Yolanda Charles started her career in the music business playing for Jimmy Sommerville from The Communards and within London bands Raw Stylus and Urban Species in the 1990's.
A career as a session bassist followed, working with artists such as Paul Weller, Marcella Detroit, Pops Mohammed, Alison Moyet, Desert Eagle Discs, Gabrielle, Robbie Williams, BB King, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltry, Van Morrison, Mick Jagger and recording for Michael Jackson with Jermaine Jackson. Work from 2010 onwards included performing live with Anastasia, Lulu, Heather Small, Natasha Bedingfield, Sinead O'Connor, Daryl Hall, Musical Director for Dave Stewart's London appearances and in the live TV band for Ricky Wilson, Tinie Tempah and Nicole Scherzinger.
Yolanda's most recent sessions include working for Hans Zimmer for his 2 Live London concerts in 2014, a European tour in 2016 and a 5 month world tour in 2017. That year she also recorded the latest SQUEEZE album 'The Knowledge' and toured with the band in the UK and the US for the latter half of the year.