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. The group is renowned for their reimagining of modern-day classics by artists such as Queen, Meat Loaf; AC/DC, Aerosm...
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. 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. 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 across the US with their The Ten Tenors On Broadway show, which has subsequently toured to Europe, Australia and South Korea.
Note: The roster of members does change - the above list is current as at May 2015.
Musical Director: Steven Baker.
Production Manager/Chief Audio Engineer: Rupert Pletzer