Retired Physician and musician now composing with background in multiple styles. I put out my first album, "Secret Dances" years ago and have a DEMO version of Songs for Healer up for comments now. The final version is in production. I've had experience in choirs, barbershop, orchestras, rock, pop, and have performed in all these venues. Currently, I am not performing live and am composing for TV, films, radios, ad, etc.
Recent contract signings with EOS music, Manifest media, Wolf Music and PongID radio.
Song "Number One" hit the Broadjam Rap-Progressive top 10
"Open Up Your Eyes - Instumental" hit the Broadjam Northwest top ten and I have now been in
Broadjam top tens, five times.
"Number One" has been selected for WOA International Vol 3 #1 Hits album with international distribution and again in Vol 4 along with "Fantasy" as a second track on that Volume.
Tuck has been in choirs, orchestras, barbershop quartets, where he wrote performances that won three talent shows and were featured on TV's "Faces and Places." He has also done his solo album and performed briefly with bands, "Thornwood Mill", "Lil Elmo and the Cosmos", and "Patriot." He has done radio advertisements with John Thoennes as well as a church musical for a competition "road show." Along with Bruce Smith he has done the soundtrack for a PBS documentary, "Conservation in Rural America." Tuck has also been featured on Ray Sommers TV show, "Sommers at Large." This background pulls together an album with varied pacing, progressive rock intros and pop/rock/alternative verses and choruses that are a little different yet still with plenty of hooks. He has had two songs win honorable mentions in the Billboard annual song contests and most recently was an honorable mention winner in January 2009 in Mike Pinder's Songwars. Recently he's had two songs in Broadjam top ten lists.
Tuck's family immersed him in music from an early age. Grandpa jammed his guitar with Lester Flatts and Earl Scruggs. Grandma and aunt Georgia had their own "Georgia Massey's School of Song and Dance" in Los Angeles and Georgia was an accomplished pianist and song writer as well as singer. Georgia and two other aunts sang in a group, "The Carole Sisters." A younger aunt Donna and a cousin Peggy, formed the Debs and gave Connie Stevens, Tuck's babysitter, her start. Tuck's Dad was a mean boogie woogie piano player and Tuck's mom a concert violinist. Aunt Donna was still performing in Vegas in her late sixties as the "Hot Flash." Uncle Lorenzo was a yodeler as well as a Hawaiian Slack Key guitar player. Four cousins had a local hit song "Surf Bird" in the early sixties and won a Hollywood Bowl battle of the bands as "The Dukes." Cousin Wayne Massey, was nominated for a grammy as the best new country western singer for his song and album, "One Life to Live." He is currently married to country singer Charly McClain. Needless to say family reunions are rather merry events.
Tuck's album Secret Dances received much airplay in Portland, Oregon and several interviews with local distribution by Burnside Records as well as multiple online distributers. Touring had to be cancelled because of my responsibilities as a full time physician. I have now retired early and am concentrating on full time writing in my home studio.
Currently, I am working with EOS music, Manifest Media, Wolf music, PongID, and Jango. I've been in the Broadjam top ten 3 times and received a Mike Pinder Songwars honorable mention and two Billboard National Song Contest honorable mentions. I've also been picked as "song of the day" by FM 102.1 internet radio.