Author: Alvin Chea
Alvin "Vinnie" Chea was born in San Francisco, California. A graduate of Oakwood College, he earned a double-major Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications. As a veteran of the music industry, his singing voice has been heard on scores of movie soundtracks and music recordings; he's also been a voice-over artist in numerous commercials.
A founding member of 10-time Grammy® award winning "supergroup" Take 6, Alvin has toured the world extensively. Take 6 has garnered several venerated music industry honors, and has become the most nominated R&B, Gospel, or Jazz vocalists in Grammy history.
BassLines is a collection of emotionally candid stories culled from 20 years of life on the road.
"BassLines has the same wonderful feeling that the group projects when they are working. Just imagine your favorite Take 6 song and open this book, begin to read and you will maintain that feeling."
~Bill Cosby, Entertainer and Educator
"After being in showbiz for over 50 years, I've learned to always leave space for God to come into the room...BaseLines does just that. It shows the beauty of what can happen when you leave space in your career and life for God's leading."
~Quincy Jones, Media Mogul and Mega-producer
"Alvin Chea tells the stories of his life with the same love of GOD and gratitude for everyday blessings that sing through his music."
~Yolanda King, Civil Rights Activist
"Warm reflections with personal insight that touched me, not unlike his music so rich with inspiration. A member of the greatest vocal group in modern music history -- perhaps ever -- Alvin services us a real slice of life from the perspective of an 'artist-in-residence' of life."
~Kevin Eubanks of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
"There is no group like Take 6! Their talents are second to none. Alvin Chea has already blessed millions singing with his rich bass voice. I pray BassLines will bless millions again."
~CeCe Winans, Gospel Music Legend