Singing high ... ‘Under One Sky’
On the Tenors’ new album, “Under One Sky,” the multi-platinum JUNO-Award winning band co-wrote eight tunes, showing facets of themselves that the singers say they’ve longed to share.
“We’ve had eight years together and we wanted to turn those memories into music,” said Clifton Murray, who is joined in the Tenors by Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira and Fraser Walters.
The Canadian quartet takes the stage at Treasure Island Resort & Casino to spread a mix of holiday cheer with their ballad-like anthems Saturday Dec. 19.
Although the band has written a handful of songs for three previous three records, “Under One Sky” marks the first time songwriting skills stand toe to toe with vocal power.
The four members wrote individually and in pairs, often teaming with top co-writers including Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey, Josh Groban) and Steve Diamond (Faith Hill, Eric Clapton).
“Tenor groups aren’t known for going out and writing like a band,” Micallef said. “We came to the table as singers, but we’re also songwriters and musicians and we’re using all our talents, not just our voices, onstage. We get to show all our colours.”
Making a name for themselves
Since forming in 2007, the Tenors has performed more than 500 concerts on five continents and made over 150 television appearances, including on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House, the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle in England and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies.
The singers have shared the stage with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber and Earth, Wind & Fire.
They have sold almost 1 million albums around the world.
The Tenors’ first album is certified double platinum, and a holiday album is certified triple platinum in Canada.
The band is in the midst of 70-city North American tour which kicked off in September.
“We were thinking about the live show with this album,” Walters said. “When you come to the live show you get so many pockets of different styles, and we love to show our humor by interacting with our audience.”
Tickets for the show are $23.50-$33.50. VIP ticket packages are also available. For ticketing information visit www.ticasino.com or call 877-849-1640.
Find more on the band or to hear their music check out www.tenorsmusic.com.