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