Tim Bull (vocal percussion) of Hampton, NH, grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, steeped in doo-wop and the lush harmonies of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. Realizing a natural propensity for and love of percussion, he taught himself technique on a six-piece drum kit and a number of keyboards/synthesizers. Singing in the Barbershoppers in high school and playing in a couple of garage bands provided an outlet for Tim's passions. His skills at mimicking drums, horns, strings, and voice led to the critical role of vocal percussionist for Tuckermans At 9. Outside of music, Tim holds a position in retail management, and enjoys yard work (yes, really!), any outdoor activities, creating art, and building ideas.
Laura Metz (soprano) grew up in Austin, TX, in a family that sang a cappella in multiple parts just for fun. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, she sang in choir, played clarinet in the band, and acted in a few musicals. At Harding University, she performed with the Concert Choir and Belle Canto, both a cappella groups. Before moving to New England, Laura sang three seasons with the Memphis Symphony Chorus in Memphis, TN. Currently, she lives in Rochester, NH, with her husband, toddler, and cat, working as a writer and proofreader.
T9 founder Mark Miller (tenor/bass) of Dover, NH, does not recall a time before singing. He has performed in choruses since the age of 12, including the New Jersey All-State Chorus, the America's Youth in Concert European Tour Chorus and Orchestra, "The Jerseyaires" chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, the Ashland University Choir, the Rockingham Choral Society, the Amare Cantare chamber chorus, and the London A Cappella Festival. A former radio broadcaster/production director and senior advertising copywriter, he is a freelance voice-over actor from his studio in Dover.
Betsy Shelley (alto) grew up in Hamilton, MA, performing in her church choir and high school vocal ensembles. At the University of New Hampshire, Betsy performed in various ensembles, from the Concert Choir to the Wildcat Marching Band. She has performed in vocal ensembles throughout the MA, NH, and ME Seacoast area, including the Newburyport Choral Society, the Rockingham Choral Society, the Portsmouth Women’s Chorus, the Seaglass Chorale, and Portsmouth Pro Musica. Betsy currently performs with Amare Cantare and loves mixing it up with Tuckermans at 9's very different style. She enjoyed a 40-year career in the IT department at Liberty Mutual and, in her post-corporate life, looks forward to even more singing and other musical interests. Betsy lives in Wells, ME, with her husband, Brad.