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Charlotte Sometimes


Solo alias of Wellington based singer songwriter Charlotte Yates.

After debuting with Jayrem group Putty In Her Hands in 1987, Yates released the first recordings as Charlotte Sometimes on Festival Records in 1991 before being part of Kitsch folk group When the Cat’s Been Spayed, who had significant success with their tour and album Down the Hall in 1993.


  • Charlotte Yates (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards, 1991)
  • Annie Crumber (Vocals, 1991)
  • Jackie Clarke (Vocals, 1991)
  • Gerrad Tahu (Percussion, 1991)
  • Neil Cuickshank (Drums, 1991)
  • Rob Winch (Bass, 1991)


  • Queen Charlotte Sounds (1991, Jayrem/Festival Records, L30609)
  • Red Letter 7″ Single (1991, Jayrem/Festival Records, K10445)



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Putty in Her Hands

christine jeffs, charlotte yates and jackie clark. kind of strange poppy post-punk (in the mid 1980s freudian slips style) that marked the debut of yates, who went on to have a successfull solo career in the 1990s, jeffs – now a director with the independent hit ‘rain’, and clark – who was a prominent television personality in the 1990s.
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  • trick of the light ep [1987 jayrem JAY140] rn