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Soul Band based in London

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An 8 piece band performing a mixture of Club Classics, Soul, Funk, Pop, Jazz, Old School tunes & 21st Century hits! With members regularly touring and recording with the likes of Labrinth, Ellie Goulding, Sigma, Chaka Khan etc, Clubclass are at the very top of their game.

5 stars - Clubclass are Highly Recommended 4 Customer Reviews

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21st Century
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
24K Magic - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Can't Stop The Feeling - JT
Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Wake Me Up - Aloe Blac (arr. Avicii)
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Everything Is Changing - Sigma feat. Paloma Faith
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
We Found Love - Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Domino - Jessie J
I Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie
This Love - Maroon 5
Take Your Mama (Out All Night) – Scissor Sisters
Shine - Boot Luv
Got To Have Your Love - Liberty X
Starlight - Supermen Lovers
Lady - Modjo
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Groovejet - Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
Boogie 2Nite – Booty Luv
Yeah Yeah – Bodyrox
Put Your Hands Up For Detroit – Fedde Le Grande
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Fascination - Alpha Beat
Toxic - Britney Spears
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
I’ve got a feeling - Black Eyed P’s

Old School Soul
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
I Want You Back - The Jacksons
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
Mustang Sally - Blues Brothers
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Never Never Gonna Give You Up - Barry White
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - M.Gaye & T.Terrell
Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
As - Stevie Wonder
Sex Machine - James Brown
I Feel Good - James Brown
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
I believe In Miracles - The Jackson Sisters
One Love - Bob Marley

Carwash - Rose Royce
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
Thinking Of You - Sister Sledge
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
He's The Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge
Good Times - Chic
Le Freak - Chic
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - The Jacksons
Let's Groove - Earth Wind & Fire
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Play That Funky Music White Boy - Wild Cherry
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey

Soul Weekender
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
You To Me Are Everything - The Real Thing
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Been Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
I Found Lovin' - The Gap Band
Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
Don't Look Any Further - Dennis Edwards
Jamaica Funk - Tom Browne
Joy & Pain - Frankie Beverly & Maze
Night To Remember - Shalamar
There It Is - Shalamar
Body Talk - Imagination
Just An Illusion - Imagination
It's A Love Thing - The Whispers
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
Going Back To My Roots - Odyssey
Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
Little Red Corvette – Prince

Acid Jazz
Use Me Up - Bill Withers/Raw Stylus
Midnight At The Oasis - Brand New Heavies
Sometimes - Brand New Heavies
Apparently Nothing - The Young Disciples
Gotta Be - Desree
Make It On My Own - Alison Limerick
Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas
Maria Maria - Santana
Oye Como Va - Santana
There's Nothing Like This - Omar
Always There - Incognito feat. Jocelyn Brown
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Over My Shoulder - Mike & The Mechanics
Sleeping Satellite - Tasmin Archer
Get Here - Oleta Adams
Like A Prayer - Madonna

Club Classics
Make Luv - Room 5 feat. Oliver Cheatham
Lazy - X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne
Pride (A Deeper Love) - C & C Music Factory
Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
Sing It Back - Moloko
Movin' On Up - M People
Red Alert - Basement Jaxx
Where Love Lives - Alison Limerick
Missing - Everything But The Girl
Shine On - Degrees Of Motion
I'm A Dreamer - Living Joy
I Love You Baby - The Original
I Feel Love - Donna Summer
Believe - Cher
Closer Than Close - Rosie Gaines
Killer - Adamski feat. Seal
You've Got The Love - The Source ft. Candi Staton
Don't Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue
What Do I Have To Do - Kylie
Lola's Theme – Shapeshifters
Back Together - Hardsoul feat. Ron Carroll

Classic Rock
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
20th Century Boy - Marc Bolan
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon

Jazz Odyssey
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares – Nina Simone
Fever – Sarah Vaughan
Summertime – George Gershwin
All Blues – Miles Davis
Canteloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
Mercy Mercy – Joe Zawinul
Don't Go To Strangers – Etta James
Love for Sale – Ella Fitzgerald
Rio De Janiero Blues – Randy Crawford
Trouble In Mind – Aretha Franklin
Don't Explain – Bilie Holiday
God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday
My Favourite Things – John Coltrane
My Funny Valentine – Sarah Vaughan
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Sway – Anita Kelsey (Dark City version)
Love Me Or Leave Me – Dinah Washington
Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Lover Man – Ella Fitzgerald

Love On The Brain - Rihanna
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
You Bring The Sun Out – Randy Crawford
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Angels – Robbie Williams
Fix You – Coldplay
Little Wing – Jimmy Hendrix
Always & Forever – Heatwave
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy (Sting)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland
Ain't No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Imagine – John Lennon
Heaven Help Us All – Stevie Wonder
Knocks Me Off My Feet – Stevie Wonder
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Betcha By Golly Wow – The Stylistics
The Greatest Love – George Benson
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
So Amazing – Luther Van Dross
Stand By Me - Ben E King

  • 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!
  • Previous clients include BBC, BMW, Planet Hollywood, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and more!
  • Providing a range of entertainment throughout your day with dancers, a jazz trio and a DJ service available!

Line up:

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.

Member Biographies
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.

Booking Options
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
Buckingham Palace,
The Onassis Family,
The King Of Morocco,
General Motors (Egypt),
The Prince of Oman,
Planet Hollywood
Global Rail Limited
Belgravia Village Street Party
John Northolt – Academy Music Group
Terence Conran
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
WH Smith

‘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).

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Clubclass from Alive Network

  • 2 x Dancers Add £600

    To perform during Clubclass's set

  • DJ Service Add £420

    To perform before/after Clubclass's set

  • Jazz trio Add £720

    To perform jazz/dinner/lounge music earlier in the day

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Clubclass from Alive Network

  • 2 x 60 minutes £0