As a huge collective group, Straight No Chaser have made some incredible waves in the music industry. This week, they're exclusively sharing 10 exciting facts about themselves with Female First readers. Check them out below.
- Their name, Straight No Chaser was inspired by the title track of Thelonious Monk's 1967 album 'Straight, No Chaser'.
- In 2006 a performance video of 'The 12 Days of Christmas' from 1998 went viral on YouTube leading to their record deal with Atlantic Records.
- When Randy was first contacted by Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman he thought it was a prank.
- They've played every US state except Alaska and South Dakota - and are working their way on hitting most of Europe and the rest of the world.
- They've played the O2 Arena four times with Barry Manilow.
- They've played the Royal Albert Hall with Katherine Jenkins.
- They recorded and released the song 'Only You' just for their UK album 'The Art of A Cappella'.
- Most of their album titles engage the symbolism of bartending.
- Their tour rituals include most of the guys getting haircuts before hitting the road. Some spend time with their families. While on tour they try their best to catch IU Basketball games on TV and watch them together.
- They've noticed at shows around the world how differently the audience clap. Some places clap on 1 and 3, some places don't clap much at all and some places even clap in rhythm during applause!
Catch Straight No Chaser in London and Birmingham for their latest UK dates:
- Monday March 21 - Union Chapel, Islington, London
- Wednesday March 23 - Birmingham Town Hall
Tickets for both shows are currently available at www.gigsandtours.com