Alvin “Vinnie” Chea, was born in San Francisco in 1967. A product of Christian Education, Chea attended Adventist schools exclusively, earning a Bachelor of Arts English & Communications Double-major from Oakwood University.
It was at Oakwood that he joined the band “Alliance.” “Alliance” had formed while rehearsing in a campus restroom. After being discovered, Alliance went on to become Take 6, and soon skyrocketed to international fame.
They are now the most awarded Vocal group in Grammy History, winning 10 trophies and 24 nominations. During his 32-year music career, Chea has individually been featured as an Artist or Sideman in scores of Sound Recordings in virtually all genres. Additionally, he has appeared in hundreds of Film & TV Soundtracks. Alvin’s Voice-Overs can be heard on TV & Radio covering everything from Movie Trailers to Video Games.
He voiced Chili’s iconic TV campaign, “I want my baby-back, baby-back, baby-back ribs.” He sings the tag, “The Snack that Smiles Back” for Goldfish crackers, and also narrates Disney Nature specials and IllustraMedia documentaries. Recently, Alvin can be heard doing V.O.G. work for both the NHL’s and the NAACP’s Award shows.