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ABOUT ME

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Member name: 
Dave
About Me: 
David Roberts performed in an a cappella quartet on Celebrity Cruise Lines in 2003, after leaving a position as a sales manager at a hotel in Chicago. After that stint, he earned an MBA from Fordham University in New York City, where he currently resides and works for a large global bank. Voice Par: Baritone
Hobbies: 
Rock climbing, Ultimate Frisbee, gym, reading, listening to music, live shows and theatre, exploring NY nightlife and restaurants
Country: 
United States
Birth Name: 
David Owen Roberts
Nickname: 
DR (initials)
Birthday: 
March 29, 1977
Birth Sign: 
Aries
Height: 
6´1”
Eyes: 
Brown
Currently Living In: 
New York City
Hometown: 
Indianapolis, IN
Relationship Status: 
Married
Favorite SNC College Memory: 
Favorite SNC College Memory: When we did our sound check in Carnegie Hall for the collegiate a cappella competition finals, walking out onto that very famous stage with nine of my best friends was incredible!
Musical Influences: 
Harry Connick Jr., Brian McKnight, John Mayer
Favorite Songs to Perform Live: 
Insomniac, Gone, Without Your Love, Worlds Apart
Favorite Place You've Traveled: 
US: Yellowstone National Park; Estes Parks, Co; Austin, Tx; San Diego, Ca International: Copenhagen, Denmark; St. Petersburg, Russia; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Rome and Pompei, Italy; Ez, Nice, Cannes, and Villefranche sur Mer, France; Aruba; Costa Rica
Favorite Things in General: 
Music. Traveling, trying new restaurants with friends and family, meeting new people and experiencing other cultures, the outdoors.
What Magazines/Periodicals do you read consistently?: 
Wall Street Journal (occupational hazard), Rolling Stone
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Foods: 
Mama Collins' Carmel Cake. Seriously, if you ever have the opportunity to try some of Jerome's Mom's Carmel Cake, do yourself a favor and have as much as you can. You'll thank me later. Also Mexican food and Soul Food, hmmm quesadillas...
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Books: 
The Fountainhead, Watchers, The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success, Map of Bones, Freakonomics, The Audacity of Hope
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Movies: 
Shawshank Redemption, The Big Lebowski, Old School, Office Space, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Bands/Artists: 
John Mayer, JT, Harry Connick Jr., Brian McKnight, Dave Matthews Songs: Drive My Car (The Beatles), Feeling Good (Buble), Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine (The Killers), Ask Myself (Thicke), Bold As Love (Mayer)
Comments: 

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amywolter's picture

thank you for making Amelia's first concert experience such a memorable one :) just another reason this mama loves you guys!!

Psmaht's picture

Ok...I am reaching out here...pretty unusual but here goes...My daughter and I will be attending in Durham NC on 11/24. She and I have had an estranged relationship for a while. When her mom and I separated she said I was a big disappointment because we never had daddy-daughter dates...She LOVES you guys. She was an all state vocalist and has always loved to sing. I am so proud of her...anyways, THIS is our Daddy Daughter date. I am so hopeful she will want me to be a part of her life again, that she will want to see me, talk to me and be proud of her Daddy...So..I guess this is a request to sing " The Living Years" on that night. I want...I need her to understand she won't have me forever and one day I will be gone. We are losing every second, every day, every year. I love my daughter so much and it just breaks my heart...I guess I feel this is my chance to make it right. You guys are awesome, I hope you see this, and you touch so many people with your music. I hope you reach out and touch my Daughter. Thank you so much.

Psmaht's picture

Ok...I am reaching out here...pretty unusual but here goes...My daughter and I will be attending in Durham NC on 11/24. She and I have had an estranged relationship for a while. When her mom and I separated she said I was a big disappointment because we never had daddy-daughter dates...She LOVES you guys. She was an all state vocalist and has always loved to sing. I am so proud of her...anyways, THIS is our Daddy Daughter date. I am so hopeful she will want me to be a part of her life again, that she will want to see me, talk to me and be proud of her Daddy...So..I guess this is a request to sing " The Living Years" on that night. I want...I need her to understand she won't have me forever and one day I will be gone. We are losing every second, every day, every year. I love my daughter so much and it just breaks my heart...I guess I feel this is my chance to make it right. You guys are awesome, I hope you see this, and you touch so many people with your music. I hope you reach out and touch my Daughter. Thank you so much.

maureen baldini's picture

Dave Will be attending concert at Hamton beach 6/21. Hope you remember me I'm Gregory and Allison's cousin.

mluza's picture

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday DRrrrr!
Happy Birthday to you!
That's as close I get to singing a capella. lol

music4jesus's picture

So while it's still WensDave, I really wanted to take the time to thank you for everything you do for SNC. I love watching you in the videos because you always have a smile on your face. It's so clear that you love what you do, no matter how late you're up balancing the books. You may not get a lot of solos, but I notice your background lines and I realize how vital they are.

So thanks for everything, DR. I can't wait to meet you one day. :)

Jeepannie19's picture

I drove 2.5 hours to see you in Albany, and I was late due to traffic and being lost. we walked in 25 minutes late. Ryan and Jerome called us out on being late, as we had second row. I was just thrilled to see u for the third time! and cant wait to meet you (couldnt stay for meet and greet as work was next day).
thoroughly enjoyed the show and your performance,
Annie :)

JennyGillHunter's picture

Amazing getting to meet you this week :)

Gabriella's picture

Thank-you for the phenomenal concert on Sunday, I still have a smile. I really wanted to thank-you for signing my Biomechanics textbook- I honestly don’t have to words to tell you what that means: this is a class that over half the class has to retake and last year this class physically and mentally drained the life out me, no exaggeration. Your music has kept a smile on face since a slacker friend of mine sent me the 12 Days of Christmas you tube video Dec 2007, good thing I was basically finished studying. Back to the present, since now Biomechanics and a few other classes are all that stand in my way from graduation, the pressure is on and your signature on the on the cover reminds me to smile. I am sure the textbook value will increase now:)

CathyJOliver's picture

Was sorry to not hear any solo work from you tonight but still an amazing show here all the same! Nanaimo will welcome you back with open arms at any time!!

StephanieS's picture

Hey Dave...Just wanted to let you know that I've watched all of the Chicken Fried videos posted on you tube...Thank You for putting your hand over your heart each time you reach that point in the song...I just caught it in one video and it was touching so then I watched the rest of them...As a Navy vet...thank you...Am hoping to be front row for the Saginaw, Michigan show in April..well..it's on my Birthday wish list anyhow..(March 30)...it'll be a late gift...Thanks for the awesome music you perform...I could spend hours on you tube watching all the videos...

DeBary Fan's picture

Terrific show in Tampa last night, we are never disappointed. This is the third time we have heard SNC perform and we have thoroughly enjoyed every concert. Best wishes for a Joyous Christmas and a prosperous and exciting 2012 from your fans in DeBary, FL.

ngj3's picture

"Merry Christmas To You," D.R.!

sscw8888's picture

Damn, you are handsome!

ngj3's picture

Hi Dave,

My husband and I think you should have your own little section called D.R.'s Dining List for whatever city you happen to be in, with The Robert's Rating and whatever else you have to say about the eatery. We checked out Mother's Bistro today and the food was delicious! Thanks for a great show in Portland and a good eats recommendation too!

dcler's picture

You all are brilliant, funny and extremely talented! Your show is a must see. My family just had the best time at your performance at the Rosemont Theater in the Chicagoland area! We had a blast! Dave, I also wish to Thank you for giving me the isle seat on the flight from Chicago to Dallas. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. Blessings to you and your fiance, and your amazing group, the Straight No Chasers! :)

GerryG's picture

Just got home from the 3PM show at Chicago Theater. AMAZING!!!! Second row!!! Second year we have gone.

Thank you.

Susan_4's picture

see SNC is coming to my city of Jacksonville, Florida on December 21st! I would give ANYTHING to be able to go! I'm embarrassed to say that I'm a single mother with one in college and one in high school! I work two jobs and still struggle! I just found out I have a tumor on my brain the size of a quarter. It has not been a fun year! SNC is my ultimate favorite! I love all of your songs! If you know of anyway I could get 2 tickets to the concert, please let me know. My ultimate wish is to be there and get a picture with all of you! Love yall!!! Susan..

Maria Fulton's picture

Happy Thanksgiving, Dave!! It was so great to see you in the parade!!

Charlie's picture

Oh and a plug: we'll be front row (the old couple) acting like teenyboppers.

Charlie's picture

I am so ready to you and the guys in Seattle. Hope to see some more of your fancy footwork. Keep that smile

maialyksU's picture

Hi! I really had a great time watching all of you perform here in Richmond,Va last 11/9. I really had a great time. IT WAS AWESOME!! Also enjoyed seeing and meeting you up close during the Meet & Greet after the show. You always have a smile on your face... and that makes YOU stand out. KEEP IT UP!! By the way, just some tidbit info,we have the same birthday.

Yvonne's picture

Great show in CT tonight - hope you stayed a bit after the show and enjoyed the casino ;)

Rodney Marston's picture

Thanks for coming to
Roanoke, Va. the show was AWESOME !!!

amychrisgarner's picture

A spectacular show. The things you guys do with your voice amaze me!! I am a fan for life. Thank you so much, this was the best night I have had in months!!

MAC_3's picture

Another great show! So glad SNC performed in Des Moines again this year. We had seats in the 4th row and loved being that close; it was a completely different perspective than we had a couple of days ago in KC when we sat up in the balcony. You guys are always great, but tonight the show was even more amazing....loved it! Thanks for the meet-and-greet afterwards, too.

MAC_3's picture

Excellent show in KC this afternoon! Thanks for the "meet-and-greet" with the fans afterward. We appreciate you visiting with us, even though it left you very little time to take a break before you had to be on stage again for the evening show. Looking forward to seeing your show in Des Moines on Tuesday!

yipyiphooray's picture

I'm so pumped to see you guys tomorrow night in Dallas!!! I just got my tickets today because my schedule freed up to drive up to Dallas for the concert!!! Can't wait to be blown away!!!!

Michaela's picture

Hi Dave.
Finally made it out of customs (they pulled me into the little room for a "random check"). Missed my flight of course and had to wait another five and a half hours. Got home at 2 am, but the important things is I got home and am still smiling. I see you guys willl be performing in CT, so I'll try to make the show or the one in Raleigh. Nice meeting you. Maybe one day you'll be on one of my film soundtracks. Take care.
45C

44soccerspin44's picture

I've been trying to see you guys live ever since the radio played your 12 Days of Christmas on the radio years ago. I'm so excited to be going to your show in Roanoke!! What can I expect to be hearing there? Old favorites? New renditions? Original songs? And will I get to see you dance? :D Good Luck and have fun!

Shaina's picture

Hi Dave!
I just thought I'd drop by and say hey. I hope you're having a great (and relaxing) time at home! :)

Karan's picture

Hey there Dave. I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous show last night (the PBS taping)! My sister and I were lucky enough to purchase tickets way before we knew of the taping and landed ourselves in the 2nd row, dead center! On top of having an amazing voice, you really have THE best smile .. we loved watching you on stage (okay, maybe I loved it a little more than was proper! LOL!). I just wish I hadn't been so star-struck when you shook my hand at the meet and greet. Thanks for being part of making a special birthday night out with my sister a night we'll always remember!

MaryDSinTX's picture

Hello Dave, I sure did enjoy seeing you perform in Atlantic City! I was lucky enough to sit near the front and really got to experience the eye contact and famous DR smiles that everyone has been talking about! Not only did I love where you sing the low part of the Frankie Valli medley (Wow!), but watching you live is way, way, way better than watching you on YouTube. You rock on stage, sir! Rock!!! I love your baritone voice, and I am so glad SNC is putting you out there on more solos - you are great in Uptown Girl, too. I can tell you are not the kind of guy who is pushing to be out front, but you do a great job of it. Would love to see more. Also, thanks for the wine tips and advice on twitter. Keep it up!! I do act on it and love your picks! Also, I got to try M & S at Harrahs, and I love that place! I can see why you were tweeting about it when you first got back to AC this summer. I did not get a chance to chat with you at the Meet and Greets like I would have liked, but they go so fast and everyone is so busy! Thank you for making beautiful music that makes me very happy every single day! You and SNC are even better this year. I know you work very hard at this. You rock!! And congratulations on your engagement to the beautiful Sara! She sounds like she is really sweet and a lot of fun. I am so happy for you both! You are living the life, sir.

Grace's picture

HEY! Great concert last night!

Kara_2's picture

Wonderful concert on August 3rd. My friends and I had so much fun and were so happy to meet SNC afterwards. Can't wait to see your holiday show!

Lizn108's picture

hey dave,
you and the boys gave yet another fabulous performance last night!! so i told you in the signing line about a channel 6 action news anchor, also named dave roberts. he was actually the weatherman and (according to my mom who still lives in the area) he has retired. (he is also the father of david boreanaz of buffy fame.) you should totally youtube him!
enjoy the rest of your summer!
-liz

kayzie's picture

Very happy for you, Dave. Congratulations on your engagement. Wish you all the happiness.

Lisa N.'s picture

DR - Thanks for doing the live chat tonight. You do such a great job with the group. Glad to hear you singing more solos. I can tell you are having a lot of fun up there. I really enjoy your music! Also, congrats on your engagement! Blessings, friend!

ngj3's picture

Congratulations on your engagement, Dave!

Jennifer_11's picture

Hey Dave,
My husband & I met you (Mike, Jerome, Tyler & Charlie too) in the sports bar at Caesars windsor last winter (we were the ones who bought you guys beers!)...we are excited to see you'll be back @ Caesars and just in time for our 10th wedding anniversary! Any chance of arranging a special dedication to my husband at the 11/5 show??

Vixter's picture

Hi, Dave! I can't wait to see you guys in December! One quick question. What's your favorite color? Thanks!

Heather Hartlove's picture

Hey Dave! I was at the Gettysburg Festival and finally got to see you guys perform!!! I was in the front row on the left (your right) wearing a black straight no chaser t-shirt and straight no chaser buttons on it! I recorded every song you guys sang. I really wanted to get a picture with you guys, but you ran off stage quickly haha. You guys are truly amazing and I've been following you since way before you became a youtube sensation! Love you guys!!! :)

Vixter's picture

Congratulations to you & Sara! Hoping you have a very long & happy life together!

Brittain's picture

Congratulations to you and Sara! Wish you both the best!

Candace Burton's picture

I absolutely love your beautiful voices but I must know WHEN WILL YOUR NEXT CD BE OUT???? Here it is the middle of April and to get my fix of SNC I put all of my cd's on repeat even the Christmas cd's! While your Christmas music is as beautiful as the others I feel I will be looked at strangely while working around the yard listening to Christmas music. My family is already questioning me about it while I blast it through the house!
Is it possible to record a few songs that emphasize the baratones ie: Elvira and The long Black Train?????
Forever your fan!
Candace (Minimom) Burton

SheriS's picture

Saw your comment about being at the Bulls game----you cannot know how jealous I am!!!! Went to a couple of games before we moved from IN., now I just get to see them on TV! That was an awesome game and home the wins continue and into the playoffs! You are experiencing one of the perks for the high price you pay living in Chicago!

L_'s picture

Another B'day wish...belated but no less sincere. Actually, you should still be celebrating!!

Jeanette P.'s picture

Hoping you had a great birthday!

EileenR's picture

Happy birthday, Dave! (Well, happy last 1/2 hour or so of it, depending in which time zone you are currently residing...) Hope you had a wonderful day!

Judy d's picture

Happy Birthday! Hope today has been wonderful, and that it's the beginning of an amazing year for you!!!