The Ten Tenors

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The TEN Tenors (also known as TTT) are an Australian music ensemble that has toured worldwide, been seen by more than 90 million people and attracted a vast international fan-base by performing a unique combination of classical and contemporary music featuring ten-part harmonies.

First formed in 1995[1], the group has headlined more than 2000 concerts around the world (including the USA, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and New Zealand, 29 countries to date), sold more than 3.5 million concert tickets and become renowned for their dynamic, choreographed performances and skillful ability to seamlessly transition from operatic arias to soulful ballads through to chart-topping pop and rock songs.

They have also been widely praised in the media, with The New York Times saying their “unique mix of the traditional and unconventional offers a fresh and highly-original take on the staid traditions of opera” and Variety describing them as “truly incandescent when performing at the full strength of 10”[2].

They have shared the stage with artists including Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Willie Nelson, Alanis Morissette and Christina Aguilera. They have also appeared extensively on TV, including The Today Show, Today, Oprah’s Australian Adventure, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, as well as the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon for an audience of 32 million viewers and the UEFA Euro 2012 in Warsaw, Poland.

They have recorded extensively over the past 20 years, earning six platinum and gold records, and they have released12 studio albums as of 2018: Tenorissimo! (1998), Colours (1999), Untied/One Is Not Enough (2000), A Not So Silent Night (2001), Larger Than Life (2004), Here’s to the Heroes (2006), Nostalgica (2008), Double Platinum (2011), On Broadway (Vol. 1) (2014), Our Christmas Wish (2015), In Mezzo al Mare (2016) and Wish You Were Here (2017).

They also recorded a live album in 2009, Amigos Para Siempre: Live in Madrid, as well as two compilation albums Tenology (2005) and The Best So Far (2018).

Current members[edit]

  • Cameron Barclay
  • Daniel Belle
  • Michael Edwards
  • Keane Fletcher
  • Paul Gelsumini
  • Nigel Huckle
  • Nathan Lay
  • Adrian Li Donni
  • Jared Newall
  • James Watkinson
  • JD Smith (stand-by)

Band

  • Liam Hogan (Drums)
  • Benjamin Kiehne (Piano)
  • Tom Lindner (Guitar)

Note: The roster of members does change – the above list is current as at November 2018.[3]

Creatives[edit]

  • Director/Producer: D-J Wendt
  • Supervising Musical Director: Dr Steven Baker[4]
  • Touring Musical Director-in-Residence: Michael Edwards
  • Assistant Touring Musical Director-in-Residence: Paul Gelsumini
  • Lighting Designer: Jamie Schmidt
  • Staging/Choreography: Keane Fletcher

Previous members[edit]

  • Craig Atkinson
  • Robert Barbaro
  • Daniel Belle
  • Thomas David Birch
  • Shannon Brown
  • Shaun Brown
  • Nick Carter
  • Benjamin Clark
  • Roger Davy
  • Scott Fields
  • Graham Foote
  • George Forgan-Smith
  • Jack Fowles
  • Lucas Gelsumini
  • Drew Graham
  • Gordon Harris
  • Craig Hendry
  • Matthew Hickey
  • Chad Hilligus
  • Garry Jones
  • Luke Kennedy
  • David Kidd
  • Kim Kirkman
  • Nathan Kneen
  • Rosario La Spina
  • Adam Lopez
  • Bradley McCaw
  • Liam McLachlan
  • Sebastian Maclaine
  • Kent Maddock
  • Dion Molinas
  • Greg Moore
  • Stewart Morris
  • Joseph Naim
  • Boyd Owen
  • Adrian Phillips
  • Josh Piterman
  • Jordan S. Pollard
  • Andrew Pryor
  • Sam Roberts-Smith
  • Kyle Sapsford
  • Jason Short
  • Dominic Smith
  • Steven Sowden
  • Tod Strike
  • Jeff Teale
  • Jason Turnbull
  • Florian Voss
  • Bernard Wheaton

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[5]
ESP
[6]
GER
[7]
NED
[8]
NZ
[9]
Tenorissimo!
  • Released: 3 August 1998 (Australia)[10]
  • Label: Ocean Records
  • Format: CD
Colours
  • Released: 18 August 1999 (Australia)[11]
  • Label: Ocean Records
  • Format: CD
Untied / One is Not Enough
  • Released: 2000 (Australia)[12]
  • Released: 15 February 2002 (Europe)[13]
  • Label: Ocean Records / Koch Classics
  • Format: CD
72 18
A Not So Silent Night
  • Released: 19 November 2001 (Australia)[14]
  • Label: Ocean Records / Koch Classics
  • Formats: CD
  • Christmas album
94[15]
Larger Than Life
  • Released: July 2004 (Europe)[16]
  • Label: Warner Music / Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
47 71
Here's to the Heroes
  • Released: 26 August 2006 (Australia)[17]
  • Label: Warner Music / Rhino Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8 90 39 33 21 AUS: Gold[18]
Nostalgica
  • Released: 18 July 2008 (Australia)[19]
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Live album
27 61
Double Platinum
  • Released: 22 July 2011[20]
  • Label: Warner Music, Edel
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Live album
17 6
On Broadway (Vol. 1)
  • Released: 14 May 2014[21][22]
  • Label: Frog in a Sock Limited
  • Formats: CD, digital download
44
Our Christmas Wish
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: MGM
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Christmas album
16
In Mezzo al Mare
  • Released: 11 April 2016[23]
  • Label: Frog in a Sock Limited
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Wish You Were Here
  • Released: 7 April 2017
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
17
[24]
3
[25]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[5]
ESP
[6]
Amigos Para Siempre: Live in Madrid
(with RTVE Symphony Orchestra)
  • Released: 27 November 2009(Europe)[26]
  • Label: Warner Music
  • Formats: CD + DVD, digital download
  • Live album
40° 29
  • ° Australian Music DVD Chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[5]
NZ
[9]
Tenology 8 21 AUS: Platinum[28]
The Best So Far[29]
  • Released: 26 October 2018
  • Label: Sony
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bochenski, Natalie (2014-01-20). "Ten Tenors take their pranks to Broadway". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  2. ^ Martinez, Julio (2006-10-25). "The Ten Tenors". Variety. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ "The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors official website. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ Jenkins, Melissa (21 January 2014). "TEN Tenors to take Broadway to Australia". Y7!. Yahoo7 Pty Limited. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b c Steffen, Hung. "Discography The Ten Tenors". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Discography The Ten Tenors". Spanish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Discography The Ten Tenors". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Discography The Ten Tenors". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Discography The Ten Tenors". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Tenorissimo! by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Colours by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Untied by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Untied by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  14. ^ "The ARIA Report Issue 612" (PDF). ARIA. 19 November 2001. Archived from the original on 21 February 2002. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  15. ^ "ARIA Report issue 616" (PDF). ARIA. 21 February 2002. Archived from the original on 21 February 2002. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Larger Than Life by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Here's to the Heroes by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Nostalgica by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Double Platinum by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  21. ^ "On Broadway: Volume 1 by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  22. ^ "On Broadway volume 1". iTunes Australia. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  23. ^ "In Mezzo al Mare by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  24. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  25. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  26. ^ "Amigos Para Siempre [con la Orquesta de RTVE]". deezer. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  27. ^ "Tenology by The Ten Tenors". The Ten Tenors. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2006 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  29. ^ "Best So Far – The Ten Tenors". JBHiFi. Retrieved 26 October 2018.

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