Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society
3rd December 2012′ Swing It With The Opera Dudes’ with Jimmy The Lip Allstar Band. Two modern day Mario Lanzas performing some of the world’s most romantic music, in their own unique vocal arrangements. Sponsored by MICHAEL and JULIE PAYNE.
The Opera Dudes are two tenors from very different backgrounds.
…started singing in the pubs and clubs of Nottingham, when he was still working as a builder. After a lengthy period retraining as an operatic tenor, he now performs all over the world.
…first sang as a cathedral chorister before studying at Cambridge and pursuing a career as a conductor and pianist. However, he soon realised he wasn’t getting enough attention behind the keyboard and decided that tenors had all the fun.
It was opera that brought the two together and the music of the crooners that cemented their friendship. As The Opera Dudes they get to indulge all their musical loves and have created an act which combines their many years of musical training with an equally long time spent messing about.
The Opera Dudes in Concert