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Michael Tolcher

Michael Tolcher on the Miller Lite Stage
Background information
Born c. October 1973
Front Royal, Virginia, U.S.
Origin Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Pop rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Labels A&M/Octone
Universal Music Group
Website michaeltolcher.com

Michael Tolcher (born c. 1973) is an American singer-songwriter who blends pop, blues, and urban grooves. He was born in in Front Royal, Virginia, and has lived most of his life in and around Atlanta, Georgia.

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Biography

Growing up just south of Atlanta, Georgia, Tolcher, who got into music at a young age and wrote his first song at five, had his first public performance in his church choir around the same time. He was into sports his whole life, and ended up running track at UTC and Georgia Tech. He was injured in 1996, then began to focus on music. He got his start at the Olympics in Atlanta as a street performer. Tolcher soon began touring in small venues around the country. Eventually arriving in New York City, he recorded his album I Am with producers Pop Rox in late 2003. It was released on Octone Records in 2004, and he toured as opening act for such artists as Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Gavin Degraw, G Love & Special Sauce, The Funky Meters, Pat McGee Band, Everclear, The Clarks, Hanson, and Sister Hazel.[1]

Tolcher's song "Sooner or Later" was the theme song for ABC's 2004–2005 series Life As We Know It.[2] It also appears in the NBC sitcom Scrubs at the end of the episode titled "My Rite of Passage".

His song "Mission Responsible" was used as part of a public service announcement for the American Lung Association in 2004.[3]

His latest recording, "Speed Feels Better" was licensed out by Hilton Hotels and used for their 2008 Beijing Olympics Campaign. The song is his first single from his sophomore album due out in 2009. An acoustic version is featured on the EP "See You Soon"

His EP In the Meantime was released on March 10, 2009 and features "Speed Feels Better", "Wanting You Now", "Speed Feels Better Acoustic", and "Speed Feels Better" video. The "Speed Feels Better" video features cameos from various athletes: Amanda Beard, Andy Roddick, Barry Sanders, Kimmie Meissner, and Rick Ankiel.

Michael Tolcher

Discography

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EPs

  • Michael Tolcher EP (2003)
  • See You Soon EP (2008)
  • In the Meantime EP (2009)

Albums

Singles

  • "Mission Responsible" (2004)
  • "Sooner or Later" (2005)
  • "Speed Feels Better" (2009)

Compilations

  • "Auld Lang Syne" on New Artist Holiday EP (2005)

References

  1. ^ Gloss, Megan. "Michael Tolcher", Telegraph Herald, 2005-04-27, p. A8.
  2. ^ Taylor, Chuck (2006-01-07). "Michael Tolcher: Sooner or Later", Billboard 118 (1): 38.
  3. ^ "Lung association releases music video PSA featuring Octone Records star", Health & Medicine Week, 2004-09-27, p. 500.

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