Sunday, August 23, 2009

Giving voice

I don't know what it is about a soaring tenor voice that gives it the capacity to make you go weak at the knees. Or sit up and take notice. Well, both, really -- even if it seems like mutually exclusive actions. Like the Three Tenors, Bocelli. Put a few tenors together like Il Divo and you've got the effect quadrupled. And it also helps that some, like Josh Groban, are nice to look at. It also doesn't matter if others, like Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, aren't much to look at. The voice is everything.

Then I stumbled across a tenor boy band that can give Il Divo a run for their money -- The Priests. Thus called because they are priests. Irish priests. Catholic priests. Irrevocably single priests. Lordy, I gotta stop being such a tenor slut. :)


Milly said...

Oh, yes! The tenor sound -- now you know why I married Hubby! Heldon tenor -- baritone within a tenor range. My, oh, my -- not just weak knees, kiddo! Once I heard that voice, I was lost, completely lost. Have been ever since.

I've heard the Priets and it's a beautiful sound.

We debate -- but I swear Groban is actually a baritone with a huge range, like a heldon tenor.

The Cat's Whiskers said...

ummmmm ... Josh Groban. My previous litter of kittens (or was it 2 litters back?) grew up on a loop of Josh Groban's "Closer". Some of the arrangements were a bit Eurovision Song Contest, but some were sublime. Not sure what the kittens thought of it though!