fly from Here (2011)
Gerard Johnson
Instruments: piano
Release contributions: Fly from Here (2011)

Studio group and conductor contributions[edit]

Richard Williams Singers
Release contributions: Going for the One (1977)
The Marguerita Horns
Members: Tom Keenlyside (piccolo, saxophone), Derry Burns (trumpet), Rod Murray (trombone), Tom Colclough (saxophone), Neil Nicholson (tuba)
Release contributions: The Ladder (1999)
Larry Groupé (conductor)
Release contributions: Magnification (2001)

Touring musicians[edit]

Tom Brislin
Active: 2001
Instruments: keyboards
Release contributions: Symphonic Live (2002-DVD, 2009-CD)

Live group and conductor contributions[edit]

Wilhelm Keitel (conductor)
Release contributions: Symphonic Live (2002-DVD, 2009-CD)

Timeline[edit]

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