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Tuck & Patti

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Tuck & Patti, that’s Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart - a couple that have been making music together for over 25 years and who released ten albums flavoured with jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, gospel, folk, rock and Brazilian genres since 1988 as a duo.

Patti hails from San Francisco and knew from the age of six that she wanted to be a singer. She started to sing in church, directed choirs by the age of 10 and received voice lessons in high school. As she was raised in the Bay Area in the 60s she was influenced by all the styles of music going on and places like The Fillmore were second home to her - even Bill Graham watched out for her. Patti jammed with hundreds of musicians during that time and learned how to improvise in any style. Some might remember that Patti was one of the founding members of Kingfish - featuring Bobby Weir, Matthew Kelly, Dave Torbert, Barry Flast among others.

Tuck hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma and was influenced by swing and classical music from an early age but it wasn’t until the Beatles and Rolling Stones came out that he knew he had to play rock and roll. Because Tuck’s sister had taught him how to play the piano he started with that instrument but soon decided that the guitar would be a better choice. Although Tuck was influenced by rock music he started to learn complex jazz chords instead, simply because he had the Mel Chord Book, with 400 Orchestral Chords in the appendix, at hand. When he heard Jimi Hendrix for the first time he was not only blown away, he considered it impossible for him to come up with such a sound himself and he dived even deeper into jazz.

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  • KingsAndQueen

    I've discovered them because of their niece, I hope I'm not late to the party

    19 Feb 5:14pm Reply
  • KazzJP

    "love warriors"は、秋から冬にかけて聴くと心に染み入る。"Love warriors" is, sounds to mind when listening from autumn to winter.

    18 Jan 8:45am Reply
  • jauntz

    so lovely! <3

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • Joyce_Lea

    heared in 《sunny》,soooooooo great!!!

    8 Oct 2011 Reply
  • BrianKohn

    Recently discovered these two. Instant love <3 Favorite album is Love Warriors. Love it :-)

    4 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ekidol

    The best voices in the world are kept for a smaller public. [2]

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Konijn22

    The best voices in the world are kept for a smaller public.

    11 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rhinowing

    st vincent related lol

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • zapatosgrandes

    tuck and patty making beautiful music together :) ahhh.......

    19 Nov 2009 Reply
  • fireicicle

    I love them so much.

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • cyro_nimbus

    But oh please could we get an actual artist bio with, like, y'know, content, instead of this gushing PR twaddle?

    27 Jan 2008 Reply
  • ravelithium

    Wide Awake

    21 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Lucianka

    Fabulous scat, aaaah! :)

    31 Oct 2006 Reply

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