Singer @ The Dark Tenor
The American singer Billy Andrews has been the person behind the established project The Dark Tenor for five years as a border crosser and bridge-builder between classical music, pop and rock. While the gold-enhanced debut album “Symphony of Light” and the following “Nightfall Symphony” built up the masked mysticism around the trained classical singer and thus lured fans of classical music as well as rock and pop lovers into the concert halls, the third album “Symphony of Ghosts” additionally develops a form of avant-garde mainstream. The artist drops the mask and becomes more personal and tangible. With the now announced EP trilogy starting in April 2020, The Dark Tenor dedicates itself to three of the greatest classical composers in the world. Ludwig – A Beethoven Story By Billy Andrews” will be released on April 3, 2020 – in keeping with the Beethoven Year 2020. As on past albums, the artist will follow his typical path, weaving world-famous classical melodies with the appeal of contemporary pop and rock music, creating a completely new and impressive genre.
“With my music, I show the cool side of classical music, get it out of the elitist corner and make these great compositions accessible to those who normally don’t come in contact with it”,
Billy Andrews explains the DNA of his music.
“This kind of new interpretation of classical works and the connection with pop, rock and metal is like my life and my personality: building bridges, bringing opposites together, fusing. And most importantly, it touches people!”
ACOUSTIC HEARTBEAT TOUR
With MSK Meistersinger, Billy Andrews is making a heart’s desire come true: with his “Acoustic Heartbeat Tour 2020” he is going back to his roots and organizing exclusive concerts in some of the most beautiful churches in Germany, which are very close and intimate for the audience. In many of these venues, the artist sang in the Dresdner Kreuzchor already as a teenager. It will be a special concert experience full of memories, both for the fans and for the artist himself. As a special guest in the supporting programme, the exceptional British artist Darla Jade will accompany him on some of the dates. So while The Dark Tenor usually plays the halls of Germany with a big rock band and an opulent stage show, this time it will be quieter – acoustically – close and honest.
THE DARK TENOR
With more than 200 000 sold albums (gold status) and several chart placements The Dark Tenor is one of the most successful artists in this genre and has been a permanent lineup in the concert halls of Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2015. Billy Andrews’ goal is to give every listener – whether a classical music fan or rock/pop concert goer – access to world-famous classical themes with the attitude of contemporary pop music and the sound of the present, and to build a bridge between the still elitist world of classical music and youth culture. Brachial concerts, impressive stage shows, but also filigree and intimate moments. The DarkTenor is breaking new ground by integrating 3D printing processes for classical instruments, LED technology and artificial intelligence. After all, Mozart, Beethoven and Bach were basically just the Robbie Williams and David Garretts of their time.