Group Therapy has become a go-to band for non-profit fundraisers, events, private parties and even church services. The group has performed regularly for the inmates at the Utah State Prison.
Its strength is in its vocal harmonies. Tight harmonies and more than a few acapella songs set Group Therapy apart from most groups of its genre.
The band has been heavily influenced by the music from Oh Brother, Bill Gaither, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Eva Cassidy, Allison Krauss, Selah, Phoebe Hunt, the Hopeful Gospel Quartet and others.
A long list of non-profit organizations and retirement homes have used Group Therapy to enhance their fundraising, thank their volunteers and entertain their patrons including Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties, COPI (Children of Peace International), The Episcopal Diocese of Utah, Beehive Assisted Living, Chateau Brickyard, The Utah Mentor Project (foster kids), Wasatch Presbyterian Church, Catholic Community Services (St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen), Highland Cove Retirement Center, and Royal Family Kids to name just a few. Playing locally has included a number of coffee houses, restaurants, private parties, retirement get-togethers and holiday events.
The members’ musical backgrounds are as eclectic as their song list:
John Craigle (bass guitar & bass vocals). His musical roots go back to Chicago where he played in blues and rock bands and was a part-time studio musician.
Stacee Riekhof (lead vocals, hand percussion) has an extensive background in musical theater and has appeared in movies, stage productions and commercials.
Shelley Horel (backing vocals, keyboard & hand percussion) can’t remember when she hasn’t been involved with some form of music.
Russ Fericks (guitar, harmonica & tenor vocals) is a retired attorney and comes from a talented family of church musicians and singers.
Barry Scholl (lead guitar, Dobro) is a practicing attorney and on the board of directors of the Entrada Institue in Torrey UT. He has played in a number of bands and ensembles before joining Group Therapy.
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Phone: (801) 859-4121