Dell Ugo Mater Miracles

This was a particularly fun day as we have had a great relationship over the years with Dell Ugo, performing there for Greg Cooley and his wine lunches.

The great thing about Dell Ugo is that it is such a large restaurant so Greg and Kelli always have the last of their wine lunch series at Dell Ugo. So it is always a great crowd. We see so many familiar faces each time we perform there. And for some reason, every time we sing there, someone pinches my (Craig) butt! 

Is it some sort of running joke I'm not in on? I never thought I had a set of gluts that were really that impressive that someone would want to grab them… It's happened the last 3 times!

Anyway, back to the events of the day….

You know you are in for a good afternoon when you haven't even sung a note and Michael, the owner, comes up to you and says "one of the guests said he will donate $1000 if you sing Nessun Dorma".

Um…. "Ok!"

And that was just the START of the day!

We did our usual sets and the audience loved it.

The auction was the most amusing part. It was funny to watch the mexican stand offs between the last 2 bidders each time. Most of the time they knew each other and no one wants to back down then! No one!

But all in all it was for a good cause, the Mater Little Miracles. All up the raised $21280 and I believe over the 10 years that they have done this they have raised over $250,000.

Very Impressive.


The food was amazing as it always is.

Dell Ugo are closing their doors at the end of 2014 :-(

So if you have never been there, get down to south bank to have some of their amazing food because they are one of the best restaurants in Brisbane. Period.




Urunga Wharf Cafe

Tenori hits NSW

After a 5 hour drive from Sunny brisbane we found ourselves in Urunga for a wonderful night of singing and being interrupted by the local train. But more on that in a minute.

Well for me it actually took 6 hours to get there as my GPS system was still on analogue and sent me west instead of south. Oh, and I had to stop for some famous fried chicken half way there.

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure it is famous, but when one is as hungry as I was, it was FAMOUS!

6pm - So we finally had all made the long trip to the venue and got together for sound check and the usual catch ups. As always, it is great to see Chop.

So we got on with sound check and half way through our second song, Andrew turns to us and says, "oh yeah, by the way, the train goes past every hour or so and it is really loud." And not a moment later we were greeted with said train on said track. And it was pretty LOUD.

The show was an absolute hit. The requests came thick and fast and for once there was not too many strange requests. Can anyone spell Nessun Dorma? Anyone? There was one request for some song called - "Me love you long time". I have to say I'm not to familiar with that one.. Is it a piece of lied? I'll have to look it up.

The highlight for me, though, was when the train came roaring past during one of the more sombre songs we were singing. Or course, Chop just couldn't help himself and let the puns fly thick and fast, right in the middle of my solo! Only to be joined by Andrew with his very puny wit. And puny it was!

For those of you who know and love, and got to experience the "old school" ten tenors pun wars that happened on stage, you will know how much we love this tradition. It is a ritual that has been tried by many and failed by even more. But right there, at that moment, we had gone back in time.

All in all a great night. We are back in March 2015. Hopefully we can see you there too!