The Celtic Tenors have established themselves as the most successful Classical Crossover artists ever to have come out of Ireland. Signed on the spot to an international record deal in London in 2000, their first album went on to achieve double platinum status in their homeland, Number 1 in Ireland and Germany, Number 2 in the UK, and won them the "Echo Award" for ‘Best Classical Crossover Act’ in Germany.
A full-length TV Special "Ein Grosser Irischer Abend" was broadcast to millions on German television, and then released as a coast-to-coast TV Special on PBS in the USA – "Celebrate with the Celtic Tenors". There swiftly followed a second album – "So Strong" – recorded at Abbey Road Studios , produced by the legendary Mike Moran, of Queen and Freddie Mercury fame. Their third album – "The Irish Album" – was recorded at home with those legends of Irish folk – The Dubliners.
The Celtic Tenors have all had classical training, sung leading roles with top opera companies, performed in oratorio and concerts worldwide, and continue to show great flexibility in melding their voices to suit the appropriate Classical, folk, Irish and pop genres. Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson combine their unique voices, character and wit to provide a show overflowing with vitality and variety from start to finish.
The Celtic Tenors are supported by talented young Musical Director Colm Henry. a man who has a very busy performance and recording schedule with many of Ireland's foremost artists, including Clannad, Westlife, and most recently as a member of the group Sephira.
Their latest album, produced by David Munro and Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile), features such guests as Samantha Mumba, Brian Kennedy and the 80s super-group Air Supply, and has already reached Number 4 in the Canadian Charts, and the Top Ten in the US Billboard Charts. This album was released on the Dara label in Ireland under the title "We are not islands", and on the Telarc label worldwide as "Remember Me".