Jelani Stokes

Birthday: March 16th

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Vocal Part: Tenor II/III and Vocal Percussion

Goal for the Group: To be the hottest group around and entertain audiences all over the world! I want to continue to grow as a unit.

Musical Influences: Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Take 6, Boyz II Men, Marvin Gaye, Naturally 7 and many more

Jelani Stokes

Birthday: March 16th

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Vocal Part: Tenor II/III and Vocal Percussion

Goal for the Group: To be the hottest group around and entertain audiences all over the world! I want to continue to grow as a unit.

Musical Influences: Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Take 6, Boyz II Men, Marvin Gaye, Naturally 7 and many more

Name: Joel Sullivan

Voice Part: Tenor 2

Hobbies: Staying off the grid

Name: Joel Sullivan

Voice Part: Tenor 2

Hobbies: Staying off the grid

Name: Brandon Hrkman   

Birthday: March 5th, 1993

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Voice Part: Bass

Goal for the Group: To never settle for what we have and keep growing as musicians.

My Top Musical Influences Have Been: In terms of people I know, Dr. James Tipps at Wright State University has been musically and personally one of the most supportive people throughout the highs and lows of my vocal life. In regards to musical influences of people I've never met, my three favorite artists have been Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, Moonface), Nick Thorburn (Islands, Unicorns), and Sufjan Stevens. All three have an originality to their composition and unique tone without being inaccessibly strange or experimental.

I am in Phonic Uproar because: Someone's gotta do it I guess. But really it's a blast and I can't imagine my life without some musical outlet, and I'm really proud of the changes Phonic has made in my 3 years with the group.

Other hobbies and interests: Huge into just about all modern board gaming, from the Onitamas to the Twilight Imperium III's. Also into computer gaming, and I follow League of Legends eSports pretty religiously (Cloud9 fan through and through). I play a little piano here and there.

By this time next year I hope we: just keep learning new music and performing as much as we can. I'm an easy man to please.

Name: Brandon Hrkman

Birthday: March 5th, 1993

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Voice Part: Bass

Goal for the Group: To never settle for what we have and keep growing as musicians.

My Top Musical Influences Have Been: In terms of people I know, Dr. James Tipps at Wright State University has been musically and personally one of the most supportive people throughout the highs and lows of my vocal life. In regards to musical influences of people I've never met, my three favorite artists have been Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, Moonface), Nick Thorburn (Islands, Unicorns), and Sufjan Stevens. All three have an originality to their composition and unique tone without being inaccessibly strange or experimental.

I am in Phonic Uproar because: Someone's gotta do it I guess. But really it's a blast and I can't imagine my life without some musical outlet, and I'm really proud of the changes Phonic has made in my 3 years with the group.

Other hobbies and interests: Huge into just about all modern board gaming, from the Onitamas to the Twilight Imperium III's. Also into computer gaming, and I follow League of Legends eSports pretty religiously (Cloud9 fan through and through). I play a little piano here and there.

By this time next year I hope we: just keep learning new music and performing as much as we can. I'm an easy man to please.

Name: Garrett Woods

Birthday: June 21st

Hometown: Middletown, Ohio

Voice part: Baritone, Bass, Vocal Percussion

Goal for the group: To sing for people all over the United States

My top musical influences have been: Frederic Chopin, Queen, Stevie Wonder and Bill Evans

I am in Phonic Uproar because: Good vocal harmony brightens my day, and I hope to share it with others

Other hobbies and interests: Video games, card games, reading and tabletop gaming

Name: Garrett Woods

Birthday: June 21st

Hometown: Middletown, Ohio

Voice part: Baritone, Bass, Vocal Percussion

Goal for the group: To sing for people all over the United States

My top musical influences have been: Frederic Chopin, Queen, Stevie Wonder and Bill Evans

I am in Phonic Uproar because: Good vocal harmony brightens my day, and I hope to share it with others

Other hobbies and interests: Video games, card games, reading and tabletop gaming

Name : DJ Yantis

Birthday: 9-21-1986

Hometown: SIdney, Ohio

voice part: Tenor I

job title and duties

Goal for the group: My goals for Phonic Uproar is pretty simple to start out, to grow as musicians, men, and friends. Later down the road I would like to make this joyful experience my main means of income while recording and touring this great world of ours. 

my top musical influences have been: I have a wide collection of musical inspirations due to my mixed taste of music. Just to name a few would be...George Jones, Billy Joel, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Maroon 5, Straight No Chaser, The Beatles, Jim Croce, and so many more.

I am in Phonic Uproar because: I wanted to expand my musical talents, and honestly I can't imagine my life without some sort of musical outlet to allow myself to be creative.

other hobbies and interests: History education, Sports viewership and participation, Outdoor activities (hiking, camping, etc.)  

by this time next year I hope we: Are at a point where local venues/bars/establishments begin contacting us to book Phonic Uproar for gigs.

Name : DJ Yantis

Birthday: 9-21-1986

Hometown: SIdney, Ohio

voice part: Tenor I

job title and duties

Goal for the group: My goals for Phonic Uproar is pretty simple to start out, to grow as musicians, men, and friends. Later down the road I would like to make this joyful experience my main means of income while recording and touring this great world of ours.

my top musical influences have been: I have a wide collection of musical inspirations due to my mixed taste of music. Just to name a few would be...George Jones, Billy Joel, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Maroon 5, Straight No Chaser, The Beatles, Jim Croce, and so many more.

I am in Phonic Uproar because: I wanted to expand my musical talents, and honestly I can't imagine my life without some sort of musical outlet to allow myself to be creative.

other hobbies and interests: History education, Sports viewership and participation, Outdoor activities (hiking, camping, etc.)

by this time next year I hope we: Are at a point where local venues/bars/establishments begin contacting us to book Phonic Uproar for gigs.

Name: Josh Forman

Birthday: January 28th

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Voice part: Baritone, Tenor and effects

Goal for the group: Recording, performing and become better musicians.

My top musical influences have been: Beethoven, Eric Whitacre, Maroon 5, Collective Soul, George Strait

I am in Phonic Uproar because: Common interest on a'capella music.

Other hobbies and interests: Photography, composition, guitar and piano.

Name: Josh Forman

Birthday: January 28th

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Voice part: Baritone, Tenor and effects

Goal for the group: Recording, performing and become better musicians.

My top musical influences have been: Beethoven, Eric Whitacre, Maroon 5, Collective Soul, George Strait

I am in Phonic Uproar because: Common interest on a'capella music.

Other hobbies and interests: Photography, composition, guitar and piano.