Tuckermans at 9

Tuckermans at 9

BandRockAdult Contemporary

TUCKERMANS AT 9 is an a cappella band. No instruments; we make all the music, even the drums! Tunes by Bonnie Raitt, Boston, James Taylor, Three Dog Night, The Beatles, Steam, Linda Ronstadt, Marc Cohn, George Michael, Nora Jones, Miami Sound Machine, and many others. It's a fun show for all ages!

Biography

Based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, the seven-voice vocal band, dubbed “T9” by fans, has entertained audiences of all ages from Boston and Massachusetts’ South Shore to Lewiston, Maine, and in New Hampshire from Portsmouth to Nashua and into the Lakes Region. “We call ourselves a band,” says founder and baritone Mark Miller, “because our voices make all the music. No instruments or pre-recorded instrumental tracks are ever used. Everything you hear, from the vocals to what sounds maybe a bit like electric guitars, is just us. Even the drums – a technique known as vocal percussion – come from our throats and lips. If you’ve heard groups such as Rockapella, Tonic Sol-Fa, or Toxic Audio, that’s the style – and it’s a real blast!”

Tuckermans at 9 performs well-known pop, rock, blues, and light jazz favorites from as far back as the 1940s, but mostly music of the 1960s to today. “Audiences of all ages enjoy our shows because there’s literally something familiar there for everyone,” explains Miller. “At the same time, because we choose songs that are just plain good, well-written songs, people really get into things they don’t necessarily know, at least at first. We also have a lot of fun on stage, and it’s contagious for the audience! It’s really a show, not just a concert.”

A typical T9 show features a cappella classics such as “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, “Zombie Jamboree”, “Java Jive”, and “60-Minute Man”, but also The Beatles’ “Blackbird”, “Still The One” by Orleans, Gloria Estefan’s “Turn The Beat Around”, Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World”, and Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why”. In addition, the band performs original T9 arrangements, including Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good”, “No Matter What” by Badfinger, Boston’s “Livin’ For You”, and “29 Ways (To My Baby’s Door)” by Marc Cohn of “Walkin’ in Memphis” fame.

Set List

A sample of our repertoire: Joy to the World, Don't Know Why, You're No Good, Livin' For You, Zombie Jamboree, Stand By Me, 29 Ways (To My Baby's Door), 60-Minute Man, Duke of Earl, I Wanna Be Seduced, No Matter What, Can't Get Next to You, My Home, Faith, Blackbird, Turn The Beat Around, Still The One, Java Jive, The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Sets can be virtually any length.