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'Rat Pack of Opera' to perform in Stroud

Number one selling classical vocal trio Tenors Unlimited, the 'Rat Pack of Opera', perform "That's Amore: Songs of Love and Laughter" at The Sub Rooms, Stroud, on Friday 8th October at 7.30pm.

Tenors Unlimited have performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to name a few.

For over 15 years, Tenors Unlimited have been entertaining audiences world-wide using talents honed in their previous solo careers in opera and theatre. They bring their own blend of wit, humour, charm and vocal arrangements to their performances.

Jem Sharples from Tenors Unlimited says: "We are so looking forward to performing live again after a very challenging year for everyone. We want our audiences to have an uplifting experience in this show, so we've chosen songs of love and laughter - some from our back catalogue, as well as new numbers, old favourites, modern pop songs and some we've written ourselves. There's something for everyone."

In the show, Scott Ciscon, Jem Sharples and Paul Martin will take audiences on a journey through some of the best loved songs of the last century, made famous by other 'icons of song' such as Pavarotti, Lanza, Sting, Bublé and Freddie Mercury.

The group's wide-ranging repertoire includes the ever popular classics "The Pearl Fisher's Duet" and "Nessun Dorma" mixed with crooner and pop favourites. These include "Barcelona", "Recipe For Love", "Nella Fantasia" and "Everything" as well as songs written by the group themselves.

Other songs include "Mr Blue Sky", "Always on My Mind" (Elvis Presley), All I Ask of You (Andrew Lloyd Webber), Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel), "From Now On" (The Greatest Showman) and Tonight (West Side Story).

It all began in 2003 when Jem and Scott met each other at an audition. It wasn't long before Paul joined them and they planned their own take on the popular classical genre and to expand on the perception of what a 21st century tenor could be.

The idea was simple: choose some of the most iconic songs across a variety of genres, stay true to the melody and incorporate rich harmonies to create their own sound. Since then, Scott Ciscon (tenor,) Paul Martin (bass-baritone) & Jem Sharples (tenor) have performed all across the globe and are the UK's original classical-crossover 'man-band.' Tenors Unlimited sang at the memorial service for football legend Sir Bobby Robson and sang live at Wembley Stadium at the FA Cup final.

In 2017, Tenors Unlimited's "Who is He?" in aid of The Salvation Army went in at number one on the iTunes classical chart.

Dame Cleo Lane described them as "A contemporary, captivating show enjoyed by a capacity crowd!" while Alan Titchmarsh said: "21st century tenors, great fun, great voices and a great evening."

See footage of their performances at https://www.tenorsunlimited.com/media 

To book tickets for the Sub Rooms concert, visit www.tenorsunlimited.com/tour 

For more information about the trio and other tour dates in the UK, visit www.tenorsunlimited.com 

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