Gumbo Ya! Ya! is an eight piece rhythm and blues band from Adelaide, South Australia that has been performing for over 25 years.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Gumbo Ya! Ya! has been performing New Orleans rhythm and blues, swing, soul and funk since 1987.

In 1988, Gumbo Ya! Ya! took up residency at an inner city hotel playing to capacity crowds, those Sunday sessions became particularly well known. This popularity led to supports slots of musical legends like Joe Cocker, BB King, and Ray Charles, cementing their reputation in South Australia.

Members[edit | edit source]

Current line-up

  • Charli Holoubek - guitar
  • Eric Stevenson - vocals
  • Richard McDonald - keyboards
  • Ron Kosmider - bass
  • Tim Germein - trumpet
  • Sam Eades - trumpet
  • Jamie Capatch - saxophones 
  • Mark Meyer - drums

Past Members

  • Marty Holoubek - bass
  • Chris Neale - drums
  • Ralph Franke - saxophone
  • Matt Crago - drums
  • Jeff Algra - drums
  • Mark Heffernan - bass
  • Terry Jones - saxophone
  • Chris Soole - saxophone
  • Tom Stehlik - drums
  • Alex Musolino - saxophone
  • John (Yohann) Coultas - trombone
  • Narmon Tulsi - bass
  • Peter Lowrey - saxophone
  • Greg Germein - trombone
  • Wayne Nietz - drums
  • John Freeman - drums
  • John Frangos - drums
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