Jamie and the first class have established a reputation as one of the most exciting, talented bands around. The band enjoyed a year’s residency at The Hammersmith Palais for SchoolDisco.com and have performed at many prestigious venues all over the world.
“The kind of young talented band it’s impossible not to like” The Stage 2009
Jamie and the first class have established a well–deserved reputation as one of the most exciting, talented bands around. Their fantastic live shows have earned them many fans and record sales around the globe. The band is made up of four young, yet highly experienced musicians fronted by Jamie Goddard.
Jamie and the firct class enjoyed a year’s residency at The Hammersmith Palais for SchoolDisco.com and have performed at many prestigious venues all over the world; Old Trafford, Cliveden, Stamford Bridge, The Club ( Abu Dhabi),Goodwood, Grosvenor Hotel (Park Lane), Caerphilly Castle & Telford International Centre. They have also enjoyed 3 summer seasons at Butlins and have regularly appear at the themed adult weekends. The band’s energetic 100% live show entertains crowds of all ages, performing a wide range of music to suit all tastes.
“Revives enthusiasm for live music” The Stage 2006
The band has appeared with or on the same bill as the following artists:-
Jason Donovan, East 17, Nick Kershaw, Chesney Hawkes, M People, Betty Boo, Doctor & the Medics, Chappers & Dave (Radio1), Go West, Bad Manners, Toyah, 2 Unlimited, T’pau, Musical Youth & many more.
Charity is a very important part of the band, having played for Children in Need which was featured on BBC1. In May 2005 the boys helped raise £20,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign. Late 2007 the boys were involved in ‘The Chesney Hawkes Xmas Cracker’ event raising £24,000 for The White Lodge Centre. The band has also performed to raise money for The Tsunami Appeal, Scope, Cancer Research, Comic Relief, Save the Children and many more. Jamie is also involved in charitable Schools tour encouraging young people to get involved in music.
The first class were also featured on a documentary on Channel 8 which has broadcasted four times in the Middle East. Jamie is a now a gold selling songwriter with WARNER BROTHERS. His music has also been broadcasted on major UK and European Radio stations including BBC Radio 2. Jamie has written songs used for TV on major German TV Networks including SAT1 & NINE aswell as ITV1 Channel Chelsea in the UK.
Basic PA system package Mackie 3k PA system consisting of 3 x SRM 450 v2 tops & 2 x SWA 1501 or 2 X SWA 1801 subs, 1 x DBX 1066 compressor, Soundcraft Spirit FX16 ii Mixing desk. AKG & Sennheiser drum mics, 4 x Shure SM58, 2 x Shure SM57. We also keep back up speakers & mixer for emergencies.
Professional PA system package HK Audio system speakers for larger events with YAMAHA 24 channel digital desk, SHURE SM58 vocal mics, Sennheiser drum and guitar mics including monitors with engineer. Ideal for larger events.
Basic lighting package 2 x LED stage washes floor standing effect lighting2 x Isolution iMove
Pro lighting package Four metres of professional trilite trussing including2 x Abstract XP2 lighting effect, 4 x iSolution imove 200’s2 x Abstract Twister 4 lights, SHINP Twin laser,2 x LED STAGE WASHES, With Abstract Club 64 lighting controller, 16 channel with engineer.
Concert lighting package Concert lighting packages can be provided for larger or outdoor events. These lighting shows are used on our Centre Stage shows at Butlins and outdoor concerts.
EXTRAS DJ – Golden Sounds disco Highly experienced disc jockey with over 9000 tracks, covering all types of music. This compliments the band’s show and keeps the dance floor packed all night long.
All electrical equipment is PAT tested by http://www.acetesting.co.uk/ Public Liability Insurance; Norwich Union POLICY 50 CME 1758227.We are covered by two separate ‘relay’ and ‘stay mobile’ breakdown policies with the AA to ensure we get to and from any show. We carry spare speakers, guitars, mixer, mics and cables to safeguard any eventuality.
VENUES THE BAND HAVE PLAYED Hotels Al Marooj Hotel (Dubai)Alvaston Hall HotelBasingstoke Country HotelBerystede Hotel Bull Hotel (Gerrards X)Carlyon Bay HotelChurchgate Hotel Celtic Manor Hotel Cliveden (Taplow)Complete Angler (Marlow)Coppid Beech HotelFour Pillars Hotels Great Fosters Hotel Grovesfield Hotel Grosvenor Hotel Hempel Hotel (Hyde Park)Landmark Hotel (London)Lansdowne Hotel (Brighton)Littlecote Manor Magnat Hotel, (Poland)Mere Court Hotel Monkey Island HotelNewbury ManorNorth Staffordshire HotelOakley Court Hotel Old Jordan’s (Chalfont)Paragon Hotel (Fulham)Parasampia Hotel (Newbury)Peterstone Court (Brecon)Royal Berkshire Hotel Springs Hotel Stoke Place (Stoke Poges)Taplow House HotelThe BromsgroveThe Club (Abu Dhabi)The Granary (Kidderminster)The Grande Hotel (Torquay)The Imperial Hotel The Swan at StreatleyThe Thistle Hotel Tylney Hall (Hook)Ye Harte and Garter Hotel.
Vessels The Dixie QueenThe Elizabethan The Val De Loir Silver Sturgeon Caversham Princess The Georgian Pink Champagne
Sports venues Aintree RacecourseAston Villa FC Beaufort Polo Club Chelsea Stamford Bridge Crystal Palace FC Dorney Lake Rowing Centre Epson Racecourse Formby Golf Club Goodwood Racecourse Guards Polo Club Kempton Racecourse Maidenhead & Bray CC Man United (Old Trafford) Mill Green Golf Club Moor Park (Rickmansworth)Oak Manor Golf Club Silverstone Racetrack Southgate CC Thatcham FC The Belfry West London Aero Club Wycombe Wanderers FC
Holiday Chains Bunn Leisure Butlins Holiday Parks Centre Parcs Haven Holiday Parks John Fowler Holidays Parkdean Holidays Pontins Holiday Parks Warner Breaks Woolacombe Bay
The list goes on!!
To all the guys in Jamie & the first class a huge thank you from the entire family you were absolutely fantastic! We had a great day and the music was out of this world. You had everyone on the dance floor all night. Everyone has commented on how good the band was and asked for your detail! We wanted to say thank you for an amazing night's entertainment. All the very Best Errmal and Kate June 2009
There can’t be many better ways to end a showcase session than with a band like Jamie & the First Class. Complete in school blazers festooned with buttons, these are indeed a class of mayhem-making musical ragamuffins but with the undoubted ability to turn their hand to covers as wide ranging as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Proclaimers through to Buggles and The Clash. They’re just a great sounding young band who could probably gig every night of the year if they wanted - and they probably do. THE STAGE
Dear Jamie, Your First Class band was exactly that: “FIRST CLASS”! You were brilliant and made the wedding go with such a big bang. We cannot thank you enough. Lots of love, John & Jacky 2007
“Jamie and the band got the dance floor crowded on their first number and it stayed that way throughout the evening. Dancers of all ages thought the band was fantastic. You made it effortless!” Kerry Brooker -The British Pain Society Corporate Event, Old Trafford 2005
Note - price guide based on standard 4-piece show. Other options:- - Compere and comedian - Backdrops and star cloths - Backing singers, dancers and extra musicians - Guitar smashing at the end of the show! Please call for further details.
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