Recent Obsessions: Straight No Chaser, 'We're Smelling Roses,' cuddly Grinch

By 77 Square staff
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
For some creative holiday humor, look no further than Straight No Chaser.
Our current favorite SNC track is off of "Christmas Cheers" from 2009, the short, jazzy "Who Spiked the Egg Nog?"
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Viral video revives college vocal act Straight No Chaser

Special for the AJC 
Friday, December 17, 2010
“It’s just the 10 of us, 10 mikes, that’s it,” vocalist Walter Chase said in a recent phone interview. “Even on the album, what might sound like a drum machine, that’s all vocal percussion that has been engineered.
“That stems from our main vocal percussion guys, Tyler Trepp, Seggie Isho, Dave Roberts, myself and Randy Stine,” Chase said. “Tyler specifically. ... On our holiday set he does the sound of a sleigh bell; it’s uncanny how well he can imitate things. Seggie does amazing drums, like old-school beat box. ... You almost forget that somebody’s over there drumming with his mouth. It sounds like you’ve got a rhythm section behind you.”
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Note: This article also appeared November 4, 2010 at a separate link, under the title "Straight No Chaser performs in Rancho Mirage":

A cappella group puts twist on songs

By Ted Shaw
The Windsor Star
December 11, 2010
Straight, no chaser -- no backing band, just the purity of the human voice. Instrumental effects, like guitars and percussion, are performed vocally.

"All you see is all you get on-stage," Seggie explained.
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Artist Of The Month: Straight No Chaser - December 2010

By Wildy Haskell
Wildy's World
December 1, 2010
The group caught the eye of Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, who knew magic when he saw it and jumped at the opportunity to sign the group.  The rest, as they say, is history.
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