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Real Class

Top Function Party Band


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.

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.



  • Dance The Night Away
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Stuck in the Middle With You
  • Pretty Woman
  • All Night Long
  • Saturday Night at the Movies
  • Celebration
  • September
  • Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Sweet Caroline
  • New York, New York
  • and many many more...


45 minutes of dinner jazz (if required) plus 2 x 40 minutes sets or  1hr 5 minutes by prior agreement of dancing music

The artiste will arrive at the pre-agreed time printed on the contract.



The start-time will be pre-agreed and printed on the contract.

The finish-time will be pre-agreed and printed on the contract. 


A secure, private room where the artiste can change and store costumes is required. 


Only if pre-agreed and contracted. This is usually when the arrival time is afternoon and the finish time is late.

Very close-by parking must be provided by the hirer, which must be free of charge.

Payment terms are different for each engagement. They are pre-agreed and contracted at time of booking. 


If you do not have a credit history with us you may be required to pay the artiste's fee in full or in part on making the booking.

You will be informed of any cancellation terms upon booking. These will be printed on the contract. 


Only if pre-arranged at the time of booking. 


Minimum 2 persons. Subject to your contracted choice, Real Class can add up to 6 additional singers/musicians onstage. 


Yes, but it must be stressed that the artiste is not a DJ and cannot take requests etc. 


Yes, but the artiste reserves the right to cancel the performance should the sound-limiting device be set at an unreasonably low level. In such cases, full payment would still be required. 


Allow 1hr. assuming that entry and access to the stage area is straightforward. 


Allow 30mins. assuming that entry and access to the stage area is straightforward. 

Allow 1hr. assuming that entry and access from the stage to the loading area is straightforward. 

Greater Manchester

Any destination in the UK and Europe subject to any distance travel and accommodation being suitably funded by the hirer. 


Yes. Available from 12 noon to 12 midnight. 


Minimum 5m wide x 3m deep.