Paul Yackel

Paul Yackel, from Dayton, is our talented drummer and percussionist, who also provides lead vocals.

Paul’s musical training has been long and extensive:

  • MacPhail Center for the Arts throughout high school
  • Minnesota Youth Symphonies (two years)
  • DePaul University School of Music (Chicago, Illinois)

Likewise, Paul’s performance background is quite diverse, including 6 years with a percussion ensemble, 3 years in an original Wisconsin-based band in Wisconsin, two cover bands and substituting with three other groups.  During his high school years, Paul also played in two productions with the Theatre In The Round Players, one of the most prominent thespian groups in the central United States.

Paul has also been a church musician, playing in a talented group for over five years that performed original and cover music.

Our drummer is no stranger to the studio; he has recorded a full album with an original group, and two other studio demos.  This past December, Paul and the rest of the Elephant In The Room were in the studio recording our first demo.