The Ten Tenors

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

 
Jump to: navigation, search
The Ten Tenors, September 2009, San Diego, California

The TEN Tenors (also known as TTT or 'The TEN') are an Australian musical ensemble who have toured world-wide. In a typical set, the group performs Queen standards, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", and "The Show Must Go On"; tracks from Meat Loaf medley; AC/DC and much more. Midway, it switches gears to perform opera tunes and native Australian tunes (including I Still Call Australia Home). Their 2006 album Here's To The Heroes was heavily influenced by the music of John Barry. It is rumoured John Barry and Don Black, in fact, penned a song on the album specifically for The TEN Tenors.

The Ten Tenors double CD (one live and one studio recorded) “Larger Than Life” CD was recorded in Australia and Germany and released in 2004 Europe and USA, with some of these tracks being released in Australia under the title “Tenology (The Best So Far)”. Andy Arthurs and Richard Vella were the recording co-producers. Some of these tracks drew on traditional opera repertoire, but many were reinvented for a broader non-opera going audience.

Nowadays, the group have evolved into a rock-opera touring group, pushing the boundaries of the classical genre and the definition of a tenor. Their latest album "Double Platinum" is a double album featuring classical songs on one disc and contemporary songs on the other. It debuted at #7 on the mainstream charts in New Zealand.

The TEN Tenors reportedly tour an average of 250 show per year over ten months of the year and have sold more than 3.5 million concert tickets worldwide.

Current Members: Jarred Newall, Benjamin Clark, Daniel Belle, Sebastian MacLain, Ben Stephens, Scott Muller, Thomas David Birch, Keane Fletcher, Chad Hillingus and Paul Gelsumini (Musical Director).

Contents

Alternates

Discography

CD

VHS/DVD

See also

External links