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The Texas Tenors (Tour - Whitley Bay Playhouse)

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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.


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