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TC Tolliver born in Washington D.C. , has toured with many different groups in his career ranging from Heavy Metal to Jazz and R&B . Early on TC joined a Rock Band ..called THE CHERRY PEOPLE featuring Punky Meadows... (guitarist) of "ANGEL". When the CHERRY PEOPLE disbanded,mid 70's, TC's first Internationl R/B touring group was PEACHES and HERB (Reunited and Shake your groove thing) era. After touring and returning to the U.S.A. from Europe, Finland and the West Indies, Changing groups and musical freedoms, TC joined a hit recording Band from Washington D.C. called SYMBA with the single (Hey You) due to mismanagement, the group disbanded in the early 80's... TC moved from Washington D.C. to New York City in 1982, in search of something astounding and different, TC soon found it very quickly, after answering an ad, in the "New York Village Voice" TC found himself auditioning for THE PLASMATICS. Ultimately being chosen out of hundreds of drummers during the days of auditions....By 1984 GENE SIMMONS of KISS had taken a solid interest in Wendy O. Williams and disbanded the Plasmatics to launch her solo career. Tolliver stayed on as her drummer. Wendy’s solo debut C.D. " W.O.W."... produced by ... GENE SIMMONS and featuring guest appearances by fellow KISS members PAUL STANLEY, ACE FREHLEY ,"ERIC CARR, and among others, the band was soon unleashed. In addition to drums, T.C. was also featured as a background vocalist and co-writer of the tracks... “I LOVE SEX" and (Rock and Roll”) and “BUMP and GRIND”. After releasing the W.O.W. c.d., the band went on an extensive tour of the U.S. and Europe, and another MTV video "IT'S MY LIFE" . Followed immediately, Wendy O. Williams’s next C.D., Kommander of Kaos, was produced by Manager Rod Swenson in 1985 and released by Gigasauraus Records.
Wendy, TC, and the band once again toured the U.S. and Europe. This time they had the pleasure of being joined by LEMMY" of MOTORHEAD at the Hammersmith’s Odeon in London England, The Terror Unleashed video was recorded and released months later, throughout Europe and the U.S.A. TC's motto, "No rest for the Weary". In '93' ....TC met, recorded and toured with T.M.Stevens..("SHOCKA ZOOLOO) toured through-out Europe and abroad, after returning home from Europe, TC met ANGELA BOFILL a legendary jazz vocalist. TC recorded a track on Angela's new c.d. "Love in Slow Motion" and toured again, the United States and the Caribbean Performing before thousand's of people at Jazz festivals and arena's. TC has played/ recorded with various artists, and Hit Recording Artist's such as:...NORMAN CONNORS ,ALI WOODSON, (of the Temptations), MARION MEADOWS , TOM BROWN (Jamaican funkster), JEANE CARNE, MICHAEL HENDERSON ,LONNIE LISTON SMITH, BOBBIE HUMPHREY, KIM WATERS, RONNIE LAWS ,ALYSON WILLIAMS, SHERRY WINSTON, DAWN ROBINSON.. of (ENVOGUE), STEVIE SALAS…. BERNIE WORRELL, BOBBY LYLES, ANGELA BOFILL, and a host of others..once again being blessed with amazing group of musicians,TM STEVENS..VINNY MARTELL of (VanillaFudge) and JUMA SULTAN (Gypsy Sun and Rainbows..Jimi Hendrix) 2014 TC had the opportunity to tour Europe again with Eric Gales... .also within the same year TC toured with guitarist Neil Zaza throughout Europe and performed a brief tour with TM STEVENS. Upon returning to the U.S.A. once again toured Europe with CHEXMATE included in the band- Ronny Drayton on guitar...and WYZARD BASS (of MOTHERS FINEST) on Bass.
April 2, 2016 TC released his new c.d. titled Tolliver/Franklin Alien Fortress , and was blessed with a lot of studio work with many artist including Norman Connors whose CD should be released soon.
TC will continue to bring the Rock and Roll music to your ears and keep you posted on all new CDs and info...
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