6 Times You Didn't Know It Was Alvin Chea


Take 6 bass singer Alvin Chea has been a household voice for years, appearing in everything from commercials to TV shows to pop singles. 

Here are six times you may have noticed "Mr. Basslines" stealing the show.

1. Chili's Baby Back Ribs

Yep, that was Alvin. It's admittedly hard to miss him in this one.

2. Michael Jackson's "This Is It"

The first voice you hear after MJ's? That's Mr. Basslines! Alvin Chea is also the only non-"Jackson" on this recording.

3. McDonald's Sriracha Sandwich

This is certainly his most recent commercial work, as it came out right before Take 6 performed at the Blue Note in Hawaii in August. Can you pick out Alvin's deep bass in this chorus?

4. State Farm's Talking Baby

No, Alvin Chea is not the baby.  He's the voice-over artist. This was actually one of Alvin's first voice-over gigs and was hired by none other than Spike Lee!

5. Glee

Mr. Alvin "Vinny" Chea is the first voice heard on this track and all the Glee bed tracks recorded for the show.  The Swingle Singers did lend some music to the pilot, but after that, the bed tracks featured Chea and L.A. Session Singers Tim Davis, Elin Carlson, Gerald White, and Cindy Borquin.  

6.  Family Guy

Once you're looking for the smooth bass of Alvin Chea, he's pretty easy to find. 

Where else have you heard Alvin Chea pop up?

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