The Ten Tenors

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The Ten Tenors, September 2009, San Diego, California

The TEN Tenors (also known as TTT or 'The TEN') is an Australian music ensemble that has toured world-wide since its formation in 1995.[1] The group is renowned for their reimagining of modern-day classics by artists such as Queen, Meatloaf; AC/DC, Aerosmith, Leonard Cohen and much more. They are also known to perform operatic arias, native Australian tunes (including I Still Call Australia Home) and most recently, the hits of Broadway.

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. Their 2006 album Here's To The Heroes was heavily influenced by the music of John Barry.

Nowadays, the group has evolved into a rock-opera touring group, pushing the boundaries of the classical genre and the definition of a tenor.[2] Their latest album "Double Platinum", which was mainly produced and arranged by Dr Steven Baker, is a double album featuring classical songs on one disc and contemporary songs on the other and features the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. 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.

In February 2014, The Ten Tenors commenced a four month, 70 show tour[3] across the US with their The Ten Tenors On Broadway show, which has subsequently toured to Europe, Australia and South Korea.[1]

Current members[edit]

  • Robert Barbaro
  • Cameron Barclay
  • Michael Edwards
  • Keane Fletcher
  • Lucas Gelsumini
  • Paul Gelsumini
  • Sebastian Maclaine
  • Jared Newall
  • Sam Roberts-Smith

Note: The roster of members does change - the above list is current as at May 2015.[4]

Creatives[edit]

Musical Director: Steven Baker.[5]
Production Manager/Chief Audio Engineer: Rupert Pletzer
Lighting Designer: Shawn Gallen

Previous members[edit]

  • Craig "Burce" Atkinson
  • Daniel Belle
  • Thomas David Birch
  • Shannon "Bomber" Brown
  • Shaun Brown
  • Benjamin "Clakka" Clark
  • Roger Davy
  • Scott Fields
  • Graham Foote
  • George Forgan-Smith
  • Jack Fowles
  • Drew "Creamy Goodness" Graham
  • Gordon Harris
  • Craig "Chendry" Hendry
  • Matthew "Bryan" Hickey
  • Chad Hilligus[6]
  • Luke Kennedy[7]
  • Kim Kirkman
  • Nathan "Merten" Kneen
  • Rosario La Spina
  • Adam Lopez
  • Bradley McCaw
  • Liam McLachlan
  • Kent Maddock
  • Dion Molinas[8]
  • Greg Moore
  • Stewart "Sancho" Morris
  • Scott Muller[2]
  • Joseph Naim
  • Boyd Owen
  • Adrian "Gary" Phillips
  • Josh (JP) Piterman
  • Jordan S. Pollard[8]
  • Andrew "Fetch" Pryor
  • Kyle Sapsford
  • Jason "Shorty" Short
  • Dominic "Panda" Smith
  • Steven Sowden
  • Tod Strike
  • Jeff Teale
  • Jason "Chopper" Turnbull
  • Bernard Wheaton

Discography[edit]

CD

  • 1998 – Tenorissimo!
  • 1999 – Colours
  • 2000 – Untied (also known as One Is Not Enough in Europe)
  • 2001 – A Not So Silent Night
  • 2004 – Larger Than Life
  • 2005 – Tenology (The Best of So Far...) #8 AUS
  • 2005 – A Not So Silent Night (remastered and remixed with new tracks, available at concerts in Germany and as bonus CD with Tenology Limited Christmas Edition in the USA)
  • 2006 – Here's to the Heroes #8 AUS
  • 2008 – Nostalgica #27 AUS
  • 2011 – Nostalgica – International Edition (with bonus tracks from their performance on Oprah's Ultimate Adventure)
  • 2011 – Double Platinum (Double album) #17 AUS
  • 2014 – On Broadway #44 AUS

VHS/DVD

  • 2000 – Colours – VHS (Australia & New Zealand only)
  • 2002 – One Is Not Enough – DVD (Europe only)
  • 2004 – Larger Than Life – DVD (USA, Canada & Australia only)
  • 2006 – Here's to the Heroes – DVD
  • 2009 – Amigos Para Siempre CD/DVD pack

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bochenski, Natalie (20 January 2014). "Ten Tenors take their pranks to Broadway". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Benoit, Lisa (21 November 2013). "Tenth tenor likes to call Queensland home". The Morning Bulletin. APN. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Brodnik, Laura (18 January 2014). "The Ten Tenors spill secrets from their new show". bmag. bmag.com.au. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ The Ten Tenors official Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/thetentenors/info. Retrieved 12 May 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Jenkins, Melissa (21 January 2014). "TEN Tenors to take Broadway to Australia". Y7!. Yahoo7 Pty Limited. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Vaillancourt, Daniel (8 May 2015). "Singer Chad Hilligus embarks on new chapter". Desert Sun. unknown. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Bochenski, Natalie (20 November 2014). "The Voice's Luke Kennedy performs for Brisbane". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Blake, Elissa (14 August 2011). "Male delivery". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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