In 2020 Club For Five will celebrate its 20th year of singing and enriching the world of a cappella with premium Nordic quality spiced up with a dose of native Finnish craziness. The group stands out with its remarkable versatility. Combination of diverse musical backgrounds and distinctive vocal abilities of the five musicians have laid foundation for striking musical vibrancy and reputation Club For Five has today.
Having released 12 albums Club For Five is world-renowned for high-level studio work. In addition, the gold-selling quintet simply thrives live on stage lifting audiences with their contagious sparkle and unbound repertoire depicting a plethora of different musical styles. Constantly striving for the upmost quality while simultaneously not taking themselves too seriously is a big part of the band’s appeal. The tonal fluidity of the group extends to many genres and locations. Having a blast on big festival stages comes to Club For Five as naturally as an acoustical church performance.
Club For Five is influenced by international pop and jazz, but also rooted in Nordic music tradition in their approach. When touring around the world, the band loves to incorporate sounds of the icy North in their program. The repertoire is primarily in English and Finnish, along with a little Chinese, Russian and other smaller rarities. The Dire Straits anthem Brothers in Arms (from the album You’re the Voice, Warner Music 2009) has become one of the signature songs of Club For Five. Whether in Asia or elsewhere, the audience rarely allows the singers to leave the stage without hearing the startling deep bass solo.
Club For Five’s versatility has led to collaborations with artists and ensembles ranging from jazz trios to symphony orchestras. For example, the leading Finnish big band UMO Jazz Orchestra has collaborated with the group on multiple projects. In addition, Club For Five works with other groups and singers giving master-classes and lessons both as a band and as individuals. With three Christmas albums in their catalogue, a big annual Christmas tour of Club For Five has become a tradition for many Finns.