Five Firsts: Jeff Thacher of Rockapella

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Jeff Thacher
Jeff Thacher

NAME: Jeff Thacher
BAND AFFILIATION: Rockapella
INSTRUMENT: Vocal percussion, the in-band full-time version of beatboxing

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS… E.L.O.’s Time

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Depends on your perspective. With parents: The Osmonds (late ’70s). By myself: Howard Jones (ca. 1984)

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Piano

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “A Typical Day” from the show “Lil’ Abner” in high school

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WASFive O’Clock Shadow (“FOCS”) in Boston, which is still performing to this day

Vocal percussionist Jeff Thacher steps up to the microphone with the contemporary a cappella quintet Rockapella at Proctors in Schenectady at 8pm on Thursday (October 30) in support of their new album, “Motown & More.” Tickets are $20, $25, $30 & $40.

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