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Jeff Thacher Background information Birth name Jeffery Thomas Thacher Born December 23, 1967 (1967-12-23) (age 43) Noank, Connecticut, U.S. Origin Potsdam, New York Genres A cappella Occupations Performer, singer-songwriter, producer Instruments Vocal percussion Years active 1991–present Labels Shakariki Records / PAID, Inc., Amerigo Records, J-Bird Records, Rentrak Records, ForLife Records Associated acts Rockapella Five O'Clock Shadow The Nylons The GrooveBarbers Website rockapella.com Jeffrey Thomas Thacher (born December 23, 1967) is an American musician, best known as a member of the vocal group Rockapella. A professional vocal percussionist (a practice also referred to as "mouth drumming" and related to the hiphop-derived beatboxing) and singer who emerged on the early contemporary a cappella scene in 1991, Jeff Thacher co-founded the Boston-based a cappella group Five O'Clock Shadow (aka FOCS) that year and went on to join Rockapella in 1993 as their full time mouth-drummer. Thacher was a 1990 graduate of Berklee College Of Music's Music Production & Engineering program, and afterward spent several years in television & radio production when not performing.[1][2] Vocal percussion, as a full-time occupation amidst a band or ensemble, was a fairly new idea in 1991,[3][4] and Thacher performed as a tenor in Five O'Clock Shadow when not mouth-drumming. At that time, Rockapella was halfway through their stint on the children's television geography gameshow Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? on PBS(1991–1996) and had created several albums for the Japan-only record label For Life Records, as well as a soundtrack album for the Carmen Sandiego show. These albums had utilized individual computer-sequenced samples of mouth noises for their drum tracks. Rockapella sought to translate this approach organically to their live shows via a human performer,[1][5][6] and after a search, Thacher got the job. He began touring internationally with Rockapella, making his first CD appearance with them on the song "Big Wet Rag" from the Carmen Sandiego soundtrack sequel Carmen Sandiego: Out Of This World (1993). The first album to feature Jeff's distinctive sound throughout was Rockapella's first all-originals album, Vocobeat (1994), for the Japanese market.[6] As the mid 1990s progressed, the terms "organic" and "imitative" began to be used to describe contrasting a cappella vocal percussion styles, with Thacher as the most prominent progenitor of the "organic" approach, combining blatantly literal replication of drums with sounds that didn't seek to duplicate, but rather fill the role of a drum or percussive instrument.[1][3][7][8][9] Thacher was also the first vocal percussionist to employ a throat microphone (aka "throat mic") using electronic guitar pickups adhered to the larynx area of the throat (see piezoelectric sensor). The technique allowed intentional throat grunting sounds to be heard more effectively in live shows and on recordings (1997).[1] He became the first such artist to be professionally endorsed by a guitar pickup company (Seymour Duncan, from 1998 to present, now D-TAR).[10] Thacher continues to tour actively with Rockapella, appearing recently in the group with the Boston Pops Orchestra as guest performers, as well as in various media outlets around the USA and abroad. Thacher has also been an independent recording engineer and music producer since 1995, working constantly with numerous a cappella groups and singer-songwriters. He works occasionally as writer/performer on television promo spots, such as Nickelodeon's "Big Summer Movies" (2006) and holiday news promos for The WB in New York. His work as a graphic artist can be seen throughout the artwork of his clients and collaborators. Contents 1 Performer Discography 1.1 Domestic releases 1.2 International releases 1.3 Compilations 1.4 Unaffiliated releases 1.5 Various releases 1.6 Solo/Other CDs As Guest Performer 2 References 3 External links Performer Discography Domestic releases Release Date Album Line-up Label September 2010 Bang Leonard, Dorian, Brown, Baldi, Thacher Shakariki Records / PAID, Inc. June 2004 Live In Japan Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher Shakariki Records November 2002 Comfort & Joy Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher Amerigo Records Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004 August 2002 Smilin' Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Baldi, Thacher Amerigo Records Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004 March 2001 In Concert Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004 October 2000 Christmas Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004 March 2000 2 Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004 February 1999 Don't Tell Me You Do Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher J-Bird Records Re-released on Shakariki Records in 2004 Mid-1997 Rockapella Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Independent Mid-1996 Lucky Seven Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Independent Mid-1995 Primer Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Independent International releases Year Album Line-up Label 2002 In Concert Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Rentrak Records November 2001 Christmas Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Rentrak Records November 1996 Lucky Seven: Memories And Dreams Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records November 1995 Best Fest Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records November 1994 Out Cold Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records April 1994 Vocobeat Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records Compilations Release Date Album Line-up Label September 2002 Best A Cappella Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher ForLife Records 2002 More Than Ever Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher Rentrak Records Unaffiliated releases Year Album Line-up Label Summer 2005 Live At Duo Music Exchange Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher Duo Records Various releases Year Album Line-up Song 2007 Hokie Nation: An A Cappella Tribute Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "I'll Hear Your Voice" 2002 20 Christmas Stars, Vol. IV Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Baldi, Thacher "Merry Christmas Darling" 2000 Mark and Brian: Little Drummer Boys Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "Silver Bells" (Live performance) 1999 Revival - Sam Harris Leonard, Wright, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "A Change In My Life" (Background vocals) 1996 Voices Only: A Cappella Originals Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "Bed Of Nails" 1993 Carmen Sandiego: Out of This World Leonard, Altman, Kerman, Carl, Thacher "Big Wet Rag" Solo/Other CDs As Guest Performer Release Date Album Artist 2011 Unplugged John K. Brown 2010 bOOmbOOm John K. Brown 2006 Unorthodox Sean Altman (What I Like About Jew) 2005 Glory The Groovebarbers 2002 Alt.mania Sean Altman 2000 Fabric Of Life (Vocal Percussion Remix) The Nylons 2000 Some Children See Him Gas House Gang 1997 SeanDEMOnium Sean Altman References ^ a b c d Recent article: "Spitting Sounds: Vocal Percussionist Jeff Thacher Performs with Rockapella at Hancher Auditorium" ^ Rockapella.com official bio of Jeff Thacher ^ a b The Contemporary A Cappella Society Of America ^ A-Cappella.com online catalog ^ Rockapella.com Official Group Bio ^ a b Official Rockapella.com Discography ^ GotSpit.com Hints ^ GotSpit.com web log by peer Wes Carroll ^ "Beatboxing 101" web article ^ Seymour-Duncan/D-TAR info External links Jeff Thacher at the Internet Movie Database Official Rockapella website v · d · eRockapella Scott Leonard  · Jeff Thacher  · George Baldi III  · John K. Brown  · Steven Dorian David Stix  · Charlie Evett  · Steve Keyes  · Sean Altman  · Barry Carl  · Elliott Kerman  · Kevin Wright Studio albums To N.Y. (1992) · From N.Y. (1992) · Vocobeat (1994) · Primer (1995) · Lucky Seven (1996) · Rockapella (1997) · Don't Tell Me You Do (1999) · 2 (2000) · Smilin' (2002) · Bang (2010) Live albums In Concert (2001) · Live in Japan (2004) Christmas albums Bash! (1992) · Out Cold (1994) · Christmas (2000) · Comfort & Joy (2002) Compilation albums Best Fest (1995) · More Than Ever (2002) · Best A Cappella (2002) Solo albums Dance Classics Altered House Vol. 1 Male Vocal Compilation (1991 The OGs featuring Scott Leonard) · My Favorites: The Bee Gees (1996 Leonard) · SeanDEMOnium (1997 Altman) · Bluespeel (1999 Leonard - Flying Faders) · Alt.mania (2002 Altman) · Nice Kitty (2002 Leonard - fi-Ling Fader) · The SoLow Project (2004 Carl) · Losing Streak (2005 Altman) · Glory (2005 GrooveBarbers) · Unorthodox (2006 What I Like About Jew) · 1man1mike (2007 Leonard) · Taller Than Jesus (2008 JEWMONGOUS) · Tokyo Robots (2010 Leonard) · Guts (2010 GrooveBarbers) · bOOmbOOm (2010 Brown) · Unplugged (2011 Brown) Related articles Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (soundtrack) Persondata Name Thacher, Jeff Alternative names Short description Date of birth December 23, 1967 Place of birth Noank, Connecticut, U.S. Date of death Place of death