Jim Yackel began playing nightclubs on the “Thruway Circuit” in upstate New York in 1980. The bands and the personnel were in a perpetual state of flux; however Jim’s Beatles influenced pop-rock writing style remained as his trademark.

After years of pursuing the elusive recording contract, Yackel and his band Groovetown Fire Department independently released a CD in 1994. GFD did not last long after its lone recording venture, which prompted Yackel to go solo in 1996. In 1998, Jim Yackel retired from making music, believing that his exodus from music would be permanent. What he knows now and didn’t know then was that the period away from music was but a temporary one. More accurately, Jim’s “retirement” was a change of season and a time for restoration, which would lead him to being born again through Jesus Christ. Jesus gave him life everlasting and a new purpose in music making.

Circa 2005, the Holy Spirit prompted him to become active again in music, which led to the 2007 release of his first Christian-Rock CD, titled AGAPE’. The influence of the Beatles could be heard in the melodies and chord changes- particularly in songs like We Are The Church, but the lyrics spoke of Jesus, His free gift of salvation, and His soon return.

In late 2008, Yackel was joined by a colorful individual named Mike Case. Case had already played with Yackel on several occasions acoustically, as well as having done photography and artwork for The ROCK Music Ministry in the past. Thus, Jim Yackel & Company was born!

After much time spent in the studio and on the road (not to mention the Holy Spirit’s additional prompting), the beginnings of a new album started to take shape. This was the So Very Soon e.p. which was released in June of 2009. The Beatles influence in So Very Soon was still apparent, but it branched out with more of a contemporary pop-rock feel as well as several crossovers such as Talking To An Angel and Land of Oz.

With the release of "The Wayfarers (acoustic version)" single, there will be more new music from Jim in 2012, Lord willing. New music releases would include a complete soundtrack to accompany his "Wayfarers" fiction book trilogy.

The Beatles
Mumford and Sons
Elvis Costello
Supertramp

The Wayfarers (acoustic version)
Melodic, haunting, guitar-driven Pop/Rock with tight two-part vocal harmony and the capstone for the soundtrack to The Wayfarers fiction book trilogy.



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Talking To An Angel
You've got to treat her with kindness, respect, and dignity; because you never know when you might be talking to an angel. A s_c_r_i_p_tural basis could be noted in Matthew 25:40 (NKJV) And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’



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We Are The Church
From the CD Agape'. A lively, Beatles-esque guitar-driven rocker that sings unabashed praise to the Lord Jesus from His body of believers.



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DMD Compact Disc Online
Agape'
Evangelical Christian pop-rock that is melodic, distinctive, and hook-laden. If the Beatles had been a Christian band, it may have sounded a bit like this.

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So Very Soon EP
6 song CD released in June of 2009 featuring a retro-fresh mix of melodic Rock and Pop songs that sing of the longing for your salvation and the imminence of Christ's return. It's soon so very soon!

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