Down Home Laughs, Big City Music!
The popular national touring show of 3 Redneck Tenors has gone corporate! Imagine at your next event...in the melodic wake of the three operatic tenors comes a new breed of tenors from more humble origins...the 3 Redneck Tenors! Although a successful touring show for many years, their popularity exploded after they were featured on NBC's America's Got Talent. The 3 Redneck Tenors are classically trained veteran artists from Broadway and world opera stages with voices that will blow away any audience. Their performance is unlike any typical event entertainment - it's down home laughs with serious big city music!
The story starts in a far away land called Paris...that’s right Paris, Texas. You see, there was these three young, slim, good lookin’ fine song bird-like singin’ boys named Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee. Okay, maybe not so young, slim and good lookin’ but, whoa doggy, can they sing! One day while singing in front of their trailer, they were discovered by a shrewd city slicker agent by the name of the Colonel. Well, to hear the rest of their story, you'll have to invite them on over to your next get together and see it for yourself.
Matthew Lordis Billy Joe - TenorA native of California, tenor Matthew Lord is recognized as a versatile performing artist with a voice capable of encompassing repertoire from the 18th Century to works by composers of today. His stage work is consistently praised for its naturalness, intensity, and commitment. His engagements include the San Francisco Opera production of Peter Grimes, A Streetcar Named Desire and Turandot. Mr. Lord also has performed in The Crucilbe (Washington Opera), Mice and Men (Cleveland Opera), L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Utah Opera), The Love for Three Oranges (Portland Opera). Other companies Lord has performed with include: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, Tulsa Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Berkshire Opera Company, Opera Delaware, Dallas Opera. Prolific in all kinds of music, Mr. Lord also performed in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as Piangi in the Hamburg Germany production. Lord’s concert appearances include engagements with the Detroit Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra and Santa Fe Symphony. Mr. Lord was also a member of the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center. In January 2004, Mr. Lord made his Metropolitan debut in Boris Godunov.
Alex Bumpasis Billy Bob - TenorAlex Bumpas is a high energy, up and coming tenor who is well versed in opera, oratorio, recital, and concert performances. Mr. Bumpas has been a soloist in many professional organizations including the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Bach Society, Orchestra of New Spain, and Orpheus Chamber Singers. He has performed with and attended the Seagle Music Colony in New York and Festivalia di musika al Casalmaggiore in Italy. In addition to singing, Mr. Bumpas is also an accomplished trumpet player having performed with artist such as Steve Tyrell, Larry Willis, and former Blood, Sweat & Tears saxophonist Bill Tilman. Mr. Bumpas recently recorded a 21st century oratorio with the Russian National Orchestra entitled Every Matter Under Heaven by L. Johnson. The native Texan holds a bachelor degree in vocal performance from The University of North Texas.
Blake Davidsonis Billy Billee - BaritoneBlake Davidson is acclaimed for his versatility in opera, orchestral works, operetta, musical theatre, and in demand for leading roles in premieres of new works. The Dallas Symphony presents Blake on A Dallas Christmas Gala CD. His many appearances with the Dallas Symphony include Bravo! Vail, where he partnered with Sylvia McNair, as well as many Broadway and Christmas concerts. Performances of symphonic works and semi-staged operas include the Auckland Philharmonia, and Dallas, Florida, and Fort Worth Symphonies. He can be heard as Bob in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, released by Albany Records. Blake’s extensive musical theatre engagements include Casa Mañana, Dallas Summer Musicals, and many symphonic Broadway concerts. His musicals roles include Juan Peron in Evita, Fred Graham/Petruchio in Kiss Me, Kate, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ, Superstar, and Emile de Becque in South Pacific. Opera engagements include Dallas, Sarasota, Anchorage and semi-staged operas with the orchestras of Fort Worth and Auckland Philharmonia.
Dinny McGuireis The Colonel - BassIn the earliest years of his illustrious career, Mr. McGuire found employment is such varied positions as choir director, music teacher on the Alaskan tundra, TV talk show host, sit-com warm-up guy, and Vaudeville director and MC at the nationally renowned Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville Theatre. He has spent the last quarter of a century as ringmaster for circuses around the world including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and most recently, New York City's Big Apple Circus.