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.
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.
Lorraine Barrows (alto 2) was a UNH music education major and has taught vocal, instrumental, and choral music as well as theater throughout her public school music career. In both ME and NH, her students ranged from kindergarten to college, and she’s conducted both child and adult choirs. Active in a cappella’s barbershop wing since 1980, Lorraine was the founding director of the Royal River Chorus in Yarmouth, ME; competed internationally with her quartet, A Sterling Affair; and served as Director of Education for Sweet Adelines International for nine years. These days she finally has time to take the stage more herself, acting with the Senior Repertory Theatre, the Third Act Film Group, and singing with various Seacoast ensembles. Lorraine loves the excitement of live performance and the creation of special relationships through shared music.
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.