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Jeff Tucker Music has earned an  
A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau  
(Jeff Tucker Music is not a BBB Accredited business.)  
 
 
 
 
 
Carnegie Concert Series, Bryan, OH 
 
 
 
"Jeff was amazing! From start to finish he was very professional 
and able to accommodate us in every way. He has a soulful voice  
and is such a talented guitarist! I highly recommend Jeff!" 
Mindy Vesoulis 
Plat8 
Toledo, Ohio 
December 14, 2018 
 
"I hired Jeff on short notice for a Memorial Service and requested  
three specific songs to be played,two of which I knew were outside  
his comfort zone. Not only did Jeff agree to play the songs, 
he knocked them out of the park. Jeff did an outstanding job and  
all the guests loved his performance. I would highly recommend  
Jeff for any event, he is a truly talented musician." 
Tricia Miles 
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 
November 3, 2018 
 
"Jeff was awesome! He was very professional and easy to work with.  
He made sure he played all our song requests and our guests  
really enjoyed his talent. I definitely recommend him  
and would hire him again." 
Camila Noordeloos 
Grand Rapids, Michigan 
October 18, 2018 
 
"I have to say that I was very happy that I hired Jeff for my event. 
Jeff was early, professional, set up shop and played for hours  
with a great variety of song choices. He certainly kept the crowd entertained and relaxed... I would definitely hire Jeff again!" 
Pete Benoit 
Iron Legacy MC International Rally 
St. Petersburg, Florida 
October 12 & 13, 2018 
(returning: October 11 & 12, 2019) 
 
"My musician cancelled at 11:30am the day of my wedding, for a 5pm ceremony. I called Jeff, he returned my call within 20 minutes  
and agreed to not only play our ceremony and cocktail hour that night, 
but also learned the songs for our ceremony THAT DAY, and performed 
them beautifully!!!  His cost is more than fair, and he literally saved the day. Completely professional and kind. I would definitely recommend him." 
Carly Houghton 
Saline, Michigan 
September 7, 2018 
 
"Jeff did an outstanding job at our event. He was professional and flexible and delivered exactly what we wanted. I thought his musical performance was even better than I expected after watching videos on his web site. I recommend him as a laid back soft rock guitarist and singer for your event." 
Hal Steiner 
Boca Delray Golf & Country Club 
Delray Beach, Florida 
September 3, 2018  
 
"Jeff was fantastic. If you are looking for that style of music, he won't disappoint. We had so many compliments from friends as well about Jeff. I would def. book him again. Thanks again, Jeff."  
Brian Berk 
Toledo, Ohio 
September 1, 2018 
 
"Jeff was a wonderful musician for our intimate wedding reception in Sewanee, Tennessee! We appreciated his professionalism and talent. Thank you, Jeff!" 
Susannah Morse 
Sewanee, Tennessee 
April 28, 2018  
 
"Jeff is awesome! He accommodated me and my party on short notice, and added so much to the overall experience for my guests. He's an amazing talent and a great professional. I would not hesitate to hire him again. Thanks, Jeff!" 
Tina Cowoski 
Streetsboro, Ohio 
September 16, 2017  
 
"Great sound. Very punctual.  Highly recommended." 
Mike Addor 
Brighton, Michigan 
July 22, 2017 
 
"We loved him!! He was early to set up, started on time and was so attune to the atmosphere of the room. We loved his music and his voice and style. I would definitely reccommend him to anyone and would absolutely hire him for our next party. Great job!!" 
Tammy Crogan 
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 
May 20, 2017  
 
"Everything about Jeff's services were spot on. His professionalism, talent, communication, and attention to detail was above and beyond. He even learned all of our special requested songs for our wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend Jeff Tucker has a musician for your upcoming event." 
David Allain 
Weyanoke, Louisiana 
October 15, 2016 
 
"Jeff was amazing. We will be using him again in the future!" 
            Jon Roberson 
            St. John 
            Palm Beach, Florida 
            September 29, 2016  
 
"Jeff was professional, friendly, and above all, an amazing talent. We enjoyed having him play for our party and would not hesitate to do so again, or to recommend him to anyone! Amazingly beautiful music." 
Shauna Huck 
Batavia, Illinois 
August 20, 2016  
 
"Jeff is very talented, very accommodating, and everyone really enjoyed his singing/playing. I would book him again for an event and sincerely recommend him to anyone looking for a great evening of music!" 
            Mary Kaiser 
            Private Performance at Chateau LeMoyne 
            New Orleans, Louisiana 
            April 1, 2016 
 
"Jeff was excellent!!! We booked him for a farewell event for our retiring CEO. He was on time, extremely accommodating and professional and our CEO loved the music. Jeff played all his favorite artists! Thank you Jeff, for making the evening so special." 
            Mimi Weber, Memorial Healthcare System 
            Performance at Margaritaville Beach Resort 
            Hollywood, Florida 
            February 18, 2016 
 
"Jeff was wonderful. I received so many inquiries asking how I found Jeff and compliments that he was perfect for our party. I would highly recommend his talent." 
Anne Williams-Lord 
Stuart, Florida 
January 29, 2016 
 
"Jeff was professional, responsive and easy to work with during the quoting and booking process. He arrived early and ready to play on the day of the event, and sounded great! Very pleased!" 
Leanne Trevelline 
Lanxess 
House of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio 
October 13, 201
 
"Hey Jeff, thanks again. Everybody loves to listen to you perform. Have a good year, and we hope to see you back again next summer." 
Gary Wachtell 
Ottawa Lake, Michigan 
July 19, 2014 
 
"Great experience!"  
Karen Venter 
New Orleans, Louisiana 
March 8, 2014 
 
"Jeff did a fantastic job, great performer. He arrived on time, kept the group entertained all evening and was very easy to work with. Would definitely hire Jeff again. Thanks, Jeff for a great evening."  
Scott Newkirk  
Carmel, Indiana  
June 15, 2013  
 
"Jeff was great. We moved him around quite a bit and he was super accomodating. I loved his style of music and his voice. We were very pleased with Jeff and would use him again."  
Tami Gavel  
New Orleans, Louisiana  
March 23, 2013  
 
"Jeff Tucker was simply amazing. From the day I booked him, he provided the utmost professionalism. He responded quickly to all emails and phone calls, and is honestly one of the nicest people I have ever met. He went above and beyond by introducing the wedding party and learning any song we specially requested. A number of guests at my wedding, including veteran musicians, asked where I found such a talent and how to book him for their events. I look forward to booking him again in the future for any and all events. I highly recommend Jeff and just can't say enough good things about him. Well done!!!"  
Keith Buzzelli  
Greensburg, Pennsylvania  
October 7, 2012  
 
"Jeff did a fantastic job. Not only is he a very talented musician, he provided just the right playlist and accommodated our special requests. We highly recommend Jeff, and many, many of our guests talked about how much they enjoyed the music and how impressed they were with Jeff. We would definitely contact Jeff again, and several guests indicated the same. "  
Shelley Sollars  
Troy, Michigan  
September 15, 2012  
 
"Thank you again for playing at my event! Everyone who attended raved about you! Cork It. Cure It. 2010 would not have been as big a success without your talent - the crowd absolutely loved you! Thank you for staying later and playing in absolutely horrible conditions! I hope you will be able to play for us again next year! Thank you!!!!"  
Alicia Hughes  
Northfield Center Township, Ohio  
September 11, 2010  
September 29, 2012  
 
"Jeff arrived at our daughter's wedding reception in plenty of time to set up and begin playing. I could tell everyone really enjoyed his singing and playing. He was very professional, had a great voice, and played the guitar beautifully. I would say that his being there was one of the best highlights of my daughter and new son in law's day. Awesome Job!"  
Nancy Miller  
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania  
July 29, 2012  
 
"Jeff was absolutely amazing! The guitar and his voice were beautiful and totally set the mood for our intimate outdoor wedding ceremony. He gladly accommodated our requests, learning 2 new songs for the event. He was so on point that upon hearing the processional song, our song, I immediately began to cry. Also, we were surprised how long he stuck around to play after the ceremony, waiting until everyone had left. A true professional. A+++"  
Kristin Cartellone  
Oberlin, Ohio  
September 10, 2011  
 
"Outstanding! We had many, many positive comments. Most of us are from metro Detroit - close to Jeff in Toledo.I would expect he will get some business from this event! Could not have been better!"  
David Milsop  
Augusta, Michigan  
August 19, 2011  
 
"I wanted to thank you for a wonderful performance at our brunch wedding reception in Palos Hills, Illinois last Saturday. Everyone commented on the nice selection of music, how perfect it reflected on us, and how much atmosphere it added to our day. You learned our song, "Cross my Heart", and actually witnessed our second dance ever together. You came such a long way, and we appreciated it so much. Thanks again!"  
Jessica & Mark Laske  
Palos Hills, Illinois  
March 26, 2011  
 
"Allen and I just wanted to say thank you for everything and we could not have been happier with you. Thanks again for being so professional and patient with me during the planning process. You have yet another happy customer."  
Ellen & Allen Howes  
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida  
October 9, 2010  
 
 
"News Leader" 
Amelia Island, Florida 
December 1, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
“I wanted to let you know everyone loved you guys at our event. The set list was perfect! As soon as we know the date for next year's party, you'll be hearing from me!”  
Michelle A. Bard  
Director of Development  
University of Michigan School of Medicine,  
Department of Neurosurgery  
(biennial event)  
October 26, 2007  
October 30, 2009  
October 15, 2011 
October 26, 2013 
October 23, 2015 
October 21, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
        
"Jeff was excellent!!! We booked him for a farewell event for our retiring CEO. He was on time, extremely accommodating and professional and our CEO loved the music. Jeff played all his favorite artists! Thank you Jeff, for making the evening so special." 
Mimi Weber  
Memorial Healthcare System 
Performance at Margaritaville Beach Resort 
Hollywood, Florida 
February 18, 2016 
 
 
 
 
 
"Booked Jeff Tucker / duo for a Corporate Event on 10/13/15. Jeff was professional, responsive and easy to work with during the quoting and booking process. He arrived early and ready to play on the day of the event, and sounded great! Very pleased!" 
Leanne Trevelline, Lanxess 
Performance at the House of Blues 
Cleveland, Ohio 
October 13, 2015
 
 
 
 
"Jeff Tucker and the band were outstanding, professional, and were a crowd pleaser. Ready to play on time, and sounded GREAT. We will be using them again next year...the music was simply awesome!!!!"  
Tamra Wozniak 
Delta Eagle Riders 
5th Annual Hog Roast and Charity Poker Run 
Delta, Ohio 
June 20, 2015 
 
 
 
August 11 - 14, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Music and Band Jeff Tucker Interview  
  by publisher Paul Heingarten  
July 2009, in advance of September 2009 Florida and Louisiana tour dates  
Q: How did you come up with the name of your band?  
A: On the Beach is the name of a book and a movie about the apocalypse. It’s also the name of a song and an album by Neil Young, a term for being caught in a sand trap in golf, and a way of saying someone is out of work in the radio and TV business.  
Q: What genre (if any) would you classify your music in?  
A: That’s a tough one. We play a little of everything – but the term “variety band” is a term that just doesn’t sound very hip. “Adult rock” and “Americana” fit fairly well. A concert promoter in Gaylord, Michigan did a good job describing us in some pre-show publicity. She wrote, “This pop-rock genre band from Toledo will surprise with their knack for crafting pop hooks, funky rhythms, hard-edged modern rock opuses, country gems and a little blues-jazz for good measure!”  
Q: Do you play only originals, or do you do covers? In your average gig, what’s the ratio of original songs to covers?  
A: We feature original music, but we do some covers in our sets. In a two-hour concert, we’ll typically play 16 to 18 original tunes, with 3 or 4 covers mixed in.  
Q: Who are your musical influences?  
A: I grew up in the “golden age” of classic rock. I listened to a lot of “California country-rock”. Neil Young, the late Dan Fogelberg, Joe Walsh. But my influences have been pretty eclectic, too. Anybody who lived in New Orleans in the seventies and wasn’t influenced by The Meters and Nevilles – simply wasn’t paying attention. As a guitarist, I find myself copping licks from people like Young and Walsh, and also Mark Knopfler – three guitarists with three completely different approaches to the instrument.  
Q: What are your songs about?  
A: Most of my songs tend to be about socially-relevant topics. “Ritalin Children”, “Deeper than Pontchartrain”, “Oh, Condoleezza”, and “Global People Now” tend to let you know what they’re about by the title of the song. I also write “character-study” type songs…songs that were written about a certain person, at a certain time and place. I don’t do much along the lines of “love songs”…not necessarily on purpose…but because it seems like a subject that’s already been covered from every conceivable angle. I wouldn’t mind being inspired to write my version of “the perfect love song” before I die, though.  
Q: What are your band’s goals?  
A: First and foremost – pay the bills. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have been able to make a living playing music for the last fifteen years. I’d much rather be obscure and play music for a living – than have fifteen minutes of “rock star” glory, and spend the rest of my life talking about “the good old days”. I’m living my dream, and I try to not ever take that for granted, but there are times when I suppose that I do.  
Q: What are your favorite venues to play, and why?  
A: My favorite places to play are dedicated concert venues. We play a lot of small amphitheaters and that type of thing. There’s really nothing better than a situation where the audience is there for one reason and one reason only.  
Q: Which songs do you perform most frequently?  
A: During any given show, about three-quarters of the songs from our three CD’s make the set list. A favorite cover of mine, and the only cover that we actually recorded for a CD, is “Romeo & Juliet”, a Mark Knopfler tune. Can’t play a show without at least one hardcore love song.  
Q: On a gig, do you play from a set list or do you just pick songs on the spot?  
A: Depends on the gig. In a concert situation, I make up a set list to ensure a tight program with logical segues and a beginning, a middle, and an end. In a club or event situation, “play the room” is rule number one, and a lot of times, you don’t know what “the room” is going to be like until you get started, so a set list is often not very practical.  
Q: Who in the band writes your songs?  
A: I’m our only songwriter.  
Q: How has your music evolved since you started playing together?  
A: Well, we sure didn’t start out playing concert venues…we started out playing every dive bar on the planet, like anybody else. Back then, the music was a lot heavier, and a lot louder. Being an unsigned, relatively obscure act, we had to find a niche that would provide us access to better-paying and more rewarding venues to play. We could either go the “five bands on a bill, playing for the door” route, or figure out a better way. We play original music, but we present it in a family-friendly show that, for lack of a better term, is middle-of-the-road, sonically-speaking. That’s not to say we don’t challenge ourselves, musically. It just means that, if you’re able to appeal to a wide audience and a variety of musical tastes, you’re going to play better venues for better money.  
Q: Last thoughts?  
A: I’m looking forward to playing New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana, and the Gulf Coast in September. Who says you can’t go home again?
 
 
 
 
Bayou Jam Concert Series  
Heritage Park Amphitheater  
Slidell, Louisiana - September 27, 2009 
 
 
 
 
June 6, 2009 - Alpena, Michigan 
 
Toledo Free Press 
June 2006 - Toledo, Ohio 
 
 
Acorn Theater, February 18, 2006
 
 
Gaylord Herald Press, Gaylord, Michigan 
July 23, 2005 issue  
In advance of Pavilion On Court Concert   
 
 
Muskegon Summer Celebration (2 shows) 
July 2, 2005 -0 Muskegon, Michigan