Terry Tucker

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For four decades, Terry Tucker has been delighting audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, first in her native England, as a singer, composer, and keyboard player with the group Sunforest during the…
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For four decades, Terry Tucker has been delighting audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, first in her native England, as a singer, composer, and keyboard player with the group Sunforest during the late 1960s, and later -- in England and on the European continent -- as a solo artist. Tucker took piano lessons as a child, which led to her taking a formal degree in music. By the end of the '60s, she and two friends, Erika Eigen and Freya Hough, had headed to London to break into the burgeoning pop/rock scene and were discovered and signed to Decca Records, for which they recorded one LP under the name Sunforest. The album wasn't especially successful, despite a strange and distinctive sound that mixed elements of rock, folk, and Renaissance music in a progressive/psychedelic context, but their music did get them a spot on the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange. Following the group's breakup at the start of the '70s, Tucker played clubs and wrote and arranged music, and was employed at the BBC, among other institutions. Her music has also been heard in America on National Public Radio's Children's Radio Theater. In recent years, Tucker has also played with the group Treehouse.