via Parade Magazine:
the mega-award winning a cappella group, is used to breaking records and crossing genres in the music business. With 10 Grammys and 10 Dove Awards, the successful sextet has also proven they are the masters of playing well with others, collaborating with legendary artists likeElla Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Don Henley, Lionel Richie, Celine Dion and Stevie Wonder. Quincy Jones has called the men behind Take 6 “the baddest vocal cats on the planet.” So I was thrilled to catch up with Take 6’s founder Claude McKnight to find out more about the legendary group (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley) and their latest chart-topping album Believe.
When you formed an a cappella group in 1980, did you ever think, at that moment, that this was the start of an amazing career?
When I formed the group, it was a hobby and literally something we were doing after school. I never envisioned it even becoming our/my job. It was all about hanging out and singing with a group of guys who love singing harmony!
Does beginning as an a cappella group lend itself to better understanding and appreciating the voices and nuances of your fellow singers?
I think starting out as an a cappella group certainly lends itself to being able to train the ears more than anything. Learning how to be able to “fit in” amongst a sea of other voices.
Can you share with our readers what inspired Take 6’s latest album Believe?
The biggest inspiration for us…..
Find out the bands inspiration for Believe by reading the full interview here