Welcome to Joyride!
Joyride is a lively acoustic trio performing a wide variety of vocal Americana music encompassing folk, jazz, blues, and rock styles. The band sound focuses on vocals and vocal harmonies propelled by an underlying rhythmic groove and warm presence.
Joyride is the perfect band for wineries, small to medium size clubs, and is also ideal for parties, receptions, and corporate events. While energetic, the band sound is not harsh or intrusive and the band members enjoy friendly repartee with the audience. Joyride plays many esoteric songs that people know and love and are sure to make any audience smile.
The band consists of accomplished musicians who each have decades of musical experience before coming together in this musical collaboration.
Robin Rogers, guitar and vocals:
Robin grew up singing folk music and accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. As his musicianship developed, Robin began playing more styles of music and gained experience in a variety of rock and folk oriented bands. Eventually Robin brought together Sonoma County favorites, The Festival of Friends band who have been entertaining Northern California for over a decade. Robin also writes and records original songs some of which Joyride performs.
Laura Condylis, percussion, vocals, and various instruments:
Laura has been a life-long musician, singer, and dancer, with a professional background as a music educator. She was an integral part of the highly regarded Northern California a cappella style group Vocal Color. She continues her work as a music educator by day and a singer/musician after hours with Joyride.
Larry Weissenborn, bass and harmony vocals:
Larry began playing electric bass in rock bands and eventually broadened his interest in other musical styles, taking up the string bass along the way. He has played in many Northern California bands including The Mighty Avalanche Choir and can often be found at music festivals playing with musicians of all styles jamming into the wee hours.