The Story So Far...
It all began in 2002. With a nod to THE 3 Tenors, the guys set out to bring their own take on the popular classical genre and expand 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 unique 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.’
The clever combination of popular opera, musical theatre, crooner standards and original songs has been the key to their success. That, combined with a wicked sense of humour makes their performance more than just a show and this is clearly apparent when ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’ (as they are also known) takes to the stage.
They are currently performing in theatres across the UK and the US with their new show That's Amoré! which features a number new songs to their repertoire as well as some original pieces.
Past highlights include shows alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sting, Katherine Jenkins and Lionel Richie. They have also performed at Wembley stadium for the FA Cup final on HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour, tributes to Sir Bobby Robson, a special one-off concert with Jeff Wayne (War of the Worlds) at the Royal Festival Hall as well as tours throughout the US, UK & Australia.
TV appearances on ITV, the BBC, Sky Sports and BBC Radio 2’s iconic show ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ as well as the release of their 3rd studio album has firmly established Tenors Un Limited as one of the world’s premier classical-crossover vocal groups.
…and so much more to do!
Born and raised in Chicago, USA, Scott studied Engineering and Communications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but it's fair to say that he's been singing since birth. After a few summer seasons in the US, his first Broadway audition took him abroad to Germany where he starred in musicals such as Grease (Danny), Rent (understudy Mark and Roger) and Saturday Night Fever (Frank Junior and understudy Monty.) After a call from London's West End, Scott began his life in the UK.
Born in Sutton Coldfield, Paul, the bass baritone of the group, first discovered his love of music singing in the local church choir and joined National Youth Choir of Great Britain. He studied voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire and embarked on a career in opera performing the role of 'Sarastro' in Mozart's Magic Flute on a tour of the USA after graduating. He has performed with opera companies and ensembles all over Europe, Japan and the USA.
Having trained privately and at The Guildhall, his roles in theatre include Alex Dillingham in 'Aspects of Love' (national tour), creating the role of Jesus/The Man in 'Whistle Down The Wind' (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham), PT Barnum in Barnum (Guinness Theatre, Dublin), Young Scrooge in 'Scrooge' opposite the late Anthony Newley (national tour). TV credits include Nature Boy (BBC). He co-wrote, produced and played the lead in a new musical 'Nelson' based on the life of Horatio Nelson.
‘…this was pure bliss!’
— Broadway Baby