What images come to mind when you hear the word 'TENOR'? Well chances are, after you hear the exhilarating Canadian quartet 'The Tenors', your impressions of that word will be redefined, refreshed and enlivened.
In their short career, they have performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), for Her Majesty The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, the live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver's 2010 Olympics and for the NBA, MLB, and NHL All-Star Games. They have rubbed shoulders with presidents and prime ministers, princesses and even shared a private tea with HM The Queen. They have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada's national treasure.
While those impressive achievements may help define them in the eyes of the world, they are only the wrapping on the greater gift The Tenors give every time they perform: the music that comes from deep inside them. These four young men with amazing talent and incredible voices have come together to create music from their hearts. The Tenors originate from all over Canada and their roots are as diverse as their music. They also play instruments on stage, and they are incredibly charming, funny and devoted to their philanthropic endeavours around the world. "Lead With Your Heart" isn't just the title of their latest CD, it's their mantra as well. "Our music always comes from our hearts and reflects our lives, allowing our sensibilities and our life experiences to shine through," says Vancouver's Fraser Walters, who began performing professionally in theatre and opera at the age of 8.