Gospel, pop, R&B, jazz group Take 6 are back with their much anticipated single "When Angels Cry." The single is taken from their forthcoming album "Believe." The new album will be available worldwide on March 25, 2016 via SoNo Recording Group. The album will also feature the legendary Stevie Wonder who will contribute his exquisite harmonica playing to the song "You Know You Are In Love."
TAKE 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), has been heralded by none other than Quincy Jones as the"baddest vocal cats on the planet!" Their uniquely cutting-edge style is comprised of six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves. All of this bubbles into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. TAKE 6 are quintessential a cappella.
The group, considered torchbearers for an entire reemergence of a cappella as a musical movement, has been performing together since their days at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama in 1980. Their debut album scored two 1988 Grammy Awards and landed in the Top Ten Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian Charts.
Twenty seven years later, the most talked-about vocal group of all time, TAKE 6 is in greater demand than ever, selling out shows all over the world. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, the Oscars, the Grammys, had the honor of performing for four sitting U.S. Presidents, and appeared at the Democratic National Convention. The group, which has inspired and been a founding influence to a generation of recording artists including Boyz II Men and *NSYNC, has collaborated with a who's who of artists - including Stevie Wonder, Gordon Goodwin, Don Henley, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, k.d. lang, Queen Latifah, Brian McKnight, Luis Miguel, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, Ben Tankard and Cece Winans.
TAKE 6 Tour Dates:
Dec 11 Lincoln, NE - Lied Center for Performing Arts
Dec 12 University Park, IL - Governors State University
Dec 13 Houston, TX - The Fountain of Praise
Jan 02 Aspen, CO - Downstairs @ The Little Nell
Jan 03 Aspen, CO - Downstairs @ The Little Nell
Feb 12 Flagstaff, AZ - Northern Arizona University
Feb 14 Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts
Feb 18 Santa Rosa, CA - The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6
Feb 20 Bellingham, WA - Mount Baker Theatre
Mar 17 Urbana, IL - Krannert Center's Colwell Playhouse
Apr 01 Reading, PA - Berks Jazz Festival (The Summit Show)
Apr 06 Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theater (The Summit Show)
Apr 15 Oceanside, CA - Miracosta College - Oceanside Jazz Festival
May 14 Malibu, CA - Smothers Theater - Pepperdine University