About Real Class

Real Class... The finest and classiest function band that you could ever book. Dinner Jazz, Cabaret, Live Pop, Soul & Swing for Dancing, from two to six ( or more if required) incredible musicians / vocalists. Also fully costumed Decades Show. Phil, Tony and Jane are three of the country's foremost session musicians who have now come together to provide an entertainment treat. The band are perfect for golf clubs, masonics and any private function where high standards are the prerequisite for the evenings entertainment. The band has a 100% rebooking record and will always ensure that your evening goes smoothly. Nothing is too much trouble for them and they will always tailor their music carefully to the event. The band can also provide a full disco for a small extra charge. Please request 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 piece band as required. MBM Manager: Anne Barrett M.D.
  • Performance: 80 minutes of Dinner Jazz
  • Up to 2 hours of Dancing in all genres
  • Lights
  • Area:Worldwide


Build Me Up Buttercup
Bring It On Home
Disco Inferno
Higher And Higher
Hold Back The Night
I Can’t Help Myself
I’m Doing Fine Now
Midnight Hour
My Girl
Reet Petite
Save The Last Dance
Stuck On You

What Others Say About Real Class...

  • Federation of Master Builders

    Real Class - are REAL CLASS!

  • A wonderful night was had by all... Real Class are exactly what's described on the tin: REAL CLASS!

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.