Straight No Chaser proves a cappella is cool

Love this! “People often ask how long we’re going to do this,” (Seggie) said. “My answer is always, ‘I’m going to do this until people stop coming to the show.’”


By John Phipps
The Grand Rapids Press
Published: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 11:00 AM
“A woman in Kansas City said the show was the first time in 15 years her three kids and family had all been in the same place. Another woman said she has terminal cancer and hadn’t smiled as much as she did in our show for a very long time. How blessed we are to be able to do that for people."

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Straight No Chaser review: Make mine a double

I agree that the original songs they do have are fantastic and I would LOVE to see more!


by Lindsay Christians
Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:30 am
SNC’s many-layered version of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” was better than the original, perfectly plush — if the texture of velvet became music, that’s what it would sound like.
I found myself wishing for something I didn’t know — an original, non-holiday number on the level of the fantastic “Who Spiked the Egg Nog?” or the group’s peppy theme song.
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Straight No Chaser to gambol at Overture performance

tee hee "gambol"? Also, "Walter Collins." #oops Still a nice write up, though.

By Amanda Connors
The Badger Herald
October 25, 2011

“We were No. 29 on billboards for our last non-holiday album [With a Twist], which is kind of an award within itself. I was pretty surprised about that. That was pretty cool,” Trepp said.

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Straight No Chaser returns with bigger show

By Howard Dukes
South Bend Tribune
October 23, 2011
"I was in a musical off campus and a friend of mine said he had heard about this really great group on campus and I should check them out," Isho says. "So I went out and gave it a shot and ended up making the group."
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Straight No Chaser takes a cappella off campus

Crooning and swooning
By Rich Albertoni
The Daily Page
October 20, 2011
Last August, Straight No Chaser singer Dave Roberts got a note from a female fan who'd been wowed by his stage presence at an Atlantic City show. "I was lucky enough to sit near the front and really got to experience the eye contact and famous Dave Roberts smiles that everyone is talking about," she wrote. "I love your baritone voice."
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Before 'The Sing-Off,' Straight No Chaser put a twist on pop

by Lindsay Christians 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 7:00 am
(Randy) “So it’s great when people hear us and they’re like, ‘I never knew you could mash two songs together!’ Or, ‘I loved it because I never missed the instruments.’ … That’s the stuff I love hearing from people who haven’t heard us. It can break the mold of what they think (the music) is.”
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Straight No Chaser to perform in Tulsa

Published: 10/15/2011 1:52 AM
Last Modified: 10/15/2011 5:27 AM

The manner of travel has changed in a big way over a handful of years. The first tours in 2008 had the guys crammed into minivans and cheap airplane flights, (Dave) said.

By 2009, they'd graduated to a full tour bus. "At the beginning of the tour is was the greatest thing ever, all of us on this huge bus. Not so after three months," Roberts said, then laughed.

Last year, the tour setup grew to two full-size tour busses, plus assistants. This year, it's "two tour buses, another truck, crew ... and it keeps growing," he said. "It's been fun to watch the small business grow and develop." 

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