Straight No Chaser Cuts to the Chase at the CCPA on Fri., December 29, 8:00 PM
CERRITOS, CA – More than a decade after turning a collegiate hobby into a recording career that has taken this acclaimed group around the world, STRAIGHT NO CHASER has built a massive fan base while earning a reputation for unforgettable live performances. Since the release of its first album Holiday Spirits in 2008, the ensemble has sold more than 1.6 million albums. The a cappella sensation livens up the night at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Friday, December 29 at 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $60.
It all started in 2006, when band member Randy Stine posted a clip on YouTube of Straight No Chaser singing The 12 Days of Christmas at a 1998 performance. It went viral and caught Atlantic Records’ attention, leading to a record deal. The band’s acclaimed One Shot record traced the group’s unlikely rise from an undergraduate singing group at Indiana University to an Atlantic Records act with a devoted international fan base. Along the way, Straight No Chaser has amassed more than 100 million YouTube views and has achieved RIAA-certified Gold status. The group’s latest album is Yacht on the Rocks, featuring the band Toto’s hits including Hold the Line, I’ll Be Over You, Rosanna, and the iconic hit Africa.
The nine members of Straight No Chaser are Stine, Tyler Trepp, Seggie Isho, Michael Luginbill, Walter Chase, Jerome Collins, Charlie Mechling, Steve Morgan, and Jasper Smith. They are all involved in choosing songs to perform, which range from R&B and old-school Funk to Folk and classic Rock. In addition to Motownphilly/This Is How We Do It, the group tackles Ricky Martin’s Livin La Vida Loca, Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way, James Brown’s Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Percy Sledge’s When a Man Loves a Woman, Loverboy’s Working for the Weekend, Johnny Cash’s I’ve Been Everywhere, and Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound.
The group has collaborated with Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Dolly Parton and has performed on television’s Today and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
For tickets or more information, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.
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