In need of some new holiday music? Tired of the same old songs? Well, look no further because Straight No Chaser delivers holiday music that is just too good to turn off. This men’s a cappella group that started up while the members attended Indiana University is now cranking out the tunes on a radio near you. And they’re pretty fantastic!
If you asked me a few years ago if I thought I’d be writing about Straight No Chaser, I would have said no. I didn’t think a men’s singing group that sings catchy Christmas tunes would gain widespread fame. Yeah, their songs were meticulously arranged, fun to listen to and just made you smile, but would they be topping Google searches? Nope, I didn’t think so. But Straight No Chaser has proven me wrong and I couldn’t be happier for them. I used to work with band member Walter Chase and I can tell you firsthand they’re worth checking out.
You may have heard of Straight No Chaser back in 2006 when a 1998 video of “The 12 Days of Christmas” blew up YouTube with over 11 million views (you can view the video below). Their YouTube fame helped lead to a five-album record deal with Atlantic Records in 2008.
Check out their website complete with music, bios and upcoming performances HERE. Who can resist getting in the holiday spirit?
And Walter, if you read this, wishing you all the best!
Here’s the video from YouTube of Straight No Chaser performing “The 12 Days of Christmas:”