Straight – no chaser – A is a professional a cappella group coming to the Civic Opera House in Chicago starting in early Dec. 2018.
The Q’s saw them on a Chicago TV station WTTW. History: The group formed in 1996 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Dan Ponce, Randy Stine, Charlie Mechling, Steve Morgan, Jerome Collins, Dave Roberts, Walter Chase, Mike Itkoff, and Patrick Hachey became Straight No Chaser. Their name was inspired by the title track of Thelonious Monk‘s 1967 album, Straight, No Chaser, and is a conscious evocation of the popular American sland phrase often employed in requesting a drink.
Great group and singing.