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Alvin Chea
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Alvin "Vinnie" Chea was born in San Francisco, California in 1967. Class of '85 (Monterey Bay Academy). Class of '81 (San Francisco Junior Academy). A graduate of Oakwood College, he earned a double-major Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications. As a 20+ year veteran of the music industry, his singing voice has been heard on scores of movie soundtracks and music recordings. He is also a successful voice-over artist and can be heard on numerous television and radio commercials. Alvin, the proud papa of three wonderful children—Channing, Braxton, and Alvin "Cole"—lives in California, and is currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate in entertainment law.
 
Alvin is the bass of a group known as "Take 6," an influential American a cappella gospel music sextet formed in 1980 on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama. The group sings in a contemporary style, integrating R&B and jazz influences into their devotional songs. All members grew up Seventh-day Adventist.


 
Take 6 hit the stage with the legendary Stevie Wonder at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, August 28, 2008, when Denver 's Invesco Field was filled to capacity awaiting to hear the acceptance speech by presidential nominee, Senator Barack Obama. Just before Obama took to the stage, the crowd was treated to a special performance by the group and musical genius at approximately 5:20 p.m. PT. Alvin Chea is on the far left.