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, Meat Loaf; 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]

  • Cameron Barclay
  • Michael Edwards
  • Paul Gelsumini
  • Adrian Li Donni
  • Virgilio Marino
  • Jared Newall
  • Jordan Pollard
  • Sam Roberts-Smith
  • JD Smith
  • Florian Voss

Band

  • Trent Bryson-Dean (Drums)
  • Ben Kiehn (Piano)
  • David Orr (Guitar)

Note: The roster of members does change - the above list is current as at Nov 2016.[4]

Creatives[edit]

Musical Director: Dr Steven Baker.[5]
Musical Director in Residence: Paul Gelsumini
Tour Manager/Audio Engineer: Rupert Pletzer
Lighting Designer: Jamie Schmidt

Previous members[edit]

  • Craig "Burce" Atkinson
  • Robert Barbaro
  • Daniel Belle
  • Thomas David Birch
  • Shannon "Bomber" Brown
  • Shaun Brown
  • Benjamin "Clakka" Clark
  • Roger Davy
  • Scott Fields
  • Keane Fletcher
  • Graham Foote
  • George Forgan-Smith
  • Jack Fowles
  • Lucas Gelsumini
  • Drew "Creamy Goodness" Graham
  • Gordon Harris
  • Craig "Chendry" Hendry
  • Matthew Hickey
  • Sebastian Maclaine
  • Thomas "Tmac" McNamara
  • Chad Hilligus[6]
  • Luke Kennedy[7]
  • David Kidd
  • Kim Kirkman
  • Nathan "Merten" Kneen
  • Rosario La Spina
  • Adam Lopez
  • Bradley McCaw
  • Liam McLachlan
  • Kent Maddock
  • Dion Molinas[8]
  • Greg Moore
  • Stewart "Sancho" Morris
  • 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]

Albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[9]
ESP
[10]
GER
[11]
NED
[12]
NZ
[13]
Tenorissimo! - - - - -
Colours - - - - -
Untied / One is Not Enough
  • Released: 2000 (Australia)[16]
  • Released: 15 February 2002 (Europe)[17]
  • Label: Ocean Records / Koch Classics
  • Formats: CD, digital download
- - 72 18 -
A Not so Silent Night
  • Released: 1 August 2001 (Australia)[18]
  • Label: Ocean Records / Koch Classics
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Christmas album
94[19] - - - -
Larger Than Life - - 47 71 -
Tenology: The Best So Far 8 - - - 21 AUS: Platinum [22]
Here's to the Heroes 8 90 39 33 21 AUS: Gold [24]
Nostalgica 27 - 61 - -
Amigos Para Siempre: Live in Madrid
(with RTVE Symphony Orchestra)
- 29 - - -
Double Platinum 17 - - - 6
On Broadway: Volume 1 44 - - - -
Our Christmas Wish 16 - - - -
In Mezzo al Mare - - - - -
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or did not chart.

See also[edit]

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. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Steffen, Hung. "Discography The Ten Tenors". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Discography The Ten Tenors". Spanish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Discography The Ten Tenors". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Discography The Ten Tenors". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Discography The Ten Tenors". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Tenorissimo! by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Colours by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Untied by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Untied by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "A Not so Silent Night by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "ARIA Report issue 616" (PDF). ARIA. 21 February 2002. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  20. ^ "Larger Than Life by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Tenology by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Here's to the Heroes by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2006 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  25. ^ "Nostalgica by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  26. ^ "Amigos Para Siempre: Live in Madrid by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  27. ^ "Double Platinum by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  28. ^ "On Broadway: Volume 1 by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  29. ^ "On Broadway volume 1". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  30. ^ "In Mezzo al Mare by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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