Tenor trio GENTRI performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings. A local string quartet led by David Heinzen, principal cellist of the Billings Symphony, will join GENTRI on stage.
Established in 2014, GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound best described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson.
GENTRI’s self-titled debut EP was released in 2015. The record spent 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on two different Billboard charts, including three weeks at No. 2 on both the Classical and Classical Crossover charts. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, “Dare,” which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition.
The Gents most recent album, Rise, includes eight new GENTRI original songs and two covers. It debuted at no. 3 on Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover Charts, right behind John Williams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Andrea Bocelli. Critics call it “strong, brave, and inspiring” as well as “anything but boring.”
GENTRI has performed with world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, and legendary rock band Journey at the Stadium of Fire, the nation’s largest Fourth of July firework celebration. Other notable events include performing at the Governor of Utah’s annual gala, as well as performing the national anthem for the Utah Jazz, San Diego Padres, and Colorado Rockies. GENTRI was featured on a TV Christmas special with YouTube sensation Lexi Walker that was broadcast to over 20 million homes.
Tickets are $45, $40, $30 and $27 for students with valid I.D., and available at the Alberta Bair Theater Box Office on the corner of Third Ave. N. and N. Broadway, by phone at 406-256-6052 (box office hours are Monday through Saturday, 12:00 Noon until 5:00 p.m. ) and/or online at www.albertabairtheater.org.