Real Class Function Band are undoubtedly the UK’s no.1 function and party band where real classiness is required. Each band member has spent a lifetime in music and their dedication to making every event extra-special is the key to the incredible success of this band. From playing at resorts throughout the world and on cruise ships, the guys have honed their skills to perfect a show that is specifically aimed at the over-40s – and the more ‘classy’ audience. In true style, the guys will play a set (around 1hr 20) of easy-listening, cool, dinner-jazz whilst guests are gathering or eating.

Thereafter it’s party time – and the band will play a constant string of popular hits for dancing for two hours! You can choose the style, even the songs – the band has a massive repertoire of pop, soul, swing, jazz, rock and blues from over 5 decades to choose from – or just let the band do what they do best; look at the audience and know what to play! The line-up is usually a four-piece – but this can be changed to suit budgets and stages from a duo to a 6-piece.

The usual line-up is always: Phil Barrett (bandleader, lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, midi sax), Tony Crabtree (drums, percussion, vocals), Paul Farnell (bass, vocals), Jane Kelleher (lead vocals, percussion). Real Class function band only take around 35-40 jobs each year and as they are very popular, it’s always best to book them early to avoid disappointment.


Real Class can tailor their set to suit any event by prior request.

Happy customers include:  Preston Golf Club, York Railway Museum, Simply Heathcotes, York Boat River Cruises, Capesthorne Hall, La Bell Epoque, Manchester United F.C., Fowlers Hotel – Mallorca, The Belfry, Sefton Park Palm House, Cosby Golf Club, BBC GMR, The Reebok Stadium, Barclays Bank Plc, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Penwortham Golf Club, Village Hotel Bury, Warrington, Cardiff, Leeds Fishwick Hall Golf Club, Houghwood Golf Club, New North Manchester Golf Club, Pleasington Golf Club, Ramada Plaza Southport, Branston Golf Club, Lyric Rooms – Ashby De La Zouch, Denton Golf Club, Prince Of Wales Hotel Southport and many more.

The line up could be 4 men depending on if the girl is available.

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