The Coats (aka Trenchcoats) were formed in January of 1987 at the University of Washington when four guys who enjoyed a cappella got together to sing. Wrapped up in their vocal synergy, they spent the early days bouncing harmonies off campus walls, passing students and patrons of the Pike Place Market. Finally, their big break came when a local high school music teacher asked the group to perform for her class. An instant hit with that age group, they decided to try their performance before audiences of all ages. A new group was born.
They have evoloved to a four-voice chemistry that truly demonstrates the novelty and adaptability of a cappella music. Their repertoire spans the popular hits of over four decades, and includes everything from '50's doo-wop to jazz, country to ballads, and rap.
Over the years, the Coats has appeared on many stages, including TV, sporting events, choir festivals and fairs. In 1994 they swept the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival to become the U.S. National Champions. These guys are a high energy act that combines with tight harmonies to produce enjoyable recordings and performances every time.