3 Redneck Tenors Profile
Join Billy Bob, Billy Joe, and Billy Billee as they mix NASCAR with Beethoven, lite beer with Puccini and even kick up a little dust with Ave Maria Dixie! You`ll travel with our 3 singing cousins from their modest beginnings in Paris, Texas, where they discover that belting out a high C causes pigs to move faster and bar brawlers to scatter; all the way to their triumphant debut at New York`s famous Carnegie Hall.
Matthew Lord is Billy Joe - Tenor
A 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 Bumpas is Billy Bob - Tenor
Alex 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 Davidson is Billy Billee - Baritone
Blake 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 Manana, 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.