Acapella group performs at Ramstein

Betsy Allen
435th Services Squadron

***image1***Three Men and a Tenor bring a high-energy, family-oriented vocal music show to the Ramstein Officers’ Club 7 p.m. May 7. All ranks are invited to experience 3MT’s show including such music styles as pop, Motown, country, oldies and originals featuring the greatest instrument of all… the human voice.
The live show consists of a cappella arrangements from popular musical artists like Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Bob Marley, The Doobie Brothers, Garth Brooks, The Temptations, The Ink Spots and several of the group’s own original songs. “We want to include all age groups in our shows,” said Mark Stiles, one of the “Men” of the group. “Everyone needs some positive energy in their lives right now, and we feel that by giving people great, upbeat music, we may help them feel better.”
The group has titled their current tour and new CD, “Listen to the Music”, after the song written and performed by The Doobie Brothers. “In the song, the lyrics say, ‘What the people need… is a way to make them smile’, and that’s what our show is all about,” said Mr. Stiles.
Three Men and a Tenor will perform six school shows, including Ramstein Intermediate, and two for the public on their 10-day German tour. “This is very exciting for us… our first international tour, and for such a cool cause,” said Chuck Colby, lead singer of the group. “We just want to do what we can to boost morale for those young people, and show our support of their efforts.” KMC members are fortunate that one of the public shows take place at Ramstein.
The group has a National PBS-TV music concert special, airing in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville and nearly 70 other cities. They’ve also been an opening act for such American icons as Lee Greenwood and The Beach Boys. Their resume also includes features on CBC News, MSNBC, The Today Show, and nearly 60 other radio and TV stations throughout the country.
Now, nearly 12 years after their first performance, they continue their musical journey with an international performance schedule. Additionally, the group performs at nearly 100 school assemblies and clinics per year, motivating kids to pursue their passions and to strive for a higher quality of life.
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