Marty Beecroft and Glenn Coulson first met in high school. These two best friends walked the same hallways, had the same teachers, were on the same school teams, and most importantly were in the same vocal music class. Inspired by their teacher they...
Marty Beecroft and Glenn Coulson first met in high school. These two best friends walked the same hallways, had the same teachers, were on the same school teams, and most importantly were in the same vocal music class. Inspired by their teacher they first performed together as part of an a cappella quartet for a school variety show. From the very beginning vocal harmony for the two was paramount. That has not changed.
By building upon a foundation of vocal harmony, constantly pursuing the perfection of their vocal blend, performing countless shows together since the age of 16, and developing their craft of songwriting over the years, working with the best in the business, the country duo After Tuesday has evolved into something that can only be described as the “whole package”.
The guys have naturally evolved the ‘After Tuesday’ sound over the years into something unique and inspiring that can only come from years of singing together. It includes influences from trailblazers of the past while at the same time blazing a path of their own. Their sound has the perfect blend of the sonic textures of country music with the energy of contemporary rhythms. They seamlessly blend humour and humility with maturity and depth of emotion. But the foundation of their sound – and key to their success – has always been their soaring harmonies. “Legendary groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles and Alabama have always influenced us because of the vocal presence that those groups had”, says Coulson. “Sometimes people call us a ‘modern Everly Brothers’”.
In fall of 2006 After Tuesday released their self-titled debut album in Canada distributed by Royalty Records. The group had great success at radio from coast-to-coast and quickly gained a loyal following and a strong reputation for their entertaining, dynamic and vocally brilliant live show. In 2007 they performed with such well-known artists as Emerson Drive, Ron Sexsmith, Deric Ruttan, Lisa Brokop, Shane Yellowbird, Doc Walker, Johnny Reid, The Wilkinson’s, Adam Gregory and Jessie Farrell to name a few, plus made an appearance on Canada’s top national morning show CTV’s Canada AM. The album was produced by CCMA ‘Producer of the Year’ Joel Feeney and included a depth of material written by After Tuesday as well as some top writers from Canada and Nashville such as Chris DuBois (Brad Paisley, Josh Turner), Cyril Rawson (Reba McEntire), Blair Daly (Big & Rich, Faith Hill, Keith Urban), Bryan Wayne (Chris Cagle) and Joel Feeney (LeeAnn Rimes) among others.
After Tuesday has a wealth of experience to draw upon to guide them on their journey. As half of the pop/vocal quartet V.I.P. (Voices In Public), they had a string of contemporary hit radio successes, videos in heavy rotation, mass national media exposure, and were involved in projects which had sales in excess of 200,000 units. Distributed by EMI in Canada and signed by BEV Musik in Germany, they toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. They won a Genie Award (Canadian Oscar) for ‘Best Original Song’ and won a Canadian Radio Music Award in 1999 for ‘Best New Group’ based on the success of their huge smash single “Just My Luck”. In 2003 Marty and Glenn, along with their V.I.P. bandmates, were cast in the prestigious role as the barbershop quartet in the Disney film remake of the classic musical “The Music Man” starring Matthew Broderick, Kristen Chenoweth and Victor Garber. Recently the guys have been expanding their musical horizons by scoring feature films and producing albums for other artists such as up-and-coming country stars Derek James Tilley and Stacey Jamieson.
Beecroft and Coulson are currently writing for their sophomore release with their co-writers from Nashville, Vancouver and Toronto. “We are thrilled to start the writing process for this next step in our career,” states Beecroft. “We’ve been writing with some great co-writers like Deric Ruttan, Tebey, Lisa Brokop and Tal Bachman. We’ll build upon the success of our first album, take our trademark sound and raise it to the next level.”