Straight No Chaser returns to Phillips Center Nov. 22
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A cappella sensation Straight No Chaser performs at 7:30 p.m. 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 “Under the Influence.” SNC’s new album includes the group’s original spin on Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”; a medley of fun.’s “Some Nights” and “We Are Young”; and the re-imagining of classic songs with the artists who made them famous, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dolly Parton.
“It’s been really great because these legendary artists seemed drawn to the project as another way to have their music heard,” 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 “Holiday Spirits,” which hit No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart, SNC has released numerous albums to commercial success, completed a residency at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City and has been featured in television specials including PBS’s “Straight No Chaser – Songs of the Decades.”
Lauded for its unforgettable live performances, SNC was recently recognized as one of Pollstar’s top 50 touring acts. The ensemble performed at the Phillips Center for a Mother’s Day engagement on May, 13 2012 to great acclaim.
“Our audience response to their concert was extraordinary,” UFPA director Michael Blachly said. “Straight No Chaser is one of the best a cappella groups touring today.”
Tickets are $25-45 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.