I'm a bicoastal singer, songwriter, and pianist with 12+ years experience. I've been fortunate to work with some of the most notable names in entertainment. Paul Shaffer says: "When somebody comes along with the talent TUCKER has, there’s no way he’s not going to succeed. He’s the complete package."
As a singer, I've performed with Carole King on The Today Show, on- and off-camera for several seasons at SNL, and on network IDs, promos, and themes for Nickelodeon, GSN, Discovery Kids, and more. I regularly sing parodies for iHeart Media and have provided spoken and sung voices for Amazon.
As a writer, I've co-produced and sung my original “The Other Side of the Rainbow” as the finale of the award winning documentary Cured, which has been optioned as the basis for a new FX limited series by the co-creator of the hit TV show Pose. I've been featured in the Stonewall Gives Back concert (on a bill with Troye Sivan, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Petras, and more), singing my original “Love in the Light.” In addition to developing sonic material for TV and online platforms, some of my original songs are part of Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence NYC public school training sessions.
Cuts with Fiona Sit (Warner China), Brad Gibson (Power Book II: Ghost), Lily Lane (Pretty Little Liars), and more.
The Huffington Post says: “What sets TUCKER apart is his material. He writes richly-layered, melodic songs that sound contemporary but also recall an era when the Brill Building invented Top-40 radio, and some of America’s greatest songwriters ruled the airwaves. Close your eyes during his set and you think Bruno Mars one moment, Neil Sedaka the next.”
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Great to work with and an awesome versatile voice and range! Pleasure to have on a session!
I’ve worked with Tucker many times and he’s such an incredible musician. Not only is he an amazing pianist, but he’s a great songwriter, performer, producer and overall artist. Whenever we write and record together, he challenges me and I always learn so much from him. For anyone that wants to take their project to the next level, Tucker is your guy!
I've worked with Tucker on several projects, and am always unendingly impressed with his knack for melodies, smart lyrics, and vision for songs. His writing is original & he never ceases to surprise with his work. He's a vocalist, writer, and producer package all in one, and I can't recommend him enough for whatever music project you are working with.
Interview with TUCKER
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I co-produced and sung my original “The Other Side of the Rainbow” as the finale of the award winning documentary Cured, which has been optioned as the basis for a new FX limited series by the co-creator of the hit TV show Pose. The movie chronicles the early ‘70s battle to remove homosexuality from the APA's list of mental disorders. I’m proud to be singing our song in the film, which expresses how long a road we've traveled and how far we still have to go in the fight against prejudice and injustice.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently hard at work on my solo pop artist project and filling out the SoundBetter interview questionnaire.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Carl Culley is one of my favorites!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! For me, it's all about finding what yields the most effective sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: "People are gonna know who's responsible. And they're gonna get the truth in the Inquirer quickly and simply and entertainingly and no special interests are gonna be allowed to interfere with the truth. I will also provide them with a fighting and tireless champion of their rights as citizens and as human beings." - Charles Foster Kane
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love creating every day and finding connection through music. Nothing else brings me as much joy.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it can be taught.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you need? When do you need it? What's your budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be kind. Be honest. Be real. We've got nothing to hide.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing and writing music as long as I can remember because I grew up in a very musical household. My father is a writer and producer who created the sonic branding for multiple MTV Networks and my mother is an ASCAP Award winning songwriter who has sung with Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, ELO, Joe Cocker, Todd Rundgren, KISS, and many more. Pursuing something creative was always kind of inevitable! I studied Non-Fiction Writing at The New School and was gigging in the studio and live throughout college. After graduating I was already working professionally and was able to easily transition into doing it full-time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to get in a room with Janelle Monae -- because duh!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Snaps will never be uncool.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got a cozy home studio that's situated in a cliff overlooking the George Washington Bridge and the Hudson River (though it's actually an estuary!).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, Sara Bareilles.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly I sing and topline! My original material spans pop, musical theater, comedy, country, and more, but most days I'm recording lead and multitrack background vocals.