The Texas Tenors, who came forth in Americas Got Talent, have
embarked on their first UK
tour and there’s no doubting it will not be their last.
The Texas Tenors, Marcus Collins, JC Fisher and John Hagen,
have known each other since they were schoolboys and it shows. Their relaxed
style and gentle sense of humour easily crosses the footlights as they talk not
only to the audience, but have some banter between themselves. Regardless of
them taking an audience member on stage or Marcus singing amongst the audience,
everything feels comfortable, relaxed, safe and friendly. The experience is like curling up in a
comfortable big old armchair by an open fire with your favourite drink and
typically it’s over all too soon. This is not surprising when realising the
three tenors have a wealth of stage experience between them, but until they
came together and formed as the Texas Tenors, especially for Americas Got
Talent, the big break eluded them, now they have the world at their feet.
Their song choice ranges from Country and Western to Classic
Opera all of which are beautifully sung.During the two hour show they put their own stamp on Danny Boy and their
version of Wild Horses leaves all predecessors in the shade.
What is evident is that The Texas Tenors understand their
audience and play to their strengths. This is best demonstrated by the fact
that even though the small venue was surprisingly only half full,they justly received a standing ovation. After
the show the guys were willing to sign autographs, pose for pictures, have time
for everyone (even those who found their cameras would not work at the crucial
moment) and most importantly the Texas
charm was there, as they came across as level headed and truly nice people.
The show is suitable for all ages and there is no doubting
The Texas Tenors have a great future ahead on both sides of the Atlantic. The UK audiences seeing this tour in
smaller theatres are lucky, as I am sure on their next visit we will see them
playing to capacity crowds in large venues.