Default lineup: 8 members
Standard 8 piece band: 1 x Lead Female vocals, 1 x Lead Male Vocals, 1 x Keys & Backing Vocals, 1 x Guitar & Backing Vocals, 1 x Drums, 1 x Bass Guitar, 1 x Trumpet, 1 x Saxophone.
* 8 piece supergroup comprised of the UK's session élite, complete with brass section!
* Members have previously worked alongside Labrinth, James Brown, Beyoncé and more!
* Repertoire includes 21st Century hits Club classics Old School tunes, Jazz, Soul and more!
* Available UK wide and Internationally!
Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Take That, James Brown, George Michael, Labrinth, Chaka Khan, The Spice Girls - what do these acts all have in common? They’ve all used members of Clubclass as members of their backing bands and/or featured them on their studio albums.
Clubclass are an eight-piece band made up of players singers writers and producers at the very top of their game. They are the only band of their kind to offer a MOBO winner and international number 1 chart-topper as a core member featured vocalist. Clubclass's founder members are long established songwriters and producers for all the major labels with a long list of pop dance classical TV and feature film credits. Clubclass are based in London and have been performing for over 10 years together.
Anita Kelsey – lead singer:
*MOBO winner # 1 chart-topper and Universal in-house songwriter Anita is best known for her major club & national hits with D*Note and Sunship. Her involvement with the club scene has seen her collaborating with the industry's most respected and cutting-edge producer/DJ's; Stonebridge, Fedde Le Grande, Markus Schulz and Tiesto amongst others.
*Anita's ability to deliver many different styles has also led to work on Walt Disney's Merlin Bring Me The Head of Mavis Davis and the cult sci-fi classic film Dark City in which Jennifer Connolly mimes to Anita's renditions of 'Sway' and 'The Night Has A Thousand Eyes'.
*As a backing vocalist Anita’s credits include Kings Of Leon, The Spice Girls, Bill Wyman, Boy George, Razorlight, Damon Albarn, Bond, Alison Limerick, Sybil, Russell Watson and Bo Selecta!
Gordon Hulbert – Keyboards/MD:
*Musical director Gordon Hulbert has been in the MD chair for Chaka Khan, Anastacia, Gabrielle, Alison Limerick & Imagination amongst others and his work with Heatwave, Alexander O'Neal, Odyssey etc has given him a unique insight into what makes these acts some of the the foremost live dance acts in the business.
*Gordon is also a prolific producer within the dance arena producing artists such as Alison Limerick Robert Owens, Shena, Ron Carroll, Angie Brown and Anita Kelsey. Other credits include Stonebridge, Chris Kaeser, Housequake, Armada Records and Black Hole Recordings.
*As a composer of production music for soundtracks etc, Gordon has a long list of credits with the BBC, NBC, MTV, ITV, Channel 4, Parade Films and is commissioned on a regular basis by the UK’s top five multi-media companies. His track 'Hit The Spot' is currently on rotation on NBC's prime time quiz show 'Minute To Win It'.
Dave Ital – guitar/backing vocals:
*Recently returned from an East Asian tour with Incognito featuring Chaka Khan, Dave has also performed and recorded with Beyoncé, The Sugababes, Level 42, Craig David, Liberty X, Tom Jones, M-People, Bryan Ferry, Rick Astley, Jason Rebello, Jocelyn Brown, Mica Paris, Beverly Knight, Take That, Dina Carroll, Urban Species, Tom Robinson, Candi Staton, Lulu, Bobby Womack, Des’ree, Incognito, Kele Le Roc, reggae legends Lee Scratch Perry and Desmond Dekker and Brit R+B artists Taio Cruz.
Paul Jones – drums:
*Currently on tour as musical director with Sigma, Paul has played with futuristic hip hop dance act Spacek at the MTV awards, Labrinth, Mica Paris, Don Blackman, performed on Top Of the Pops with Modjo and various TV appearances with Cindi Lauper. From this list it becomes apparent just how versatile Paul's drumming is and why so many acts are lining up to work with him. Performing regularly with the house band at one of London's top industry nights 'The 10 Rooms' also gave him the chance to back such acclaimed artists as Justin Timberlake, Macy Gray and The Neptunes.
Simon Green – Lead vocals:
*A recording artist with Groovefinder and Soulfuric Records, Simon Green is a singer to be reckoned with. He is also in great demand as a backing vocalist, having honed his skills with the likes of Chaka Khan, Jools Holland, A Tribe Called Quest, Heaven 17, Sybil and Russell Watson. Simon tours the club scene on a regular basis with dance diva Angie Brown.
Dave Land – Trumpet:
*Dave has toured the world with some of the most famous names in music including most of the Motown greats: Ben E King, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, The Four Tops, Edwin Starr, The Temptations, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Jimmy Ruffin, The Three Degrees, The Foundations. In the ‘Rock' world Dave has toured with: Belinda Carlisle, The Steve Gibbons Band, Symphonic ‘Queen', The Elvis Presley ‘TCB' Band. In the ‘Big Band' & ‘Jazz' world: Echoes of Ellington Big Band, Super Jazz Big Band , Bert Kaempfert Orchestra , Joe Loss Orchestra , Cleo Laine , King Salsa, Roberto Pla Latin Band , Ross Mitchel Big Band , Glen Miller UK Big Band , The Monty Carlo Band, The QE11 Show Band , Pasadena Roof Orchestra , Wall Street Crash, Palm Court Orchestra.
Roberto Manzin – Sax:
*Roberto has performed all over Europe with many, many big names, including James Brown, Trilok Gurtu, Jason Rebello, Antonio Forcione, Manu Katché, Donna Summer, Zucchero 'Sugar' Fornaciari, Carmel, Tony Scott, Daniel Barrajanos, Bob Moses and Gene Anthony Ray.
Alexis Contouris – Bass:
*An inspired groovster, Alexis has brought his great bass vibes to the likes of Noel McCoy, Omar, Imagination, Vanessa Simon and Ashanti whose massive single ‘Baby’ features Alexis. His playing can also be heard on Noel McCoy and Vanessa Simon’s most recent albums. Alexis is currently on tour with new UK soul artist, Marlon Roudette, who is causing quite a stir on the continent.
Clubclass can offer a range of booking options to ensure every event is catered for. Whether its a solo piano or trio for jazz sets earlier in the day, dancers, a DJ or even guest appearances from name vocalists - e.g. Peter Lamarr (The Drifters), Alison Limerick, Noel McKoy, Angelo Starr, Angie Brown or Shena (Dance Divas)! (See booking options for more details)
Sample of previous clients
The Onassis Family,
The King Of Morocco,
General Motors (Egypt),
The Prince of Oman,
Global Rail Limited
Belgravia Village Street Party
John Northolt – Academy Music Group
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
‘Thanks for playing at my wedding. You were all brilliant’
John Northcote – CEO Academy Music Group
‘Just a huge huge huge thank you for an amazing performance. I wanted to say personally how fantastic the band were and I only wish the evening could have gone on longer. When I next plan a BBC party your band is top of the list’
Anna Mishcon - Producer, BBC
‘We used Clubclass for three events in a row and every time the dance floor was packed and people were up on stage joining in with the singing. They helped create a great atmosphere - what more could you want for your party!’
Specsavers Optical Group
‘Clubclass played at our new year party for about 250 guests. They had a wide variety of music, great vocals, a lot of stage personality and got the crowd involved. They had a lot of charisma, and the evening was enjoyed by all’
Shanie Foulstone - Global Rail Limited
* Please note - Clubclass require flights, accommodation, PA and backline hire for Scotland, Ireland & any International bookings (please speak to your booking agent for more information).