Table of Contents

Club For Five is an A cappella group founded in Helsinki, Finland in the year 2000. The band consists of Maija Sariola, Susanna Hietala, Jouni Kannisto, Juha Viitala and Tuukka Haapaniemi. During  its  career  the  band  has  released nine  albums and a live cd+dvd in Finland. They are known for their innovative use of the acapella genre both in Finland and abroad. They have astonished audiences mainly in Europe and North America where the major part of the band’s  music has  also  been  distributed  digitally.

Their version of Running Up That Hill appeared on the 2009 album ‘You’re The Voice’.

Besides their English repertoire Club For Five – when touring outside Finland – also loves  to  bring  pieces  of  Helsinki  with  them  by  including  some  songs  in  Finnish. In  Europe  Club  For  Five  has  been  lead  performer  in  European  festivals  in  e.g. Ireland, Slovenia, Turkey, Austria and Scandinavian countries. They tour annually in Finland and have given concerts several times in Germany and France.

From 2010 to  2012  the  group  was  the  artistic  director  of  the  Choral  Espoo  International  Choir Festival, performing also as the lead performer alongside with e.g. American groups Rockapella and Naturally7. They have performed with The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra  and  toured
with  UMO  Jazz  Orchestra,  one  of  the  leading  European  big bands. Club For Five was also the opening act for the legendary Manhattan Transfer
on their tour in Finland in 2006.

Club For Five also tours annually in Asia with their world/pop/jazz repertoire, and in Finland with their famous Christmas programme.


  • Club for Five. Wikipedia, retrieved 19 September 2018.
  • Club for Five. Wikipedia (Finnish), retrieved 19 September 2018.
  • EPK. Club for Five website, retrieved 19 September 2018.