Toronto, ON – The Tenors, Canada’s JUNO Award-winning vocal super group, have joined forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America spokesperson Laura Kaeppeler to launch a new single titled,‘I Thank You’. The song, which also commemorates the 100th anniversary of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, is now available for download worldwide with proceeds contributed to assist in the ongoing development and support of mentoring services to children and young people.
Conceived by Kenny Munshaw and co-written with The Tenors and Marc Jordan, ‘I Thank You’ speaks to the impact that caring mentors play in the lives of young people. ‘I Thank You’ was recorded by The Tenors and Miss Kaeppeler. The single was recorded in London, England and produced by Grammy nominated producer and songwriter Sacha Skarbek (Adele, Jason Mraz, James Blunt) who co-wrote the #1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Wrecking Ball" with Miley Cyrus.
“We are delighted to benefit from the talent of people like The Tenors and Laura Kaeppeler and know that their music will bring the cause of mentoring to millions of people in an entirely new way,” stated Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. “This song reflects the experiences of so many young people – having seen their own lives positively impacted and wanting to find a way to express their appreciation.”
In a joint statement, The Tenors and Miss Kaeppeler stated, “We are honoured to be associated with a cause that has benefitted so many children and youth and hope that our efforts to bring attention and raise funds will result in a greater number of children receiving support.”
The production of ‘I Thank You’ has been a shining example of selflessness. Support for the production has come from Scotiabank, and we are grateful for their continuing support of Big Brother Big Sisters, and how they have stepped up to make this song possible. The Tenors and Miss Kaeppeler have waived fees.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
For one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of Canada’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. BBBS volunteer mentors teach by example the importance of giving back, of staying in school, and of respecting family, peers and community.
BBBS provides quality mentoring services for more than 40,000 children and teenagers. The community-based youth mentoring organization currently has over 25,000 volunteer mentors working at 118 agencies that serve children in over 1,000 communities across the country. Learn more. Visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.
About The Tenors
Since their inception, The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable melodies. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, these singing sensations have achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles. The music of Clifton Murray, Victor Micallef, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters, is rich and soulful, with powerful anthems, classic cover songs and songs written and co-written by the Tenors. After performances with Celine on Oprah, at the 2011 Prime Time Emmy Awards, on ITV’s Diamond Jubilee Show for the Queen and over 60 other TV appearances in the past few years they continue to thrill audiences on 5 continents where they have performed. Both their self-titled debut and holiday album (The Perfect Gift) have gone double platinum in Canada and have been released in many countries around the world by Universal Music and its affiliates. The Tenors PBS special filmed in Las Vegas began airing in December 2012 and continues to air and remains a hit TV show across North America.
The Tenors latest release Lead With Your Heart went platinum in Canada in seven weeks. The album garnered a 2013 JUNO Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year and a JUNO Award Nomination for Jack Richardson Producer of the Year for Bob Ezrin's production of the track "Forever Young." Lead With Your Heart garnered attention from Katie Couric, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, ET Canada, CNN Morning Live, e-Talk, FOX & Friends Morning and more. The Tenors recently wrapped up a 70-city North American tour. For more information and tour dates visit tenorsmusic.com, @tenorsmusic.
About Laura Kaeppeler
Laura Kaeppeler was named Miss America 2012. As the face of The Miss America Organization she traveled over 250,000 miles, making numerous television and corporate appearances and serving as The National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Laura is an advocate for Children of Incarcerated Parents and has worked with The US Dream Academy, Project Avery, Operation Open Arms, The Seedling Foundation, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Kon-necting Services, Camp Bob and The American Correctional Association. She received The Courage Award from The Care Plus Foundation and The Thomas Mott Osbourne Medal from The Osbourne Association. Currently she is a national spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Laura is also the founder and President of LMK, Inc and The Laura Kaeppeler Foundation. In addition to her advocacy, Laura was named by US News and World Report one of The Top 100 Women leaders in STEM.
A classically trained vocalist, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Music and an emphasis in Vocal Performance from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
For more information about Big Brother Big Sisters please contact:
905-639-0461 ext 26
For more information about The Tenors please contact:
Andrea McLoughlin, Holmes PR
Adrienne Kakoullis, Holmes PR