Looking Back at Lady and the Boys

A band from the ’80s used to play local stages.
lady and the boys rock band
Left to right: Jon Cyparski (guitar, vocals); Colleen Breazeale (lead vocals); Jeffrey Medlicott (bass, vocals); Chris Musci (lead guitar); Dave Haddad (drums); and Paul Boutiette (tenor sax, flute, vocals)

In the 1980s, the rockin’ rhythm and blues of Lady and the Boys electrified audiences at Melarkey’s, Bitter Creek and Crawdad’s in Sacramento, Framastanyl’s in Nevada City, and other hot venues of the day. The band gained much renown, opening for Dave Mason, Elvin Bishop and Gary U.S. Bonds, and playing the California State Fair. This 1982 publicity shot was taken at Marshall School in midtown by photographer Michael Williamson.