Straight No Chaser returns to Phillips Center Nov. 22
GAINESVILLE, Fla. â€“ A cappella sensation Straight No ChaserÂ performs at 7:30 p.m.Â Nov. 22 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.
The 10-man ensemble, known as SNC, will perform some if its signature holiday repertoire and music from its chart-topping new release â€śUnder the Influence.â€ť SNCâ€™s new album includes the groupâ€™s original spin on Adeleâ€™s â€śRolling in the Deepâ€ť; a medley of fun.â€™s â€śSome Nightsâ€ť and â€śWe Are Youngâ€ť; and the re-imagining of classic songs with the artists who made them famous, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dolly Parton.
â€śItâ€™s been really great because these legendary artists seemed drawn to the project as another way to have their music heard,â€ť SNC co-founder Randy Stine said.
Formed more than 15 years ago while students at Indiana University, the ensemble has re-grouped to great acclaim, garnering more than 50 million YouTube views to date.
Beginning with its 2008 debut â€śHoliday Spirits,â€ť which hit No. 4 on Billboardâ€™s Top Holiday Albums chart, SNC has released numerous albums to commercial success, completed a residency at Harrahâ€™s Resort in Atlantic City and has been featured in television specials including PBSâ€™s â€śStraight No Chaser â€“ Songs of the Decades.â€ť
Lauded for its unforgettable live performances, SNC was recently recognized as one of Pollstarâ€™s top 50 touring acts. The ensemble performed at the Phillips Center for a Motherâ€™s Day engagement on May, 13 2012 to great acclaim.
â€śOur audience response to their concert was extraordinary,â€ť UFPA director Michael Blachly said. â€śStraight No Chaser is one of the best a cappella groups touring today.â€ť
Tickets are $25-45Â and available for this performance. UF students pay $10. Call 352-392-ARTS (2787) or 800-905-ARTS (toll free within Florida), or visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.