2008 Highlights


10th AKlass singers performed three songs live with band One Eskimo at St Barnabas Chapel on Greek Street, London.

jemma cooke

Introducing Jemma Cooke

Jem Cooke is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter based in London. Recruited from a very young age as a session singer, Jem has worked on many successful advertising campaigns, backing vocals and TV and radio jingles including PC World, Baileys, Blue Peter, Comfort, Molly’s Gang, Joss Stone and many more.

Jem has had experience working with other writers such as Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Steve Lee (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Christina Milian) and Time Laws (Gabrielle, Lighthouse Family)

Jem’s song-writing took her to NYC in 2005 where she secured a residency at the legendary Bitter End club in downtown New York.


17th Patsy McKay will be lecturing at Leeds Music College.

15th AKlass singers recording with artist Patrick Wolf on his new upcoming studio album.

nov 2008 aklass

13th Bass player Wayne Plummer has been chosen to be in the session band with Skint & Demoralised who are signed to Mercury Records.


31st Marie-Anne Bruccheri showing how versatile she is played at L’Oreal’s networking evening which had a Halloween effect. This was done in conjunction with Styles by Solares.

24th Amy Stead recorded demo for song writer Sonja Holla.

oct 2008 aklass

Amy is blessed with a beautiful voice and has been singing from a young age. She graduated from Leeds Music College and plays piano and writes her own songs.

She was the support act the showcase of signed band S.O.L last October (2007) at the Jazz cafe and also played at follow up gigs, headlining May and June 2008.

She has performed in venues including Hard Rock Cafe, Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Asked to appear on Channel 4’s ‘Chancers’ and in final 8, with recommendations from Trevor Nelson and Fatman Scoop. Find out more…

22nd Jazz Trilogy performed at Altitude in Millbank for the SKY TV’s new Arts Channel launch.

jazz trilogy

8th Amy Stead and Mark Walker on piano performed classic love songs at private party in Manchester for Airline Company.


redken tribe

15th REDKEN TRIBE 08 EVENT at Battersea Evolution presented by Alex Zane. This year’s event was amazing and AKlass working very closely with Style By Solares organised everything from styling, casting models to shows. The theme this year was Fashion, Drama, Art and Energy and all the shows incorporated these themes. This year we not only stage-managed the entire shows by Patsy McKay, but also show produced the shows for Lee Stafford, Burlingtons, Guido, and The Chapel.

AKlass used a live House Band consisting of some of the best musicians in the Music Industry and also incorporated solos in individual shows from Louise Plummer, Marie Anne Bruccheri and James Manders. The Band performed a set after the live show of top dance hits. The event was a front cover feature on the September issue of the Event Magazine.

2 sept 2008


8th Band Entropee perform live set at wedding reception in Wimbledon.

2nd AKlass was asked to provide a Soul singer to perform a live set at a private dinner party in Manchester. Annette Bowen sang an amazing set with Yomi on keyboard.

JULY 2008

27th Chantal Santos and her Jazz Band perform at this years prestigious Cartier Polo Event in Windsor.

july 2008

26th Jody and James Manders performed at a wedding at the Hempel Hotel in London. Singing songs in the Civil Ceremony and at the Reception.

‘A lovely performance from two great artists, which prompted many compliments from our guests. The songs during the ceremony were particularly special and we would highly recommend them. Many thanks’ James and Andrea, Wedding Hempel Hotel

18th AKlass were asked to provide a live Band and Dancers to perform at a 40th Private Birthday Party in Manchester. The band were Entropee and dancers the IT Girls. Dancers also performed with Kelly Rowland from Destiny’s Child.

2 july 2008

2nd Lilliana and her band TRUCO play a great Brazilian set for the SKY Summer Party at London Oxo Towers.

JUNE 2008

28th Marie-Anne Bruccheri and James Manders play violin and acoustic guitars beautifully at a wedding at The Hempel Hotel in London

june 2008

‘We would gladly recommend Patsy to any bride/groom thinking about using AKlass – Patsy was brilliant, very efficient, professional and also friendly, making the whole process much smoother. Thank you again! ‘ PhungNhi and Rob (Bride and Groom)

22nd -28th Band Entropee travel to Monte Carlo to play shows on Chartered Cruise around Italy in association with Style by Solares

2 june 2008

3rd Mercury Record video department needed help finding string players with a particular look for new David Jordan video and AKlass was recommended to help! Two string players Johnny T and Stephen Hussey were cast.

MAY 2008

31st Marie-Anne Bruccheri was back in the studio recording with Razorlight.

19th Bruccheri String Quartet performed live with band GUILLEMOTS for Radio 1 Live Lounge

11th Entropee entertained guests at Polo Match in Surrey

2nd Bruccheri String Quartet performed with the band GUILLEMOTS on T4 TV show

may 2008 musicians

APRIL 2008

30th Radio 1 Live Lounge recording with “One Night Only” who used AKlass singers and Bruccheri String Quartet to cover the No.1 hit song by Nickelback “Rockstar”

april 2008

‘When the band told me they wanted some gospel singers and a String Quartet for their live performance on Radio 1, I was a little nervous, to say the least. Luckily I was put in touch with Patsy at AKlass who sorted everything… it sounded great !’

27th Phenomenom soul band Entropee entertain guests at wedding at Cardiff City Hall

19th James Manders played Spanish guitar songs at wedding of Annabel and Steve

‘I wanted to thank you for the most wonderful guitarist-James who not only played beautifully, but was a really lovely guy, and provided a really relaxed atmosphere for the reception. You’ve been a star and a perfect mix of friendly and professional. I will definitely recommend your Agency to friends organising events.’ Annabel Price (Bride)

marie anne april 2008

19th AKlass in conjunction with Style by Solares (Wren Solares), provided two performers at Swiss Marriott Hotel for the Westminster and Hampstead Hockey Club dinner.

The evening was kicked off by Marie-Anne Bruccheri playing solo violin as guests arrived and later in the evening Elizabeth Anastasiou and band (Mojito) performed a variety of cover songs as the after dinner entertainment.

mariah vocals april 2008

1st – 3rd AKlass arranged the band and backing vocals for Mariah Carey for the TV shows: Paul O’Grady, Friday Night Project and T4 Music Special as she promoted her hit single “Touch My Body” and other new tracks from her upcoming album.

MARCH 2008

4th Marie-Anne Bruccheri (violinist) records a demo with producer Tony Visconti for the upcoming Razorlight album at AIR Studios

3rd AKlass acts showcase their talents at Grove Studios in London


18th AKlass singers record a demo for possible film

8th Elizabeth classic soul singer performs at Sound in Leicester for private Sin City themed party

7th Marie-Anne Bruccheri renowned violinist and guitarist play a private party at Soho House


21st Bruccheri String Quartet recorded a demo for the upcoming new Razorlight album

Happy New Year! Welcome to what we hope to be an “AKlass” 2008!

Another year has come and gone and 2007 was good year for AKlass. We are now building on our reputation as the “Can do Agency”. We offer a professional service with a personal touch and no task is beyond us.

Please take the time to look at our “band” page in the “Services” page as we now have samples/demos of music from our artists.

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