VOCALISTS

Jennifer Hutcheson
Soprano Vocals

Jennifer brings 15+ years of music and theater experience along with 6+ years of classical vocal training to The T-Tones. She received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University after completing a degree in music from Lagrange College. While in school, she toured Europe performing with the choir in numerous locations including England, Paris, and Italy, with a special performance at The Vatican. She also performed several musicals and operas in school.

Since finishing school, music has maintained music as a priority passion in her life by performing in local musicals, community theaters, and singing solos in church. Most recently, she was cast to play the lead role in a production of Mary Poppins with the Acting Up Theater Company. She was recently a part of Showtime Singers for 2 years and is now currently singing with the John's Creek Chorale with her equally talented husband. She volunteers for various organizations around Atlanta. She is excited to start this new adventure with The T-Tones!

Jennifer Natchus
Mezzo Soprano Vocals/Business Manager

Jennifer brings 20+ years of musical theater experience along with 10+ years of dance training in tap, jazz and ballroom to The T Tones. While raising her two sons over the past 15 years, she has taken on numerous volunteer jobs in her sons’ schools as well as event planning and marketing jobs for different organizations. She has also kept music as a priority endeavor in her life.

For over 10 years, she has sung with St. Brigid’s prestigious choir, which included a trip to Rome, Italy to sing for Pope Benedict. She was part of a team of 5 women who wrote, directed and produced 3 Cabaret style shows at St. Brigid to raise money for the Music Ministry. She has also been a singer for 4+ years with Satin Alley Jazz, a jazz choral ensemble, the last two of which she also acted as the business manager. Throughout her involvement with these groups, she has also continued her study in vocal technique.

She was appointed event manager for Atlanta Plays It Forward’s concert series last year and continues that role today. She is thrilled to be a part of The T Tones, which was an inspiration of her husband, Mike’s and has come to life as the result of many collaborative creative talents. Her love of music and theater has come full circle in being part of The T Tones!

Photo credit: Frederick Thoman

Cecilia Harrington
Alto Vocals

Cecilia Harrington brings 9+ years of musical theater experience and a lifelong passion for music and singing. While not formally educated, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from LaGrange College, she has maintained a connection to the musical world by becoming a part of the LaGrange College Singers and performing with them in a variety of locations, including England and Paris.

After completing schooling, she kept her love a music and theater by performing in multiple community theater companies, such as Elm Street Cultural Arts Village and Acting Up. Several of her favorite roles she has portrayed have been Golde from Fiddler on the Roof and Mrs. Andrews from Mary Poppins. She has also currently a member of the John’s Creek Chorale. She is honored and excited to now be a part of the T Tones!

FORMER & GUEST T TONES VOCALISTS

Gwen Hughes
Occasional Guest Vocalist

 

Amber Tittle
Former Vocalist

Amber Tittle is an Atlanta native currently pursuing a career in classical music.
She currently studies at Georgia State University where she has been seen on stage as Tituba- The Crucible, Marcelina- Le Nozze di Figaro, Hippolyta- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mrs Grose- The Turn of the Screw,  and many more. Amber's recent singing engagements include: The Messiah with Johns Creek UMC, The Coronation Mass with The Johns Creek Chorale, Bach Reformation Cantata with Central Presbyterian Church and Turandot with The Atlanta Opera(chorus).
She currently studies with Sharon Stephenson and is heading to Scotland this summer for a 9-day choir tour in celebration of 500 years of reformation.

Keller Kuhn
Former Vocalist

Often described as carefree and lionhearted, Keller is an actress/musician that has been in show business literally from the cradle. This quirky and sophisticated performer got her first print job as a Gerber baby for an ad in the newspaper. After learning her craft in community theater and summer stock, along with extra and day player work on film, she landed a featured role alongside Keifer Sutherland and Robert Downey Jr.  She further polished her skills in acting, singing and dance at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, followed by music composition studies at the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles.  She has worked with many of the top voice coaches in both cities, and currently works with top talent in Atlanta’s ever growing film and television industry.

Keller has a strong edge in her presence, but a closer look reveals a deeply caring and energetic person. She brings that essence to the screen as well as in her musical and voice performances.  Her father was an avid storyteller … a legacy Keller hopes to carry on, because she believes the best stories are those that inspire, encourage and bring hope to her audience.

Keller now brings her wealth of talent and creative skills to The T Tones where she brings to bear her substantial singing, acting and performance talents.

Dasie Thames
Former Vocalist

Dasie is an accomplished vocalist and actress who has been singing since an early age. Her recent theater credits include Da Kink in My Hair and Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical. Her bi-lingual German/English abilities enabled her to play a leading role in “Unser Rheinland” (FSU – filmed in German language).

Her love for both theater and music are obvious during her engaging and electrifying performances. While Dasie enjoys performing music of all genres, her heart is in performing old school R&B and Neo-Soul.

Dasie is excited to take the stage with T-Tones where her silky alto voice provides depth richness to the vocal trio as well as captivating solo performances!

She would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support.

Berne Poliakoff
Former Vocalist

Berné hails from Spartanburg, S.C.  She began performing, singing and playing guitar in local haunts in Spartanburg at the age of 14, and was inspired by such local talents as David Ball, Walter Hyatt and Champ Hood (of the legendary Uncle Walt's Band).  After graduating from The College of Charleston with a BA in voice, Berné found a home in the Atlanta music scene. A long-time aficionado of the classic female jazz vocalists, she was invited to join a noted Atlanta ensemble, The EZ Credit Orchestra, which specialized in 30's and 40's jazz.  She still occasionally sings jazz with some of the Southeast's top musicians.

Berné has maintained regular performances, with very little down time, at The South of France restaurant, Le Giverny and Petite Auberge.  As a solo performer, in various other venues, she has shared the stage with such legends as Odetta, Dave Van Ronk, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Tom Rush, Billy Joe Shaver, Tom Russell and Chris Smither.

Berné's alter ego was the lovable and laughable "Frenchy" in the longstanding Atlanta band Cowboy Envy. The band toured extensively, from Florida to Alaska (and almost everywhere in between). They played many famous venues and festivals including the Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival, Music Fest in Pennsylvania, Music Midtown, Detroit Arts Festival, etc. The band appeared at many colleges, theaters and coffeehouses. Along the way, they performed with the likes of Indigo Girls, Shelby Lynne, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Riders In The Sky and Ricochet. Their tight harmonies and entertaining performances garnered a great deal of recognition. Some of Berne's original songs are part of the Cowboy Envy songbook.

Berné is back as “Frenchy” in her band, Back in the Saddle! The band plays Western and Western Swing and features Gwen Hughes, Rick Hinkle, LA Tuten, Matt Kaminski, organist for The Atlanta Braves and Tim Higgins. They have performed at Eddie Owens Presents at The Red Clay Music Foundry twice, The Inman Park Festival, Eddie’s Attic, Steve’s Live Music, The Booth Western Museum, Tucker Day and for various private affairs. Back in the Saddle is about to release their first live CD, recorded at The Red Clay Music Foundry.

Berné is honored to now be a part of the fabulous 20s, 30s and 40s band, The T Tones! Again, she gets to sing in a 3-part, tight harmony band with great musicians.

She has recorded a CD of all original material, "Language of Dreams", which was co-produced by Dede Vogt of Cowboy Envy. The songs cover a wide range of styles (from Western Swing to Ballads to Country to Rock) and are a strong presentation of her skills as a songwriter. The recording utilizes the talents of many musician friends that Berne has worked with over her career. She is looking forward to even more projects in the future, including a recording of Jazz vocal standards.

MEET THE BAND

For booking information, please contact Jennifer Natchus at jnatchus@gmail.com

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