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Alvin Chea

Alvin Chea's Biography

Take 6 has broken all the rules since 1988 with the debut of their first album recorded a cappella. The band, comprised of 6 principle artists creates modern music influenced by gospel, jazz, doo-wop, R&B, pop, 60's soul and hip-hop. Ten albums, a raft of Grammys, Dove, Soul Train and Down Beat awards later, this group is best loved and best-known by Christian and secular groups as the most talented, surprising and delightful bands today.


Band member Alvin has been a professional "bass-cat" for 16 years. He has won numerous performance and production awards including seven Grammy awards, five Dove awards, and other industry honors. A pioneer of the bass-vocal "walking" style in a cappella singing, Alvin listened to Marcus Miller, Jimmy Haslip, and Ron Carter mostly in an attempt to mimic what they were doing.