Group Therapy has been rocking stages all over Northern California for over 13 years. We play a unique blend of covers that include Classic Rock and Roll, along with some Old School R&B from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's.
Lead singer Roni Yadao's professional journey took off in musical theater and flourished throughout her career performing with such greats as the Velvet Fog, Mel Torme´ and jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli. She has fronted several down-home bands most notably Mass Confusion, On The Backbeat and Roni and the Flight. Roni’s powerful and sultry vocal stylings will get you up on the dance floor!
Joe holds down the backbeat for Group Therapy and adds flair and personality to the band. His enthusiasm comes through full-force whether playing Aretha's "Chain of Fools" or "Rock and Roll" by Led Zepplin. He is the band's clock and this train is always running on time!
Jim Berg lays down the bass for Group Therapy. Starting as a guitarist and then keyboardist, he took up the bass last and found his true calling. Jim's excellent tone and soulful playing helps keep people on their feet. He has been in a number of popular Sacramento area bands over the years including "The Mug Shots" and "Run for Cover". He is inherently musical and does most of the unique arrangements you hear the band playing.
Tom Moore has been playing guitar since he was 9 years old. He has been in local bands like "The Edsels" and "The Hucklebucks" and has done recording sessions at Bay Area studios including Fantasy Records where "Journey", "Creedence Clear Water" and "Santana" recorded their biggest hits. He loves performing and working with the awesome band members he is lucky enough to call his friends. More recently he has also been doing an Elvis tribute act on the side called "Elvis and The Experience". He is honored and proud to have recently picked up the endorsement of the Gretsch Guitar company.
Eric LaBolle is the newest member of the band and well, he can play the guitar just like ringing a bell. His classic rock solos are just about indistinguishable from the originals. Well, maybe slightly better. He was offered the lead guitar slot in a band down in LA in the early 1980's by a guy named Nikki. Nikki wanted Eric to do a big hair thing and Eric thought better of it and decided to go back to school instead. Shortly after that, the band changed it's name to Motley Crue. Yeah, Eric is THAT good.
Do you have questions, want to book a show, or talk about making a memorable event happen? Reach out and let's talk. You will be hiring the premier classic rock band in the Sacramento Valley and Northern California areas.