Gentri, a gentlemen trio will perform at BYU-Idaho Saturday, Oct. 10 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. at the Oscar A. Kirkham Auditorium.
Established in June 2014, the trio has rapidly climbed the charts and gained popularity.
The trio’s self-titled album, Gentri reached the Billboard’s Top 5 on the Classical Chart and Top 3 in the Classical Crossover Chart, according to Christine Rappleye of Deseret News.
Together, Brad Robins, Casey Elliot and Bradley Quinn Lever comprise Gentri.
Gentri brings orchestrations and three-part harmonies together to create a new, fresh sound called “cinematic pop,” According to gentrimusic.com, the the trio’s website.
The Trio met on separate occasions performing in different plays such as Tarzan and Beauity and the Beast.
Later, they all met together on the stage of Les Miserables where they played the roles of Valjean (Elliot), Marius (Robins) and Enjolras (Quinn). After working on the stage in Les Miserables, the men then decided to become a trio.
“Our first sounds together were powerful, but disorganized,” according to Elliot on the trio’s website.
The trio would look to Stephen Nelson, their producer and arranger, for help.
“After a few short sessions, it was clear that something was happening worth pursuing,” Elliot said on the trio’s website.
“I think their music video gave life to their lyrics through the visual representation that they provided with the young amputee overcoming her trials,” said Jade Duffin, a junior studying business management.
The music video received coverage from sources such as ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition.
Gentri has performed alongside Journey in the past and will perform with Idina Menzel and Lexi Walker Oct. 1, in Orem Utah.
Tickets are available on their website.
While Gentri has become a hit around the world, they have struggled to find a fan base at BYU-Idaho.
However, students exposed to just a few seconds of their music become fans almost immediately.
“It was beautiful,” said Jessica Hart, a junior studying fine arts. “They are able to sing so well, it was just very captivating.”
Gentri tries to live by the mantra, “Dress how you want to be seen. Act how you want to be known. And treat others how you want to be remembered.”
Some students think that ticket prices often deter people from going to concerts.
“I think a lot of the college students, because they are on a budget, they might choose to do something different,” said Daniel Hallerman, a sophomore studying computer information technology.
Ticket prices are $6 for students and $12 for the general public.
“From the buyer perspective, it seems just right, yeah, $6 that is really good,” Hallerman said. “I thought it would be more. I might even go because it is so cheap.”
For more information on the upcoming concert or to purchase tickets, please call (208)-496-3170 or (800)-717-4257. You can also order online at tickets.byui.edu. or the trio’s website at Gentrimusic.com.