7th Ave is a group of vocalists, brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder of HOME FREE. From the mind of Chris Rupp comes a brand new vocal quartet that is ready to forge a new identity in the music world. Each member has a unique musical and performance background, allowing for exciting possibilities. Combining elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and more, 7th Ave is aiming to re-invent and uproot the standard definitions of all of those genres through their innovative arrangements and fun performances.
Members of 7th Ave include the founder and director, Chris Rupp, who was born and raised in Mankato, MN where he spent his life surrounded by music with his mom as a professional musician. After graduating from Mankato State University he spent the next 10 years teaching privately and working to build HOME FREE into the sensation it is today after their 2013 season and victory on the SING-OFF. He has collaborated with artists such as Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys and others and has released his own solo album.
Triston Rupp comes from the same musical Rupp family. Her degree from Mankato State is in Musical Theatre and she now pursues singing, acting and dancing in Los Angeles. She has been seen on Criminal Minds, Shark Tank and the film About Last Night with Kevin Hart.
Adam Bastien, from a small town in Michigan, began singing at the early age of 12, mostly in the form of duets with Celine Dion CDs. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and has traveled the world as a singer on cruise ships and has sung with several a cappella vocal groups including The Alleycats, Blue Jupiter and HOME FREE.