Straight No Chaser, Indiana’s sensational a cappella artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Benedum Center!
Straight No Chaser (SNC) was formed in 1996 by a group of Indiana University students. The band went through a few line-up changes and is now composed of Randy Stine, Michael Luginbill, David Roberts, Charlie Mechling, Jerome Collins, Walter Chase, Donald Nottingham, Sargon Isho, Tyler Trepp, and Steve Morgan. They named themselves after the title track of Thelonious Monk's 1967 album, Straight, No Chaser (which is also American slang for ordering an alcoholic drink without any mixer). In 1998 they recorded a version of the 1968 song The 12 Days of Christmas and added their own touches by including songs like ‘I Have a Little Dreidel’ and Toto’s Africa. In 2006 the recording was posted on YouTube and became a viral hit that led to a record deal (the video now has over 19 million views). They released their debut album (Holiday Spirits) in 2008 and it hit #4 on Billboard's Top Holiday Albums chart and spent two weeks at #1 on Amazon and five days on top of the iTunes sales chart. Their 2013 album (With A Twist) marked the group’s departure from holiday music and at #28 is their highest debut on the Billboard 200 chart to date.
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