The Affections is a group of extremely talented musicians bringing the best pop, funk and soul party music to stages and dance floors up and down the UK. The band is fronted by Claire, our fantastic vocalist who has tones that are reminiscent of the current soul powerhouses like Adele and Sia, yep that’s right, we just compared her to Adele and Sia! Claire’s vocal expertise and incredibly sweet personality will win you and all of your guests round from the first song. The Affections comes as a 4-piece band, their lineup is lead vocals, guitar, bass, and drums / backing vocals. The band can also add more band members should you be looking for some brass or keys.
Claire, who frequently flexes her vocal chords with an in-demand choir regularly booked by the stars, has recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and has featured on multiple Swedish house DJ records, is supported by Chris (on guitar), Ewan (on bass), and Josh (on drums and backing vocals). Collectively they have all studied at one of the most prestigious musical educational facilities in the UK, the British Institute of Modern Music; have played with the likes of Emeli Sande, Ellie Goulding, Little Mix, Edge Michael (Peter Tosh’s nephew), Gary ‘Mudbone’ Cooper (of Parliament Funkadelic), Nate James, and Mollie King (of The Saturdays); have supported Robbie Williams, Rudimental, and Ronan Keating; have performed at Isle of White Festival, Newquay Beach Break Festival, The Full Ponty, GuilFest, Evolution Festival, SXSW Festival, and Notting Hill Carnival; toured the UK, Europe, and USA; have played at the renowned 100 Club, O2 Arena, O2 Islington, and Versuz (one of Europe’s largest nightclubs); and have played on Capital FM. I think you’ll agree that they've more than earned their stripes.
Claire leads the way in The Affections as she belts out the band's pop, funk and soul repertoire, from artists such as Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, and Bruno Mars. The band has a repertoire of over 600 songs covering the 1950s to the current top 40, and specializes in pop funk and soul, though their repertoire also covers Motown, rock, jazz, disco, gospel, swing, blues, Jewish as well as Christmas and Halloween genres. The Affections offer a complete service, including a PA and lighting system to light up your stage and dance floor; complimentary music before, in-between and after sets; an ‘off the menu’ song request (often the first dance); and a bespoke set list from over 600 songs for your special event, which means you’re guaranteed that the band will play exactly what you want to hear.