His Father, who has an exceptional singing voice, played the guitar on the famous Professor Longhair song, “Goin’ Down To New Orleans” alongside his childhood friend, Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack. Needless to say, much of Terc’s musical influence began right at home when he was a child. Both of his parents were huge music lovers: from Rock and Roll to Jazz to Opera and the Blues. In fact, Terc was almost named Jude, from the The Beatles song, “Hey Jude”.. but his parents eventually decided against that. (*check the Terc Live page)
Following high school, Terc began studying opera and trained vocally with world- renowned professor, Phil Frohnmayer. He studied with Phil for four years, and Terc has said this experience truly formed his strength as a complete performer. Terc soon realized the importance of posture, breathing, and vocal resonance, which enhanced his performing and vocal development. When Terc completed his studying, he felt a complete command of his voice and found himself performing on stages throughout Europe and the United States.
Terc first moved to New York City and began writing his own original songs while working in bars, restaurants, night-clubs, photography studios and music studios to pay the rent. He developed his own distinct musical style which was immediately recognized and appreciated internationally. After numerous performances in NYC, Terc headed to London and Paris to experience the European stages. A great demand for Terc’s singing grew rapidly throughout Europe, especially in France, Spain and Italy. Soon, Terc found a deep connection with South American audiences as well, most notably, in Brazil and Argentina.
Upon his return, Terc had offers to perform and record in Los Angeles. He was hungry for a new setting, so he decided to move to California. He wrote tons of songs inspired by the diverse vibes he absorbed throughout L.A.. From Hollywood to Venice.. Los Feliz to Malibu.. Downtown to Beverly Hills.. there was inspiration dripping everywhere he turned.
Not one to rest, Terc performed constantly and has just written and recorded 3 new EPs in New Orleans. The first of the set will be released later this year.