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Bare Naked Statues is Saint Louis University's all-male a cappella group. Founded in the fall of 2000, we have gained a strong reputation among the SLU community for innovative style, musical talent, and creative performances. Performing everything from Beyonce and Ariana Grande to the classics like Frank Sinatra and even Little Feat, the variety of musical selections and unique stylistic arrangements is what sets BNS apart from many other a cappella groups on college campuses. BNS has a mission of bringing a cappella music to the St. Louis community. In 2014, the Statues advanced to the finals round of the International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella competition, allowing them the opportunity to perform in New York City's Town Hall in Times Square.

Our newest studio extended play, "Stripped," is currently available on iTunes and Spotify.

Accolades and Achievements

*BOCA 2012: For "Suspention"

*BOCA 2013: For "Who You Are"


* Contemporary a Cappella Review       Awards:

"Exposed," 2014: 5 Nominations

* Sang at SLU Presidential Inauguration

for Dr. Pestello, 2014

* ICCA Quarterfinals 2015: 3rd Place


*BOCA 2015: For "Let It Roll

* ​ICCA Quarterfinals 2014: 2nd Place

* ICCA Semifinals 2014: 1st Place 

Advanced to finals in New York City


* ICCA Quarterfinals 2018: 2nd Place

*ICCA Semifinals 2018: Top 4 finish

*ICCA Best Choreography

*ICCA Best Soloist

*ICCA Best Arrangement

*ICCA Quarterfinals 2022: 2nd Place

*ICCA Best Vocal Percussion


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