The name doesn't quite tell the entire story. Though taking a shot "straight with no chaser" might burn the average person's tongue, this a cappella group will keep singing without missing a drop. Not a single instrument supports the crisp voices of nine adult singers who meticulously practice before giving you their all. The choir's choice of songs covers modern and classic hits alike as the group's bass, baritone and soprano pitches blend in harmony.
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The infamous jazz king, Thelonious Monk, wrote the original hit titled "Straight, No Chaser." It's what you can order at a bar, and the band selected its name based on the alcohol-accompanied pleasantries of its Christmas-themed show. The hit sensation Straight No Chaser appeared at Carnegie Hall in 1996 as part of a larger performance, and the crowd soon realized that the students, who were boys from Indiana University, had stolen the show. The university stuck with the acronym of SNC, and the group's fame grew locally, especially around Christmastime. Atlantic Records signed Straight No Chaser with a bold idea led by the label's CEO, Craig Kallman. The American PBS station pushed the group's fame even further when it began airing SNC's live concerts during winter holidays, including a full rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas" sung completely a capella. Today, this team tours in more than 75 cities with covers of "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, "Fix You" by Coldplay and "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley among many others.
Where can I buy Straight No Chaser tickets?
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Who are the members of Straight No Chaser?
A lot has changed over the span of 10 years. The original students of the a cappella group have grown, and some have been replaced. The team today is held together by the talents of Jerome Collins, Sargon Isho, Michael Luginbill, Charlie Mechling, Steve Morgan, Randy Stine, David Roberts, Tyler Trepp and Walter Chase.
Is Straight No Chaser coming to any US cities?
Get your tickets quickly because this group sells out fast in the US. The 2019 tour is scheduled in the United States with stops in Portsmouth Music Hall in New Hampshire, the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Miss., Tivoli Theatre Chattanooga in Tennessee, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center of Appleton, Wis., the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel of Prior Lake, Minn., and the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla.
What can I expect from a Straight No Chaser concert?
Expect a mix of comedy, love and thrill. Nothing is actually "straight" about this choir's performances. These voices tend to break tradition up into pieces that expose the audience to the unscripted side of songwriting. From making fun of old Disney classics to hitting each note in "Shut Up and Dance," there's always a good, heartfelt surprise in the lineup. Being consistent, at least for these men, is about staying in key and supporting one another with percussion sounds from the human mouth. You might feel like there's a string bass playing or a few trumpets blowing, but within a full show, nothing accompanies these eclectic voices.
Which are the most popular Straight No Chaser albums?
If you're planning on a live performance from Straight No Chaser, expect songs to be pulled from the group's seven LPs that cover a range of classic and top hits. The albums are One Shot, I'll Have Another ... Christmas Album, Under the Influence, Six Pack, Christmas Cheers and Holiday Spirits.
Has Straight No Chaser won any awards?
In 2009, the group was nominated for Best Holiday Song and won the Best Holiday Album award at the CARAs.Back to Top
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