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Check out Pillow Talking's fab interview with Victor Micallef of the incredibly talented international group THE TENORS http://bit.ly/2qxuheS

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Tour Dates
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01.31.2016
Clearwater, Florida
Ruth Eckerd Hall
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02.01.2016
Lakeland, Florida
The Lakeland Center
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02.03.2016
Miami, Florida
Knight Concert Hall
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02.14.2016
Portland, Oregon
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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02.15.2016
Airway Heights, Washington
Northern Quest Resort and Casino
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02.18.2016
Mesa, Arizona
Ikeda Theatre
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02.20.2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center
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02.21.2016
Wickensburg, Arizona
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
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02.22.2016
Wickensburg, Arizona
Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
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03.10.2016
Concord, New Hampshire
Capitol Center for the Arts
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03.14.2016
Richmond, Virginia
The Carpenter Theatre
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03.16.2016
Worcester, Massachusetts
The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts
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07.29.2016
Los Angeles, California
The Greek Theatre

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The Tenors are a vocal quartet consisting of Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray. They perform operatic pop music that is a mixture of classical and pop, featuring songs such as "The Prayer" and Panis Angelicus from the former genre, and Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah from the latter.
Originating from Canada, Pereira from Ottawa/Gatineau, Micallef from Toronto, Walters from Vancouver and Murray from Port McNeill, the Tenors have performed on more than 60 international television programs. They appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion in 2010, at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, at the opening ceremonies of 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and on ITV Diamond Jubilee Show at Windsor Castle for HM Queen Elizabeth II. The venues they have performed in include the Tel Aviv Opera House, and the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. They also appeared on the 2009 Grey Cu...

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Get ready to hear The Tenors like you’ve never heard them before.
On their new album, Under One Sky, the multi-platinum JUNO-Award winning band co-wrote eight tunes, showing facets of themselves they’ve longed to share with their millions of fans.
“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 group has written a handful of songs for their previous three sets, but Under One Sky marks the first time their songwriting talents stand toe-to-toe with their vocal prowess. In the process, they’ve created a rich collection that expands on their earlier efforts, while delving deeper into their collective strength as artists.
“That this band has been seen as just four singers is a bit of a misconception,” said Pereira. “When you peel away the onion, you get many layers. With each album, we built more confidence to write for ourselves.”
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,” said Micallef. “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.”
That’s not to say they are abandoning the blueprint that made them beloved. Under One Sky’s material covers the full range of tunes that have made The Tenors one of the most popular live draws across the globe. In addition to the originals, Under One Sky includes the foursome’s reinventions of contemporary classics like “Lean on Me” and “You Are So Beautiful,” a swoon-worthy duet featuring Walters’ wife, Kelly Levesque, as well as their glorious interpretations of classical pieces “Granada,” “Besame Mucho” and “Agnus Dei.”
Over the years, The Tenors’ musical diversity has become one of their primary strengths. “There used to be hesitation because we didn’t want to confuse our audience by introducing too many different genres into one show or CD, but we’ve learned that this was one of our greatest strengths, which, in fact, the audience craves,” said Micallef. “We’re not targeting any one audience; we’re just playing from our heart.”
Walters began writing the title track, credited to all four Tenors, as a theme for the Pan Am Games, reflecting on Walters’ experience on Canada’s national track and field team 15 years ago. But the reflective upbeat tune morphed into something more universal. “It’s a song with a big message,” said Walters. “The goal for anyone who hears it is to realize that in our world, we have a choice to focus on our differences or on our similarities. It’s an anthemic song about bringing people together.”
He also sees the song as emblematic of The Tenors themselves and the way they have brought their different styles together into one harmonious blend. “Cliff and I are more pop singers, Vic and Remi are more classical,” said Walters. “We meet in the middle.”
The album’s emotional centerpiece is “My Father’s Son”, a song written by The Tenors with Asher Lenz as a tribute to their own dads. “We just finished our PBS special and during that song, we all had moments where we broke down,” said Micallef. “It was emotionally challenging to sing while watching images of our fathers on screen, for those of us who have lost them. It was even more difficult to look into the eyes of my son just after the fact. It’s a powerful tune.”
That poignancy and ability to express such feelings through their euphonious voices is what deeply connects The Tenors to their fans. “Our songs are inspirational. They’re about goodness and helping others and about love,” said Pereira. “A lot of people who listen to us have come through a lot of strife and they find wisdom and hope in our music.”
Since their formation in 2007, The Tenors have performed more than 500 concerts on five continents and made over 150 television appearances, including on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Céline Dion), at the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House, at the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, the 2012 Emmy Awards, Her Majesty The Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle in England, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies. They have shared the stage with such artists as Andrea Bocelli, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, Ellie Goulding, Justin Bieber, Earth, Wind & Fire and more.
The Tenors’ first album is certified double platinum, and their holiday album is certified triple platinum in Canada. Their third album, 2012’s Lead With Your Heart, went double platinum, won a 2013 JUNO Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover charts. They have sold almost one million albums around the world.
The band created Under One Sky over an 18-month period, recording in Ontario, Los Angeles and Nashville with seven producers, including David Foster (Michael Bublé, Céline Dion), Bob Ezrin (Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd) and Keith Thomas (Blake Shelton, Luther Vandross).
“For every producer, it really came down to looking at their track record, their sounds, their strengths and fitting them with the right songs,” said Murray.
Regardless of the producer, The Tenors exposed their vulnerability through their music, giving it their all in the studio. “The songs have everyone’s blood, sweat and tears on them,” said Pereira. “This is what we want to show people. It’s very humbling. It’s like walking out of your house naked. You’re opening yourself up and you’re bearing yourself.”
Following the album’s May 4 release, in June PBS stations across the U.S. will begin airing the quartet’s third special, Under One Sky. The special gives a taste of what to expect when The Tenors hit the road. “In the past, the PBS sets didn’t have anything to do with the tour,” said Micallef. “This time, the ideas are the same, the stage design is similar.”
The Tenors will kick off a 70-city North American tour in September, including stadium shows in Canada, and can’t wait to perform their new material. “We were thinking about the live show with this album,” said Walters. “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. That’s why people seem to gravitate towards us. You’ll hear us go from something more pop to something that’s in Italian or Spanish with a big sound.”
As they continue to evolve, The Tenors have a firm grasp on moving forward, while never forgetting what unites them with their audience. “Our goal is longevity—to be doing this in 15 to 20 years time,” said Murray. “The only way to do this is to create memorable music that people cherish.”
With Under One Sky, The Tenors have once again done just that, bringing all their musical worlds together for all to enjoy.
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Clifton Murray joined the Canadian Tenors in 2009. His natural singing voice was inherited from his grandfather, George Murray, a famous Irish Tenor on CBC Television’s Cross Canada Hit Parade that aired in the 1950s. Clifton began singing and playing guitar at an early age with his father at Nimmo Bay Resort, and went on to study voice and theatre at Brentwood College and The University of Victoria before graduating with honors from the Vancouver Film School.
Clifton has worked steadily in the television and film industry, securing a supporting role alongside William Shatner and James Spader on the hit series, Boston Legal. He has also appeared with actor Amanda Bynes in the DreamWorks feature film She’s the Man. His role in the movie opened the doors for guest appearances on well-known television series such as; the L Word, Smallville, Reaper, Pain Killer Jane and Flash Gordon and can be seen in the upcoming motion picture releases Night at the Museum II and Damage with Steve Austin.
Clifton performed as a soloist with the Vancouver-based Good Noise Gospel Choir prior to joining the Tenors, and starred as ‘Gord’ in the Studio City, Los Angeles production of the Daniel Brooks play, The Good Life.
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