Meet the Yams

Current Location:    Radford, VA
Press Contact:     Michael Kirby
Influences:     Parliament, Zappa, Van Halen, Bootsy, Marley, Zeppelin, Police, Average White Band, Menudo, Helen Reddy, Hank I, II, and III, Michael Hedges
Band Interests:     Peace. Love. Funk.

• Mike Kirby – guitar, vocals, vienna sausage
• George Penn – drums, vocals
• Dylan Locke – bass
• Mark Gibson – guitar

• Matt Difilippas – sound *

The “original” Yams:
• Mike Kirby – guitar, vocals, vienna sausage
• George Penn – drums, vocals
• Chris Given – vocals, saxophone
• Joe Wilson – bass, vocals
• Gary Everett – saxophone, keys, guitar

(and also sometimes featuring, in no particular order)
• Jeff Pertchik – keyboards
• John Garcia – guitar
• Dave McDonald – everything
• Steve Sachse – bass
• Steve Albers – keys
• Roger Hill – triangle
• Daniel Ackerman – inebriant consumption, all-around assistant
• Jeff “Goatboy” Maraldo – inebriant giver-away-er, guitar tech
• Todd Ingram – gee-tar, Large box of detergent

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