Yazoo (known as Yaz in the U.S.) was an English synthpop duo from Basildon, Essex. They had a number of top ten hits in the British charts in the early 1980s. Formed in late 1981 by former Depeche Mode
songwriter Vince Clarke
(synthesizer) and English singer Alison Moyet
(vocals), Yazoo was signed to Mute Records Ltd.
who licensed them (as "Yaz") to Sire Records Company
in the USA.