Wolfeboro's First Night will include Tuckermans at 9

WOLFEBORO — The rockin' a cappella of Tuckermans at 9 returns to Wolfeboro on December 31.

"We've kinda lost track of how many times we've appeared at First Night Wolfeboro," says Tuckermans at 9 founder and baritone Mark Miller from Dover.

"It's always a blast and we're in a new space this year!" Based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, the group dubbed "T9" by fans will perform two entirely different shows, at 9 p.m. and again at 10 p.m., at the Village Players Theater.

"We recently celebrated nine years as a group," explains charter member and tenor Walt Porter of Brentwood. "And in that time, the T9 sound has evolved into a huge variety of material from pop to rock to blues to light jazz, including our own customized versions of songs people know and love."

At First Night Wolfeboro, the T9 shows will include Manhattan Transfer's "Trickle, Trickle"; the Wilson-Phillips hit "Release Me"; Bruno Mars' "Grenade"; "Smoke from a Distant Fire", originally by The Sanford-Townsend Band; and audience favorite "29 Ways (To Make It To My Baby's Door). "And again," reminds Porter, "all a cappella!

Rounding out the group's New Hampshire roster are soprano Ashley Gove (Nashua), altos Kam Damtoft (Durham) and Fran Lipe (New Durham), tenor Shay Willard (Dover), and bass Bill Hersman (Durham). Sound technician Tony Berke hails from Exeter and assistant sound technician Kevin Consaul from Nashua.