‘A dose of positivity’
Three Rivers Commercial News | Samantha May, Staff Writer
THREE RIVERS — A four-man harmony group is set to bring a “dose of positivity” to this year’s holiday season during its Ha Ha Holiday Show at the Riviera Theatre on Friday, Dec. 14.
After performing an impromptu harmony at the Michigan State University’s Glee Club in 1992, Paul Feltch, Chuck Colby, Mark Stiles, and Glenn Williams went on to form Three Men and a Tenor, performing as a group at various parks, schools, picnics, and any event available. Now 27 yeas later, the group, still with its founding members, presents their versions of songs from as early as the Mills Brothers to renditions of Elvis Presley, Bob Marley, Garth Brooks, and Led Zeppelin.
Colby said each show is different, but the audience should always expect to be entertained. At the holiday-themed show coming to the Riviera, the group plans to perform songs from their new album, “25” in celebration of 25 years together, as well as different renderings from classic holiday hits. For an example, Santa Is Coming To Town will be played in a Regge-style and White Christmas as a “doo-wop” sound.
“We do have some big songs in the show too, including Hero’s Prayer, which is a dedication to veterans. It is a really lovely song written by a Lansing-area veteran who served in Vietnam,” Colby said.
Three Men and a Tenor aim for an “engaging show,” Colby said. The group tends to welcome audience members up on stage allowing them to sing.
“It is not just a concert, it is not just something you passively sit through. It is an experience. it is fun, and people have a good time,” Colby said.
“Sometimes people come to our shows multiple times a year and they just can’t get enough. They say, ‘I need another dose of some fun,’ and that is the point.”
Three Men and a Tenor have performed throughout Southwest Michigan in its years of touring, and on Friday, the group will be performing its third show at the Riviera. Colby said the Three Rivers’ audience can expect a “nice mix” of songs off the group’s album, some holiday tunes, and “old favorites that some people expect from our shows.”
“I would say it is a very positive experience. that might be the best way to describe our shows, as a dose of positivity,” Colby said.
The group will perform at the Riviera Theatre on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available through the Riviera’s website at www.trriviera.com. Prices are $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the show.