Club For Five challenges conventional wisdom about the capability of the human voice. Their unique arrangements and original compositions combine jazz, pop, rock, and even classical music in such a chic and unique way, that they create a musical genre all their own.
During performances, audiences are astounded to hear everything from electric guitars and horns to drums and other percussion instruments. Yet, they dont see one musical instrument on stage! Of course, the band doesnt merely settle for imitation. Instead, these talented performers effortlessly layer every note and vocal pop with a joyful and skilful touch. Performances by these five singers: Maija Sariola, Eeppi Ursin, Jouni Kannisto, Juha Viitala and Tuukka Haapaniemi are filled with a delightful energy and exhilarating intensity.
In October 2004, Club For Fives debut album “Ensi-ilta” (transl. “Premiere”) introduced the band to many Finns, received rave reviews, and achieved gold status in Finland in only a few months time. The album was comprised mainly of old Finnish evergreens and pop songs, with imaginative, original arrangements. At the turn of 2006, Club For Five recorded their second Finnish album “Uni” (transl. “A Dream”). The album, released in Finland May 2006, represented a milestone for the band. In this release, Club For Five proved that, in addition to their one-of-a-kind arrangements and thoughtful musicality, they also have what it takes to write music of their own. In November 2007 Club For Five released the Christmas album “Rekiretki” (transl. “A Sleighride”) which was promptly awarded “Christmas Album of the Year” in Finland. “Rekiretki also received worldwide acclaim by winning the holiday album of the year -category at the international a cappella awards, CARA 2008. In 2009 Club For Five released an album called “You’re the voice” with new arrangements on top hits like Sweet dreams and Nothing else matters. The album also includes Brothers in arms, which has become a very significant song for the band as well as the audience. You’re the voice was followed by a DVD “In concert – You’re the voice” and in 2011 Club For Five released their latest album “Ihmiset” (transl. “People”) which consists of finnish pop/rock-hits over the years.
During its relatively short career as a group, the band has performed with such distinguished ensembles as the legendary American vocal group “Manhattan Transfer” and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Club For Five performs mainly in Finland but has also held concerts around Europe and in Asia. In 2007 the band was touring in China and in 2012 visited “The Generation Show” in the Chinese TV.