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Yam Yam emerged in 2015 playing a vibrant, cross-pollinated blend of jazz, jam, funk, and soul.  Yam Yam features keyboardist Mike Dempsey, guitarist Tom Fuller and drummer Tyler Fuller, bassist Xander Moppin, and saxophonist Jason Mescia.  The members all met while playing in various bands in the Harrisburg music scene and bonded over a shared love of classic funk, jam, and soul music.

The band released its debut, self-titled album in late 2018 and upon its release, it charted on Billboard Jazz Albums section at No. 17. The band has performed shows with Lotus, Dopapod, Keller Williams, Aqueous,  Here Come The Mummies, and Taz among others and has been featured in NepaScene, LiveForLiveMusic, and TheBurg. In 2020, the band recorded their second studio album and released a live album titled "The Yam Yam Telethon (The Lingerie Room Sessions)."  In 2021, they released their second studio album"Double Dippin'" which charted on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums section at No. 9. In addition, the band made their Peach Fest and Summer Camp Music Festival debut in the summer of 2021.