Pages in category "Canadian tenors"
The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Bryan Adams – Bryan Guy Adams, OC OBC is a Canadian singer, guitarist, songwriter, photographer, activist. Adams also had the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Heaven", "All for Love" and "Have You Really Loved a Woman?" In 2008, Adams was ranked 38th on the list of top artists in the Billboard Hot 100 50th Anniversary Charts. Adams travelled with his parents to diplomatic postings in Portugal and Vienna, Austria, during the early 1970s. Adams has Bruce. His guitarist Keith Scott met during those club years and still work together today. At 18, Adams met Jim Vallance through a mutual friend in a Vancouver music store. They agreed to meet at Vallance's studio a few days later, which proved to be the beginning of a partnership which still exists in 2016. Later in 1978, Adams signed for one dollar. Some of the first demos written in 1978 have surfaced over the years, most notably "I'm Ready" and "Remember", recorded on his first album. Both songs were covered by other artists even before his first album was released. Also recorded during this time was the song "Let Me Take You Dancing" featuring Adams's vocal sped up to meet the 122BPM dance tempo. The song made the Canadian RPM chart in March 1979 along with its B-Side "Don't Turn Me Away". "Straight From The Heart" was also written during this period. The album was certified gold in Canada in 1986.Bryan Adams – Bryan Adams OC OBC
2. Justin Bieber – Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. It was certified platinum in the U.S. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first full-length studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at or near number one in several countries and was certified triple platinum in the U.S. It was preceded by his most successful single to date, "Baby". He released his second studio album, Under the Mistletoe, in November 2011, when it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Bieber released his third studio album, Believe, in 2012. His fourth studio album Purpose was released in November 2015. His U.S. album and singles sales total 44.7 million. He has sold an estimated 100 million records, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. He has won numerous fan-voted awards, including American Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2012. In his career, he has received three Grammy nominations, winning one for Best Dance Recording for the song "Where Are Ü Now" at the 2016 ceremony. His fan base, dubbed "beliebers", largely consists of early to mid-adolescent girls. He has been listed four times by Forbes magazine among the top ten most powerful celebrities in the world in 2011, 2012, 2013.Justin Bieber – Bieber at the 2012 NRJ Music Awards
3. Donald Brian – Donald Brian was an actor, dancer and singer born in St. John's, Newfoundland. In 1907, he starred in The Merry Widow. He was called "King of Broadway" by The New York Times. Brian is also noted for helping President Theodore Roosevelt act more relaxed in public and teaching Frank Sinatra to dance and entertain U.S. Troops in England with Bob Hope. A tenor, was employed in a Boston machine shop and, at the age of 16, began performing with a vocal quartet. When he joined a theatrical troupe in New York City, he was soon as a leading man. He had leading roles in more than 20 Broadway musicals. In 1915 Brian signed with film producer Jesse L. Lasky to do two films, The Voice in the Fog and The Smugglers. After the latter he made no more film appearances until the sound era. His sound film was an excerpt of his role in Peggy O'Hooligan, made in the DeForest Phonofilm sound-on-film process. He was married first to a divorced woman named Mrs. Florence Gleason Pope and second to stage actress Virginia O'Brien. He and O'Brien had Denise. Brian died in 1948.Donald Brian – Donald Brian
4. Jonny Craig – Jonathan Monroe "Jonny" Craig is an Canadian-American singer and songwriter. Craig is currently working as a musician. He has been the lead vocalist for the bands Dance Gavin Dance, Ghost Runner on Third, Slaves, westerHALTS. As a artist, Craig has released one studio album, two EPs and a live album to date. Craig was also a part of the supergroup Isles & Glaciers. His distinct type of soul-based singing has earned him considerable acclaim. Jonathan Monroe Craig was born in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He cites some of his early idols as Boyz II Men and New Found Glory. Craig was put into the choir as a default elective but was ultimately kicked out. As a child, Craig says that "high school wasn't for him." Craig would explain later that, the reason he attained his G.E.D, then focused on music full-time. "I just wanted an escape from a lot of the things when I was a child I guess. He then formed the band westerHALTS from Tacoma, Washington. At age 15, he released his known song with them titled "Change, Leisure, Retirement" in 2001. In a recent AP Podcast he states that the band was"... just for something to pay for weed, I played over the weekends."Jonny Craig – Craig performing at The Knitting Factory in September 2009
5. Pierre Duval (singer) – Pierre Duval was a French-Canadian operatic tenor who had an active international career during the 1960s and 1970s. Possessing a lyrical voice with a considerable amount of flexibility and stamina, Duval sang mostly roles from the standard French and Italian repertories. He particularly excelled in canto works, notably singing opposite such lauded bel canto interpreters as Joan Sutherland, Beverly Sills, Montserrat Caballé during his career. Pierre Duval was born Ovide Coutu, in Montreal, Quebec, where he took voice lessons with Frank Rowe. He then studied with Dina Maria Narici. While there he began performing on Canadian radio and television. In 1960 he made his professional opera debut in the title role of Charles Gounod's Faust. In 1961 Duval left for Italy to study on a scholarship at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Alberto Volonnino. He made his European debut as the Fisherman in Igor Stravinsky's Le Rossignol at the Teatro dell ` Opera di Roma to great acclaim. He performed regularly in leading roles at the Rome Opera house for the several years. In 1964 he made his United States debut as Faust. He also made several appearances during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1967 Duval made his debut with the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company with Renata Scotto as Amina. He returned to that house the following season to perform Arturo to the Elvira of Anna Moffo. He returned to portray the Duke of Mantua at the PGOC the following season.Pierre Duval (singer) – Duval in 1971.
6. Lawrence Gowan – Lawrence Henry Gowan is a Scottish-born Canadian musician. Gowan has been both keyboardist of the band Styx since May 1999. His musical style is usually classified in the category of progressive rock. At the age of 19, he earned an ARCT in classical piano performance in Toronto, Ontario. Upon graduation, he enjoyed modest local success in 1976. This album contained the singles "Victory", "Give In" and "Keep Up the Fight". The album spawned the singles "A Criminal Mind"," Strange Animal", "Guerilla Soldier" and "Cosmetics". It produced the singles "Lost Brotherhood", "Out of a Deeper Hunger". This was Gowan's first album for his first US release. He subsequently released The Good Catches Up in 1995, which featured the single "God", which received moderate airplay in Canada. In 1997, Gowan released "Healing Waters" as a tribute after her death. In 1998, Gowan was the recipient of the National Achievement Award at the annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto. The song was also covered by The Lost Fingers. The song was sampled in a song performed by Akon and Freck Billionaire. He also guest-starred on the animated comedy series Chilly Beach.Lawrence Gowan – Lawrence Gowan performing with Styx on 9 May 2000 at Universal Amphitheatre
7. Stuart Howe – Stuart Howe is an operatic tenor who has become particularly noted for his interpretation of the heroic roles of Rossini and Donizetti. At the age of fourteen, Howe began what became a highly successful and well known music company in the Canadian Maritimes. Following high school he attended the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton briefly, before leaving to pursue his true ambition of the time: broadcasting. He landed his first job at CFBC in Saint John. His career progressed and took him to Prince Edward Island, British Columbia and finally to Alberta. North of Edmonton, Alberta in the city of Howe discovered his singing talent through a series of unexpected events. Until this time, he had not participated in any theatrical pursuits of any kind. He spent sixteen-hour days learning the role while also rehearsing his movements on stage. Since then, it has become his most performed role, with a total of rising. His efforts were such a success that the press revered him as "the quintessential Nemorino". The opera inspired a movie of the same name produced for Canada's Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Both world premieres were broadcast nationwide on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. On September 14, 2000, Howe was a crossword clue in one of Canada's national newspapers, the National Post. As Number 47 Across, the clue was the answer "Stuart". In August 2009, Howe entered politics as a contestant for the Liberal Party of Canada's Oakville electoral district nomination.Stuart Howe – Contents
8. James LaBrie – Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater. Kevin James LaBrie started playing drums at age 5. By his mid-teens, he was a member of several bands as a front man that attempted drumming. He stopped playing drums at age 18, he moved to Toronto. After stints with various bands, LaBrie became Winter Rose, who released their self-titled album in 1989. He was chosen ahead of 200 other hopefuls to fill the full-time vocalist position in that band. And... well, Octavarium, that whole freakin’ thing." With Matt Guillory, LaBrie has released five solo albums under various names. I'm really excited." On July 2010 it was announced on Dream Theater's website that Static Impulse would be released on September 27, 2010 through InsideOut Music. It features longtime collaborator Matt Guillory on keyboards, Marco Sfogli on guitars, Ray Riendeau on bass. James LaBrie stated "The release of Static Impulse is one that the whole band is psyched about. This is modern metal and relevant as any other band out there going in a similar musical direction. There are riffs that will melodies both musically and vocally that are hypnotic. Let the ears bleed.James LaBrie – LaBrie in 2012
9. Geddy Lee – Lee joined what would frontman Jeff Jones. My Favourite Headache, was released in 2000. The trio was the first band to be so honoured, as a group. Lee is ranked 13th by Hit Parader on their list of all time. Lee was born to Morris and Mary Weinrib. They were about 13 years old when they were initially imprisoned at Auschwitz camp, close to the same age as Anne Frank at that time. "It was kind of surreal pre-teen shit," says Lee, describing how his father bribed guards to bring his mother shoes. After a period, his mother was transferred to Dachau. They eventually immigrated to Canada. In Canada, Lee's parents gave a Jewish education with a bar mitzvah at age 13. His father died the year before from medical problems resulting from his imprisonment. This forced his mother to find outside work to support three children. He turned his basement for a band he formed with high-school friends. He still feels that he owes her for the disappointments in her life. "All the shit I put her through," he says, "on top of the fact that she just lost her husband.Geddy Lee – Lee playing his Fender Jazz bass at a 2008 live performance at the Xcel Energy Center
10. Harry Macdonough – John Scantlebury Macdonald was a Canadian singer and recording executive. Under the pseudonym Harry Macdonough, he was one of the most popular tenors during the formative years of recorded music. Macdonald was born in Ontario, Canada. His earliest recorded performances were in Detroit, which made phonograph cylinders for penny arcades. He caught the attention of Edison Records with a demo recording he began recording for Edison in the Haydn Quartet. Until his retirement in 1920 he recorded hundreds of songs both as a soloist and in ensembles. During the 1900s Macdonald took a job with the Victor Talking Machine Company, becoming assistant manager and later manager of its New York City studio. As manager he oversaw the studio schedule, as well as negotiating contracts with artists and music publishers. Macdonald rose rapidly at Victor, becoming its national sales manager in 1923. He oversaw the technical development of its studios until his death. Works by or about Harry Macdonough at Internet Archive Discography of Harry Macdonough at Discography of American Historical Recordings, UC Santa Barbara LibraryHarry Macdonough – Harry Macdonough
11. Daniel Panetta – Daniel Panetta, also known as Danny Payne is a Canadian musician, producer, vocalist for the alternative rock band St.Yesterday. He was born in Angus, Ontario. Panetta began singing at age five inspired by Elvis Presley. In addition to English, he sings in Italian, French, German. Currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Panetta graduated in 2013. With St.Yesterday Almost There Falling Solo The Closer I Get Unleashed Artist Website Band WebsiteDaniel Panetta – Daniel Panetta
12. Cam Pipes – Cam Pipes is a Canadian heavy metal musician, who performed as the lead vocalist and bassist in the Canadian heavy metal band 3 Inches of Blood. He performs a vocal style reminiscent of Udo Dirkschneider and King Diamond. Pipes' influences include Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, classical music. Pipes formerly played bass for black metal Allfather. Pipes was also known for playing El Diablo Azul on all three Meat Market films. He was a guest star in the musical Metalocalypse on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. 3 Inches of Blood Gallery on Alberta StarsCam Pipes – Cam Pipes, lead singer of 3 Inches of Blood at the 2010 No Sleep Til Festival in Perth
13. David Pomeroy – David Pomeroy is a Canadian operatic tenor. David Pomeroy was raised in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Pomeroy is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland, having received a Bachelor of Music. While continuing his studies at the University of Toronto, Opera Division he spent summer semesters in Aldeburgh, England. He later entered the Canadian Opera Company's COC Ensemble Studio - Canada's premier program for young opera professionals. He had previously sung the role of Faustwith bass James Morris in the annual "Met in the Parks" concert series. With the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, he has performed the title roles of Faust and Hoffmann well as Rodolfo, Skuratov Pinkerton and Alfred. Notably, Pomeroy proceeded to perform remounts in Banff, Ottawa and Edmonton. Pomeroy is married to Alexandra Lennox, also an singer. Lennox has a private voice studio in their hometown, Orangeville, Ontario. The couple has Juliette, an accomplished guitarist, singer and dancer.David Pomeroy – David Pomeroy
14. Henry Small (singer) – Henry Cave Small is an American-born Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, radio personality. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Small has been a member of three rock bands: Small Wonder. With Prism, Small enjoyed great recognition in the early 1980s. His first album with the band was Small Change. After Prism broke up in 1984, Small worked with the Who's guitarist John Entwistle, singing the lead vocals on his sixth solo album The Rock. He has also worked with Eddie Money, Richie Zito. Small released his debut album Time in 2002. He is currently working at CIFM-FM in Kamloops, British Columbia. Henry Cave Small was born in Beacon, New York. He learned in high school discovered other kinds of music. He was bullied as a child because of his height, which lead to confrontations. In late 1969, Henry Small joined The Gainsborough Gallery. Though he did not appear on their only album "Life Is a Song", he was present for live performances before the band split. His vocals and playing added a new dimension to the bands overall sound. From 1970–1975, Small was a member of the band Scrubbaloe Caine.Henry Small (singer) – Small in 2015
15. The Tenors – The Tenors are a vocal group consisting of Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters and Clifton Murray. Originating from Canada, Micallef from Toronto, Walters from Port McNeill, the Tenors have performed on more than 60 international television programs. The venues they have performed in include the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. They also appeared on CBC Television's Holiday Festival of Ice. They have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, Natalie Cole. Universal Music Group released double-platinum holiday album, The Perfect Gift. The Tenors filmed a PBS special at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts that began airing in 2012. The Canadian Tenors were renamed The Tenors in November 2012 With Your Heart. Also in 2012, The Tenors signed a US deal with Verve Records. The Tenors latest Lead With Your Heart went platinum in Canada in seven weeks. Lead With Your Heart was featured on Katie, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, ET Canada, CNN Morning Live, FOX & Friends. The group debuted in 2004 in Victoria. Siemens then chose Micallef, Pereira, Walters and Jamie McKnight. They released The Canadian Tenors in 2008. Walters, Micallef and Pereira sang a repertoire of classical music together for seven years.The Tenors – Clockwise from top left: Remigio Pereira, Fraser Walters, Victor Micallef, and Clifton Murray
16. The Weeknd – Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs under the name "The Weeknd". He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011: House of Silence, which were critically acclaimed. He released a compilation album Trilogy, thirty tracks consisting of the remastered mixtapes and three additional songs. It was released under his own label XO. In 2013, he released his debut album Kiss Land, supported by the singles "Kiss Land" and "Live For". The songs have simultaneously held the top three spots on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, making the first artist in history to achieve this. The Weeknd has been nominated for an Academy Award. In September 2016, the release of Starboy was announced, along with the release of the single "Starboy". Abel Makkonen Tesfaye was born on 16 February 1990, in Scarborough, Ontario, now a district of Toronto. He is the only child of Makkonen and Samra Tesfaye, who were Ethiopian migrants to Canada in the 1980s. He was raised within the city. During his youth, his mother would work several jobs to supplement the family, often as a caterer, while also attending night school. His father later abandoned the family, prompting his maternal grandmother to care for him while he was young. This allowed for him to become fluent in Amharic, with the Semitic language acting as his first language.The Weeknd – The Weeknd performing at Bumbershoot 2015
17. Rufus Wainwright – Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer. He has recorded seven albums of original music and numerous tracks on compilations and film soundtracks. Wainwright set Shakespeare sonnets by Robert Wilson. Wainwright was born in Rhinebeck, New York, to folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III. He lived for most of his youth. His father is a descendant of the 17th century Dutch governor of the later New York. Wainwright has dual US and Canadian citizenship. Wainwright attended high school in New York, later briefly studied piano in Montreal. He was nominated for a 1990 Juno Award for Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year. Wainwright identified as gay while a teenager. In 1999, he told Rolling Stone that his father recognized his homosexuality early on. "I'd sort of mouth the words, pretend to be Blondie. Just a sign of many other things to come as well." Wainwright later said in another interview that his "mother and father could not even handle me being gay. We never talked about it really."Rufus Wainwright – Wainwright in 2010 at the Metropolitan Opera opening night of Das Rheingold
18. Colm Wilkinson – Born in the downstairs room of his parents' house, Colm was one of ten children. Wilkinson recalls a home that resonated with singing, musical instruments. Both of his parents were skilled musicians. Colm was playing in bands part-time. In 1976, he sang the part of Che on the album for the musical Evita. Instead of auditioning for the role when the production was launched in London, he launched a solo career as a singer-songwriter. He also featured in the original Jekyll and Hyde concept album. By 1977, he released his own eponymous album, in his home in Ireland, where he was known as "C.T. Wilkinson". The album charted at Number 1. After his successful LP, he began to prepare actively for vocal competitions. Colm starred based on the life and times of Joan of Arc, which went on stage at the Olympia Dublin in 1984. In 1985, Wilkinson collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber again, originating the role of the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydmonton workshop. He instead chose to play Jean Valjean in Les Misérables. The London production of Les Misérables transferred to Broadway in March 1987. At this, Actors' Equity relented.Colm Wilkinson – Wilkinson performing in 2007 in Ontario Canada
19. Neil Young – Neil Percival Young, OC OM, is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter. Young began performing in a group covering Shadows instrumentals in Canada in 1960. Young had released two albums by the time he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. Young's often-distorted electric guitar work, deeply personal lyrics and signature voice transcend his long career. Young also plays harmonica on many albums which frequently combine folk, rock, other musical styles. Famed for emotional outbursts and ripping up live set lists, Young often plays acoustic versions of songs in one show and electric versions in others. His gritty work, especially with Crazy Horse, led to his 1995 album Mirror Ball with Pearl Jam. More recently Young has been backed by Promise of the Real. Young directed films using the pseudonym Bernard Shakey, including Journey Through the Past, Rust Never Sleeps, CSNY/D éjà Vu. He also contributed to the soundtracks of the films Philadelphia and Dead Man. Young has received several Grammy and Juno awards. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: as a solo artist in 1995 and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield. In 2000, Rolling Stone named the 34th greatest rock'n artist. He has lived in California since the 1960s but retains Canadian citizenship. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 2009.Neil Young – Young in 1983