Straight No Chaser Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 12/29

A cappella group Straight No Chaser will play the Fred Kavli Theatre, Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses, think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) is neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments "We take the music very seriously; we just don't take ourselves too seriously." In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella.

Originally formed over a dozen years ago while students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon - with a massive fan-base, over 20 million views on You Tube and numerous national TV appearances. As well as producing an extraordinary sound with their harmonies, they incorporate humor and dance into their performances with an energetic vibe.

Straight No Chaser in currently traveling the US on their biggest headline tour to date. The "Happy Hour Tour" comes on the heels of the release of Under the Influence, their fourth album released through Atlantic Records. The album features contributions from superstars Jason Mraz, Rob Thomas, Phil Collins, Dolly Parton and more.

In an era when so much pop music is the product of digital processing and electronic manipulation, Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music.

Single tickets are priced at $83, $63, $53 and $43 with group discounts available. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-ARTS (2787) or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.



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