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SOUND OFF Interview: Walter Chase of Straight No Chaser

  • SOUND OFF Interview: Walter Chase of Straight No Chaser

    PC: On GLEE last night there was an all-male a capella version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", so today is a perfect time to talk to one of the form's foremost masters.

    WC: Yeah, that group who did it was on THE SING-OFF last year. They're good friends with us, so....

    PC: What do you think of doing female-oriented songs like that? I mean, you do Judy Garland.

    WC: We have a great soloist, along with the way we like to do songs - I mean, the name of our first album is WITH A TWIST, and that sort of embodies how we like to do songs, which is: instead of covering songs straight, we like to kind of put our own little spin on it so that it gives the listener a reason to listen to it. If we're just going to do straight covers, then what's the point, really?

    Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/SOUND_OFF_Special_Interview_Walter_Chase_of_Straight_No_Chaser_20101129#ixzz16nD8G7Kk

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on November 30, 2010 - 1:44pm

PC: On GLEE last night there was an all-male a capella version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream", so today is a perfect time to talk to one of the form's foremost masters.

WC: Yeah, that group who did it was on THE SING-OFF last year. They're good friends with us, so....

PC: What do you think of doing female-oriented songs like that? I mean, you do Judy Garland.

WC: We have a great soloist, along with the way we like to do songs - I mean, the name of our first album is WITH A TWIST, and that sort of embodies how we like to do songs, which is: instead of covering songs straight, we like to kind of put our own little spin on it so that it gives the listener a reason to listen to it. If we're just going to do straight covers, then what's the point, really?

Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/SOUND_OFF_Special_Interview_Walter_Chase_of_Straight_No_Chaser_20101129#ixzz16nD8G7Kk

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