Straight Talk

Straight No Chaser is the a capella group that owes its existence to YouTube. The members sang in a student group at Indiana University and went their separate ways upon graduating. One of them posted a video of their version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The video went viral and the members reunited to perform regularly.

My wife and I attended Straight No Chaser’s first Knoxville concert on Thursday. They encouraged and practically begged the audience to take photos and video of the show and to post the clips online. Before the band came on stage, they screened a funny video explaining “how to enjoy a Straight No Chaser concert.”

One of my favorite parts of the show was a medley of movie themes. They sang comedic lyrics to the tune of the main title music to films like E.T., Star Wars, Forrest Gump and several others. I was also impressed by the number of recent hit songs that were in the act, including “Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky.”

Straight No Chaser clip

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